By Mike Shanahan
"This fine book on writing instruction will soon have a second edition. If you are looking for a good guide for supporting teachers on writing, this is the book I would turn to now. In this new edition there is a lot more common core relevant information, including a chapter that I wrote about "writing about text." For some reason I struggled to write this chapter, but yesterday I read the page proofs and I was happy with it. It provides guidance on all the ways that common core connects reading and writing: summarizing, modeling, analysis/critical response, and synthesis. It should be out soon and for those who have been looking for common core writing help this text should do it."