Teaching Idea Development: A Standards-Based Critical-Thinking Approach to Writing

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SAGE Publications, 2001 M07 25 - 144 pages

This step-by-step guide provides educators with the tools they need to help students think more critically and write with more fully developed ideas.

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About the author (2001)

Sharon Crawford Hatton has been a teacher of writing and English for more than twenty years, with most of the last ten years as a consultant and advisor on writing. A long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, and a member of Advisory Board of the Bluegrass Writing Project since 1994, Hatton is currently a curriculum and assessment coordinator at the elementary school level. Her strengths include written and oral communications, participatory leadership skills, and the design development, and implementation of assessment-driven curriculum.

Pam Leneave Ladd has been active in literacy and writing programs for many years, including work as a P–12 consultant with the esteemed Kentucky Writing Program from 1990 to 1999. Currently a K–6 writing consultant for Cooper-Whiteside Elementary School in Paducah, Kentucky, Ladd is also the owner of Writing Connections, Inc., an educational consulting firm that promotes best practice teaching and curriculum development, especially as it relates to reading and writing integration. Ladd is also an accomplished group leader and presenter of hundreds of professional development workshops and conference sessions since 1986.

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