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The Smart Writing Handbook
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"Students need elbow room to make decisions about what to write, revise, and publish. Adolescents crave responsibility. This handbook supports students by showing them how to assume greater responsibility and independence with writing assignments."Laura Robb The Smart Writing Handbook reinforces important lessons from Smart Writing's units of study, summarizes key points, and offers tips, rules, and guidelines for when students are writing on their own. Designed as a compact, easy-to-carry writing guide, the student handbook:
  • offers strategic support through the entire writing process
  • reviews minilessons that students may have missed or forgotten
  • helps students address expected writing conventions including a "Crash Course in Commas."
Save when you order a pack of 10 or a pack of 30.The Smart Writing series includes:
  • Smart Writing: Practical Units for Teaching Middle School Writers
  • Smart Writing Handbook
  • Smart Writing Staff Development DVD
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Laura Robb is the author of several classic books on literacy, including Teaching Reading in Middle School (second edition, 2010) and Teaching Nonfiction Writing: A Practical Guide. She brings more than four decades of teaching experience to her authorship and her professional development workshops, which she conducts throughout the country. She is a sought-after speaker, beloved by teachers for her commitment to children and adolescents and her ability to show what best practices look like in day-to-day teaching. In addition to her speaking and consulting, she teaches part time in grades K - 8. Recently, the Nassau Reading Council presented Robb with its 2009 Friend of Literacy Award. A survey conducted by Instructormagazine named Robb as one of the nation's top twenty educators. Laura Robb lives in Winchester, Virginia. Visit LRobb.com for teaching tips and to find out more about her in-service offerings. � Listen to an interview with Laura Robb on Education Talk Radio - 12/06/2011 (42:17)

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