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ChapterThank you for considering use of our material in your educational program. From Striving to Thriving Writers helps students harness the power of language to accomplish their own purposes for writing: to tell a story, to investigate an issue, to prioritize information, to persuade a reader, and to generally inform. Building on real reasons to write, writing frameworks jump–start writing and other communication skills-and in this way, help all students become thriving writers.

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