Read Writ (2009) 22:373–374 DOI 10.1007/s11145-008-9121-2 S. Graham, C. A. MacArthur, and J. Fitzgerald (eds.): Best Practice in Writing Instruction Guilford Press, New York, NY, 2007 Mark Johnson Published online: 29 February 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008 The guiding principles for the editors of this volume focus on the needs of the developing learner and how teachers of writing (or ‘‘teachers who are writers’’) can provide the best possible instruction for a nationwide student population who, despite the best efforts of teachers and administrators alike, consistently writes below curriculum descriptions of their grade levels. To that end, Graham, MacArthur, and Fitzgerald have brought together 15 chapters on subjects as diverse as spelling instruction to methods for teaching students with learning disabilities. With an introduction by the editors, the book is organized in three parts, each with a different focus: designing writing programs, strategies for teaching and learning, and special populations. Common to each of the sections is a concern for not only the global issues of writing such as awareness of audience, genre familiarity, and the social nature of writing, but also the need to promote higher order thinking among students in K-12 instructional settings. Each chapter presents
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