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Barry Lane
Barry Lane
Scholastic Professional is proud to welcome acclaimed educator, author, and musician Barry Lane to our publishing program and to announce the publication of his new book, But How Do You Teach Writing?
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Barry Lane discusses how to teach writing in grades K-12.
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» Part 1: Using humor in the classroom (3:41)
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But How Do You Teach Writing?
A complete, inspiring, practical, personal, and fun writing program in one book. This is the first all-purpose guide to writing designed for both beginning and experienced teachers of all grade levels and subject areas!
Praise for Barry Lane's But How Do You Teach Writing?

“In this book, Barry Lane once again teaches those of us who teach, and he shows us some of the big framing ideas and a plethora of daily activities that will engage students in the work-and the absolute fun and joy-of real writing. Being helped to greater competence, wisdom and grace should always be this much fun. Thanks, Barry, for another book that I will keep on the top of my desk to remind me that I don't teach writing, but I teach STUDENTS to write!”

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm,
Boise State University
Author of Engaging Readers & Writers with Inquiry

“Barry Lane dares to remind teachers that not only writing but teaching writing can be fun and meaningful. Each chapter provides insights into how writers work, then helps teachers turn their students into writers with voices all their own.”

Jim Burke
Author of The Teacher's Essential Guide Series
and The English Teacher's Companion

“Barry Lane shows teachers how to demystify the writing process and have a good time on the way. Lane's work has renewed and refreshed the challenging job of teaching revision.”

Ruth Culham,
Author of 6+1 Traits of Writing