In recent years, educators have become increasingly concerned about the writing skills of students in elementary, middle, and high school. They wonder what can be done to build proper writing skills, particularly in a generation of students who may consider text messaging to be the only writing a person needs to do. Extreme Writing describes how teachers can build upon the eagerness and skills that students apply to recreational, social, and friendly writing, bringing enjoyment back into writing for students. The Extreme Writing approach is not a precise formula for student achievement; rather, it is a shared discovery of the process, the adventure, the wonder, and the liberation inherent in writing.
Keen J. Babbage has twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator in middle school, high school, college, and graduate school. He is the author of author of numerous books including 911: The School Administrator's Guide to Crisis Management (1996), Extreme Teaching (2002), Results-Driven Teaching: Teach So Well That Every Student Learns (2006), What Only Teachers Know About Education (2008), and Extreme Economics, Second Edition: .
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Idea of Writing Chapter 3 Students Love to Write; Students Hate to Write Chapter 4 Real Writing Chapter 5 Academically Valid School Writing That Fascinates Students Chapter 6 Writing across the Curriculum; Writing within the Curriculum Chapter 7 What Can Go Wrong and What to Do about That Chapter 8 It Is Not the Best Writing Until It Has Been Revised Chapter 9 Writing as Liberation Chapter 10 Epilogue