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Hughes, McNaughton Co-Author New Writing Strategies Book

News release about the book "The EDIT Strategy," co-authors Charles Hughes and David McNaughton

hughes_sml.jpgby Joe Savrock (January 2010)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Two Penn State professors of special education, Charles A. Hughes and David B. McNaughton, have teamed with two faculty members at the University of Kansas to co-author a newly released curriculum book. Hughes is the lead author of the book, titled The EDIT Strategy: An Essential Element of the Writing Process. Co-authors at the University of Kansas are faculty members Jean Schumaker and Don Deshler.

The book is the latest addition to the Learning Strategies Curriculum (LSC) series developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (CRL).

David McNaughton.jpgThe EDIT Strategy is designed to help educators teach students who have writing disabilities the process and procedures of editing their work composed on a word processor. The strategy focuses on detecting and correcting spelling and mechanical errors as well as making content edits. The first strategy included in the LSC was published in 1983, and since that time over 350,000 special education teachers have used these strategies in their classrooms.

Hughes has researched, developed, and co-authored three other learning strategies included in the LSC: The Test-Taking Strategy, The Assignment Completion Strategy, and The Essay Test-Taking Strategy.