Blog watch: Real reviews for Real Revision

June 15th, 2011

Kate Messner’s book Real Revision: Authors’ Strategies to Share with Student Writers is not even off the press, but some bloggers are already buzzing about it as a must-read for the summer.

Franki Sibberson at A Year of Reading writes that Real Revision is more than just a book of lessons about revision, but a book about creating a classroom where revision is valued. “I read a lot of professional books on literacy,” Franki writes. “I love so many of them but REAL REVISION totally wowed me.  It is fresh and unique. It looks hard at the life of real authors and their process for revision and then looks at how to bring those authentic strategies into the classroom.”

Monica Edinger also reviewed the book on her blog, Educating Alice. She writes that “Kate knows the realities of teaching writing in this time of tests and standards, knows middle school kids, and knows firsthand the ups and downs of writing.  She does a remarkable job connecting this all in a style that is pleasant, practical, and frank.”

Head over the Stenhouse site to preview the full book and then order your copy to add to your summer reading list!

You can hear Kate talk about her book in this recently recorded video podcast:

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  • 1. Shelly  |  June 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

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