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Writing Project Strategies Help Little Writers with Big Futures

Publication: The Orange County Register
Date: December 19, 2011

Summary: In second-grade teacher Angie Bailus' classroom, teaching strategies from the UC Irvine Writing Project help young students improve their writing skills.


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But when it comes to writing, these students are already building the skills that will propel their success through school.

Writing often takes a back seat in the curriculum to math, science and reading. But reading isn't enough unless you know what to make of the content.

The skills that help students analyze a novel are the skills that help them write about it. Good writing requires thinking tools that need to be taught — starting with reading – and teachers who know how to teach them."

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