1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600, press 2
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723), press 2
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600, press 2
Table of Contents
About the Author | Comments
Are your students excited about writing? Do you want them to be?
Do you want them to ask for more writing opportunities and assignments? Do you want them to engage in writing tasks more quickly and with more fluency?
The traditional five-step writing process never explicitly teaches students to be fluent in their writing—to be able to write quickly on any topic. Extreme Writing targets precisely that with focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement. It is designed to appeal to students in grades 4–8, and—best of all—the approach involves little extra work for you.
In The Power of Extreme Writing, author Diana Cruchley not only outlines the process but also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights more than a dozen unique inspirations that motivate students to write.
Extreme Writing: it's fun, it's fast, and it works.
See the book's table of contents and read excerpts.
Learn more about ASCD Arias.
Examination & Desk Copies
Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members who chose this Featured Selection get the print book. Premium Online and Select Online members get the e-book.
DIANA CRUCHLEY is an award-winning educator and author who has taught at both elementary and secondary levels. She is a former president of Langley College and the district administrator for professional and community services in Langley District. Among her national awards are the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada and the Canada Post Flight for Freedom Literacy award. Her most recent book, Shhh! Canadian Scientists and Inventors Rule, is her first picture book. Cruchley's practical workshops across Western Canada and in the United States are always enthusiastically received.
language arts | literacy | student engagement and motivation | Whole Child: Engaged | writing
Subscribe to ASCD Express, our twice-monthly e-mail newsletter, to have practical, actionable strategies and information delivered to your e-mail inbox twice a month.
ASCD respects intellectual property rights and adheres to the laws governing them. Learn more about our permissions policy and submit your request online.