Featured books by Karen R. Harris

Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students

By: Steve Graham, Karen R. Harris, Linda Mason, Barbara Friedlander
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

This practical book provides highly effective, field-tested lesson plans for the students in every elementary and middle school classroom who struggle with writing. The practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what K–8 educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help. Teachers will get concise lesson plans they can use to easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. Firmly grounded in the authors' Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which has been proven effective by two decades of research, these brief, powerful lessons will help transform struggling students into confident, skilled, and motivated writers.

Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties

By: Steve Graham, Karen R. Harris
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

Whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help, struggling writers can improve their skills dramatically if they get the detailed, explicit instruction they need. This practical guidebook shows elementary school teachers how to make this systematic instruction part of their classroom. Educators will find a wide range of specific strategies that include: activities for every phase of the writing process, from brainstorming and goal-setting to revising; proof of effectiveness with students who have learning disabilities (field-testing data included); guidelines on how to teach the strategies and use them across grades; easy-to-learn formats for students, such as mnemonic devices and short step-by-step action plans; and exercises specially tailored for different types of writing, including stories, explanations, persuasive essays, reports, and comparisons.

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