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Write Now! Empowering Writers in Today's K–6 Classroom

by Kathy Ganske

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Write Now! Empowering Writers in Today's K–6 Classroom

Grades K – 6
Type Book
Pages 224
Published April 2014
Publisher International Literacy Association



To become truly "college and career ready," students need to be able to communicate effectively in writing—and teachers need to be confident and prepared to teach writing in ways that motivate, encourage, and challenge students to higher levels. In this groundbreaking volume, renowned researchers and beloved classroom educators come together to provide research-based instructional strategies that can encourage your students' writing skills—and, perhaps even more important, increase student engagement and motivation to write.

A stellar team of contributors delves into critical topics such as

  • What writing instruction should look like in the age of high standards
  • The power of mentor texts to teach narrative and informational writing skills
  • Strategies for teaching argumentative and persuasive writing
  • The importance of vision, choice, and identity in motivating reluctant and developing writers
  • Innovative ideas for using digital tools in grades K–3 and 4–6
  • Implementing multigenre projects that integrate social studies or science with the language arts

Write Now! can empower you to make important research-based instructional decisions. It can also be a go-to source for countless practical tips, strategies, techniques, and concrete examples to help you expand the writing expertise of typical and challenged learners.


Ganske, K. (Ed.). (2014). Write now! Empowering writers in today's K–6 classroom. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.