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Eleanor Dougherty


Eleanor Dougherty is a consultant with education foundations and agencies on curriculum and professional development. Her graduate degree is in literacy education with an emphasis on the teaching of writing. She has assisted districts and organizations with diverse student populations across the country, and her work over the last two decades has focused on literacy and its role in the larger curriculum, particularly in the core subjects. Dougherty is the author of books and articles on education, including the ASCD book Assignments Matter: Making the Connections That Help Students Meet Standards. She is currently involved in developing a national literacy strategy through the Literacy Design Collaborative. Eleanor can be reached at

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The Better Writing Breakthrough: Connecting Student Thinking and Discussion to Inspire Great Writing (Print Book)


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