About the Book
Writing is hard.
Teaching writing is even harder.
The Writing Teacher's ABCs sets out to simplify the task of teaching teens or adults to write nonfiction. It breaks the big, frightening process into 26 short, practical chapters.
Everything you need to get started teaching teens or adults to write nonfiction is laid out from A to Z. So
even if you're not a great writer
even if you never taught nonfiction writing before, and
even if you have no clue where to begin
The Writing Teacher's ABCs will give you enough to get started and keep ahead of your students until you get the hang of it.
About the Author
Linda Aragoni stumbled into teaching writing when Western Kentucky University offered her a teaching assistantship in first year composition while she worked on her MACT in humanities. After lecturing for three days, she was so bored that she threw away her notes, set up competency standards for her students, and began having students write every class period.
When students' writing began to improve, Linda was hooked on teaching nonfiction writing.
Since then she's taught writing at four other on-the-ground colleges and at three online programs, including the Southern New Hampshire University and University of Phoenix.
Linda knows how to write as well as how to teach writing. Her nonfiction writing and editing experience ranges from technical training manuals to humor. She's written instructional materials for companies like General Electric, edited newspapers and a scholarly journal, written magazine pieces, and churned out marketing copy by the hour.
In her spare time, she reads bestselling novels at least 50 years old and posts 200-word reviews of them on her blog GreatPenformances.