Houston, How Writing Works, 1e Written by award winning, critically acclaimed author, Gloria Houston, this long-awaited text uses a totally new concept in teaching writing by focusing on learning to write in the real world, not the world of literary writing, using content materials from the entire curriculum. Groundbreaking in the teaching of writing, this text provides instruction in the use of visual organizers to understand how each piece of writing works, supporting its effectiveness with research data and theory from a wide array of fields. (Houston's) approach is fresh, innovative, and based on Houston's own substantial work as a writer, a writing teacher, and a teacher educator. Professor Nancy Padak, Kent State University As a teacher, I am very excited that this material will...be placed in the hands of a large number of future teachers. Professor Marsha M. Lewis, State Coordinator, North Carolina Reading Association As I read through (How Writing Works), I found myself wishing I had a classroom of children again. Professor Clare E. Hite, University of South Florida From the beginning...I thought the book was EXCELLENT. I LOVED it! The profession needs this book... Professor Laurie Stowell, Cal State San Marcos Author Bio Gloria Houston is best known as an award winning, critically acclaimed author of books for young readers. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree (Dial, 1988) and My Great Aunt Arizona (Harper, 1991) and other books for young readers are perennial best sellers. An internationally recognized educator and writing consultant, she is an IRA Distinguished Educator and winner of the national Excellence in Literacy Education award for an IBM writing curriculum. With k-12 as well as university teaching experience, she is listed in Who's Who in Education and Who's Who in AmericaHouston, Gloria M. is the author of 'How Writing Works Imposing Organizational Structure Within the Writing Process', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205366767 and ISBN 0205366767.