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I have referred to numerous books and journal articles through out this project.  If I have quoted from a text,  I encourage its place on the writing teacher's bookshelf.

I found the following books to be the five most valuable in increasing my understanding of writing instruction.  I would encourage homeschool parents to invest in building their teacher's library first, then spend money on resources for their children. There is a popular mindset in the homeschool world that anyone can teach their children at home, just buy the curriculum and go. I dare to push back against that slightly and challenge teaching parents to equip themselves for the task at hand. The total cost of the following books is less than a one year's purchase of the most popular writing curriculum, but will benefit teacher and student far longer.

The 9 Rights of Every Writer: A Guide for Teachers by Vicki Spandel

Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook by Aimee Buckner

Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher's Guide by Daniels, Zemelman and Steineke

Sentence Combining: A Composing Book by William Strong

The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy McCormick Calkins

Parents or teachers wanting further resource suggestions should consult the full Write Next To Me Works Cited document.