This exciting new writing methods text offers a contemporary look at teaching writing strategies to 21st century students . The wealth of writing strategies are linked to research and theory and continually ask teachers to use problem solving and creative thinking to respond to the challenges of teaching writing in a global, computer-mediated society. The best practices offered in this book will make it easy for teachers to help their students flourish as creative and proficient writers. Two distinct characteristics make this resource unique. First, the author shares experiences in successful writing with students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Second, the author emphasizes the use of technology to facilitate all stages of writing and to help students access, retrieve, interpret and apply information to enhance what they write. In the words of Linda Gambrell, former President of the International Reading Association, "this text is a pleasure to read and it is filled with valuable ideas for improving writing instruction. It will provide teachers, administrators, staff developers, and teacher educators with a very practical and powerful, research-based instructional model that will help to empower both teachers and their students."