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Chapter 5: Developing the 21st Century Curriculum

Chapter 6: 21st Century Writing Tools

Chapter 7: 21st Century Writing Assignments

Chapter 1:

Writing in the 21st Century

The American Public, as evidenced by the National Writing Project 2005 Survey, published by Belden Russonello and Stewart concluded that the public wants writing to be taught to children early and frequently in schools across the United States. The survey also concluded that:

  1. Reading, Math, an writing were considered most important to be mastered before high school graduation (2).

  2. Americans believe that writing should be taught at a young age and across disciplines. Writing assignments are a necessary part of the high school curriculum (2).

  3. Americans strongly believe that writing will enhance student academic performance on standardized tests. They also believe that writing is important for career advancement (2).

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