Gretchen Bernabei and Judi Reimer present 95 craft lessons based on real student essays.
The premise of the book is that "kids learn from each other faster and more deeply than they learn from us." These real tests are an "instructional gold mine" for modeling narrative, argument, and analytical writing techniques.
These are the main kinds of writing taught, tested, and even outlined in the Common Core Standards.
An innovative, fun, and easy-to-use resource for teachers looking to improve their writing instruction.