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Introduction
Introduction

The Author's Flight

A young author develops writing wings.

Each takes a unique learning journey.

Each one writes the best that he can.

Why compare one against the other?

A writer is unique. Each passage is special.

An author's flight is limitless.

—Chapman and King, 2009 (adapted from “A Butterfly in the Wind,” author unknown)
Infusing Writing into the Content Areas

Each student is a writer with unique needs. The way a teacher influences each individual's personal use of the writing craft affects the learner's writing destiny.

Effective teachers present writing as a tool for learning and expressing ideas (Schmoker, 2007). They share various forms of writing with their students to model and illustrate the purposes and the pleasures that come from content mastery and authorship. Productive writing instructors know how students learn. They ...

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