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1. Introduction to teaching writing in the middle years Tessa Daffern and Noella M. Mackenzie 2. Theoretical perspectives and strategies for teaching and learning writing Tessa Daffern and Noella M. Mackenzie 3. Teachers as writers Muriel Wells and Damien Lyons 4. What is involved in the learning and teaching of writing? Tessa Daffern, Michele Anstey and Geoff Bull 5. Supporting meaning-making through text organisation Beverly Derewianka 6. Supporting meaning-making through sentence structure and punctuation Beryl Exley and Lisbeth Ann Kitson 7. Supporting meaning-making through vocabulary Noella M. Mackenzie and Tessa Daffern 8. Supporting meaning-making through handwriting and keyboarding Noella M. Mackenzie and Rebecca Spokes 9. Supporting meaning-making through spelling Tessa Daffern 10. How multimodal text changes the pedagogy of writing Michele Anstey and Geoff Bull 11. Supporting EAL/D and Indigenous writers Helen Harper, Bronwyn Parkin and Jennifer Rennie 12. Teaching writing across disciplines: The upper primary school years Tessa Daffern, Elizabeth Baker and Lauren Elise Barlow 13.Teaching writing across disciplines: The early secondary school years Lisbeth Ann Kitson 14. Cultivating inclusive writing communities Natalie Thompson and Chris Stevens 15. Assessing writing: Teacher-led approaches Mary Ryan and Tessa Daffern 16. Assessing writing: Student-led approaches Natalie Thompson and Paul Grover Appendix Graphic organisers and assessment templates Index

About the Author

Tessa Daffern is a Senior Lecturer in Literacy Education at the University of Wollongong, and author of The Components of Spelling. In 2012 she was one of the first Australian educators certified as a Highly Accomplished Teacher. Noella M. Mackenzie is Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Charles Sturt University, and author of Understanding and Supporting Young Writers from Birth to 8.

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