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A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6–12, Revised Edition

Richard Kent

A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 612, Revised Edition is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. This revised and updated International Writing Centers Association 2006 Book of the Year shows writing centers as places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. Writing centers support students and busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.

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Names: Kent, Richard, author. Title: A guide to creating student-staffed writing centers, grades 6–12 / Richard Kent. Description: Revised edition. | New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017001494 (print) | LCCN 2017003808 (ebook) ISBN 978-1-4331-3056-4 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4008-2 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-4009-9 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4010-5 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: English language—Composition and exercises— Study and teaching (Middle school) | English language—Composition and exercises— Study and teaching (Secondary) | Writing centers. | Peer teaching. Classification: LCC LB1631. K455 2017 (print) | LCC LB1631 (ebook) DDC 808/.0420712—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017001494 DOI 10.3726/ 978-1-4331-4008-2

Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de/.

This book is published in cooperation with the National Writing Project, University of California, 2105 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

© 2017 Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York 29 Broadway, 18th floor, New York, NY 10006 www.peterlang.com

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