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"Imagine having a professional writer whisper in your ear inside trade secrets about the art of writing—and how to teach it. Sitomer, who is both an educator and a professional writer, shares his own writing process and teaching toolbox. Best of all, he delivers explicit instruction on short responses, which are the stepping-stones to full-blown masterpieces. Because of this book I’m a better teacher of writing and my students now have the tools they need to guide their thinking and writing." —TERRY KALDHUSDAL, Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, 2007, Wisconsin State History Teacher of the Year, 2011, Lowell Milken Center Fellow, 2014
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