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Creating Confident Writers

For High School, College, and Life


Troy Hicks (Author), Andy Schoenborn (Author)

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“We need to help students see that writing can be for an audience other than a teacher, and for a purpose beyond getting a grade".

Addressing their colleagues in secondary and college writing instruction, Troy Hicks and Andy Schoenborn initiate a collaborative conversation about instructional decision-making that works to encourage the growth of students as confident writers. Chapters seek common ground on such topics as fostering student agency and goal- setting, optimising the use of class time and technology, and using formative and summative assessments. Examples of assignments, student work, assessment tasks and teacher reflections are included throughout. The book’s approach builds on significant framing documents from NCTE, NWP, the Council of Writing Program Administrators, ISTE and the CCSS.