Developing Writing Teachers

Author: Terry Locke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113621819X
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Developing Writing Teachers from the Author: Terry Locke. The premise of Developing Writing Teachers is this: When teachers of writing identify as writers, it adds a special dimension to their writing pedagogy. Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant research and theory, this text is distinguished by its dual focus—on teachers as writers and the teaching of writing. Part I addresses the question, What does it take for a teacher of writing to develop an identity as writer? Using case studies and teacher narratives, it guides readers to an understanding of the current status of writing as the 21st century unfolds, the role of expressive writing in developing a writing identity, the relationship of writing to genre and rhetoric, writing and professional identity, and writing as design. Part II focuses on pedagogical practice and helping writer-teachers develop a toolkit to take into their classrooms. Coverage includes building a community of writing practice; the nature of writing as process; the place of grammar; the role of information, communication and representational technologies; and how assessment, properly used, can help develop writing. Ideal for for pre-service and in-service courses on the teaching of writing, the Companion Website provides aadditional readings/documents; PowerPoint presentations; assessment resources; and lesson and unit plans and planning guides.

The Complete Guide To The Theory And Practice Of Materials Development For Language Learning

Author: Brian Tomlinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119054761
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The Complete Guide To The Theory And Practice Of Materials Development For Language Learning from the Author: Brian Tomlinson. The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning provides undergraduate and graduate-level students in applied linguistics and TESOL, researchers, materials developers, and teachers with everything they need to know about the latest theory and practice of language learning materials development for all media. The past two decades have seen historic change in the field of language learning materials development. The four main drivers of that change include a shift in emphasis from materials for language teaching to language learning; evidenced-based development; the huge increase in digital delivery technologies; and the wedding of materials developed for the learning of English with those for other second or foreign languages. Based on an exhaustive review of the world literature on the subject, as well as their decades of experience as materials developers and researchers, the authors address these issues to offer comprehensive coverage of all aspects of contemporary language learning materials development. Combining a highly accessible style and presentation with academic rigor, this book has many pedagogical features including numerous “think questions” and tasks, as well as a list of valuable resources freely available to materials developers, in order to stimulate readers and provoke debate in the field. Unparalleled in scope and depth of coverage, The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning: Combines a highly-accessible style and presentation with academic rigor, making it an ideal guide for newcomers to the field as well as experts Offers objective information, critical reviews of the literature, and extremely well-informed opinions and recommendations Delves into the issues which continue to provoke debate in the field, worldwide Considers questions of materials evaluation, adaptation, and development Provides numerous “think questions” and tasks to stimulate readers and foster innovation, and a list of valuable resources freely available to materials developers Timely, authoritative, and global in scope, The Complete Guide to the Theory and Practice of Materials Development for Language Learning is an indispensable resource for all those studying and working in the field of language learning.

Developing Strategic Writers Through Genre Instruction

Author: Zoi A. Philippakos
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462520324
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Developing Strategic Writers Through Genre Instruction from the Author: Zoi A. Philippakos. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) identify three essential writing genres: narrative, persuasive, and informative. This highly practical guide offers a systematic approach to instruction in each genre, including ready-to-use lesson plans for grades 3-5. Grounded in research on strategy instruction and self-regulated learning, the book shows how to teach students explicit strategies for planning, drafting, evaluating, revising, editing, and publishing their writing. Sixty-four reproducible planning forms and student handouts are provided in a convenient large-size format; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. The Appendix contains a Study Guide to support professional learning.

Developing Writing For Different Purposes

Author: Jeni Riley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264807
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Developing Writing For Different Purposes from the Author: Jeni Riley. `Jeni Riley and David Reedy share excellent examples of how primary school children worked on a non-fiction text format.... A well-informed book with a welcome dose of humour' - Nursery World `The theoretical underpinning to this volume is rigorous and the case studies are both endearing and informative' - Early Years `One of the insights of social theories of language which is now taken for granted is that language varies as the social context varies' (Kress, 1997) This is a book that operationalizes this insight: it charts young children's early attempts to write as they struggle to communicate meaning for a variety of purposes. Each section deals with the appropriate research evidence on the development of children's competence in literacy, and their growing awareness of genre, and uniquely, with a clear approach to teaching children from three to seven years. The text combines the necessary theoretical underpinning plus the day-to-day practical experience of working with young children in order to develop their understanding of the different forms and language of texts.

Practical Teaching In Emergency Medicine

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444357190
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Practical Teaching In Emergency Medicine from the Author: . Inherent to the teaching and practice of emergency medicine are specific challenges not found in other specialties - the unknowns of the emergency department, the need to identify life- and limb-threatening conditions, the pressure to solve problems and find solutions quickly, and the orchestration of clinical specialists and ancillary services. Because of these unique demands, books written by clinicians from other disciplines, that extrapolate their information from other specialties, aren’t always suitable references for teachers of emergency medicine. This book is different – it shows how to incorporate effective teaching strategies into the unique teaching atmosphere of the emergency department, how to effectively lecture, lead small groups, give feedback, foster life-long faculty development skills, and much more – it is written by emergency medicine physicians for emergency medicine physicians. Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine gets to the essential core of how to best teach the art of practicing emergency medicine – and provides the blueprint to become a better teacher, providing guidance on how to accomplish skilful teaching in busy emergency departments. It provides emergency physicians and trainees with the necessary tools to effectively and efficiently transmit information to learners in the often times chaotic emergency department environment.

Teachers In Developing Countries

Author: International Labour Office
Publisher: International Labour Organization
ISBN: 9789221064411
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Teachers In Developing Countries from the Author: International Labour Office. Forming part of the regular work carried out by the ILO to serve as a basis for monitoring, with UNESCO, the application of the 1966 Recommendation concerning the status of teachers, this study sheds light on the specific conditions of teachers in developing countries.

Computers And The Teaching Of Writing In American Higher Education 1979 1994

Author: Gail E. Hawisher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1567502520
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Computers And The Teaching Of Writing In American Higher Education 1979 1994 from the Author: Gail E. Hawisher. This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not principally about computers. It is about people-the teachers and scholars who have adapted the computer to their personal and professional purposes. From the authors' perspectives, change in technology drives changes in the ways we live and work, and we, agents to a degree in control of our own lives, use technology to achieve our human purposes. REVIEW: . . . This book reminds those of us now using computers to teach writing where we have been, and it brings those who are just entering the field up to date. More important, it will inform administrators, curriculum specialists, and others responsible for implementing the future uses of technology in writing instruction. - Computers and Composition

Writing And Developing Social Stories

Author: Caroline Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351697889
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Writing And Developing Social Stories from the Author: Caroline Smith. This practical resource provides an introduction to the theory and practice of writing social stories. In addition, there are examples of successful stories to use as guides, as well as information and photocopiable resources for delivering training on the use of social stories. Based on detailed work carried out in homes, schools and pre-schools, this book offers practical support to anyone meeting the needs of a child or young adult with an autistic spectrum disorder. Social stories are short stories intended for children with autism to help them understand their social world and behave appropriately within it. The stories provide clear, concise and accurate information about what is happening in a specific situation, outlining both why it is happening and what a typical response might be. It is written by those directly supporting a child with autism and only successful stories are included in the book. The stories are infinitely flexible and adaptable to an individual child in an individual social situation. It covers children aged 3 to 16.