This week you read Nancy Smith’s article in which she addresses the tensions bet

This week you read Nancy Smith’s article in which she addresses the tensions between the theories and practices of writing/writing instruction and lays out her six components of principled practice gleaned from a review of expansive research and years of experience. In short, Smith encourages us to rethink some of the common practices of writing instruction in English language arts (ELA) classrooms. In your discussion thread, explain how Gallagher and Smith challenge and/or affirm your thinking about how to teach writing effectively.

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