Developing Writing Teachers

Author: Terry Locke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136218181
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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 Routledgefalmer Reader In Language And Literacy

Author: Teresa Grainger
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327671
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The Routledgefalmer Reader In Language And Literacy from the Author: Teresa Grainger. In this essential collection of readings, Teresa Grainger provides carefully chosen journal articles and chapters that offer significant and serious insights into the changing face of literacy. The twenty-five contributors all adopt a broad conception of literacy and contemporary literacy practices and recognise that the world of language and literacy is in a constant state of transition and transformation. Together, the authors examine the past, the present and the future of literacy and celebrate the interests and expertise of the learners. They acknowledge that the textual environments of today are complex and fluid, shaped by the rapid emergence of new technologies and the influential nature of popular culture. Children's engagement with multiple forms of text is also highlighted, including the oral, the visual, the electronic and the written. In addition, issues of pedagogy are explored, through the voices of teachers, parents and children. Many chapters offer particular perspectives based on classroom experience, reflection and smaller scale studies The contributors here perceive a common and urgent need to acknowledge diverse forms of living literacy and to redesign the curriculum accordingly. With an inspiring introduction and postscript by the Editor, this Reader is an invaluable and accessible companion for all students of literacy.

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher

Author: Maria Colleen Cruz
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325062488
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The Unstoppable Writing Teacher from the Author: Maria Colleen Cruz. Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all and done it all in the writing classroom-and she's got something to admit: this is hard work. Real hard. In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process of problem solving each one. From dealing with writing workshop skeptics to working with students both gifted and challenged, and of course combating that eternal barrier-lack of time-Colleen offers tried-and-true strategies to address and overcome obstacles. For the struggles unique to you, she includes a "Name Your Monster" section that helps you identify your own individual roadblocks and even offers sustainable support through her blog, colleencruz.com. "We can't solve all the problems we're faced with in writing instruction," Colleen promises, "but we can choose how to respond to them. And our responses will make all the difference." What makes you unstoppable, or what's stopping you? Connect with Colleen on her blog at www.colleencruz.com/blog.htm or on Twitter, #unstoppablewritingteacher.

Teaching Writing Teachers Of High School English First Year Composition

Author: Robert Tremmel
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867095111
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Teaching Writing Teachers Of High School English First Year Composition from the Author: Robert Tremmel. What do writing teachers need to know? And what do they need to know how to do? Robert Tremmel and William Broz found that many of the answers to these questions revolve around a commonality of concerns and issues among high school teachers and teachers of the first-year college comp course. Yet the two levels of teachers are rarely thought of together, despite the fact that they share pedagogies with similar points of origin and content. This book changes that with a collection of essays assembling current, straightforward accounts of writing teacher education courses and programs at both the secondary and first-year college levels. These accounts in turn can serve as guides for program directors and professors in both venues for preparing beginning teachers of writing. Tremmel and Broz have another purpose as well: to open up discussion of the gap between these two levels of teacher education and writing instruction which have operated separately for twenty years or so. They argue that the needs of students, teachers, and teacher educators at both levels would be better served if first-year comp and secondary education were more closely aligned. In the Introduction, Tremmel gives a complete account to date of the history of writing teacher education in English education and first-year composition, demonstrating the natural and historic connections between these two levels of teacher preparation. Each chapter of the book contains an account of a contributing writer's specific course or program, which will be of particular benefit to professors and program directors in search of methodologies. In addition, these accounts detail management techniques, assignments, evaluation, and novel approaches that have proven effective in writing instruction. Writing teacher education is a curiously overlooked area in language arts and teacher education. And few, if any books, take on the issue of the relationship between writing teacher education (and, indirectly, the writing curriculum) at the secondary and university levels. With three recurring themes-writing practice, reflection, and mentoring new members of the profession-Tremmel, Broz, and hands-on practitioners make a solid case that high school and first-year comp teachers would benefit from more contact and more unified courses and programs.

Teaching Adolescent Writers

Author: Kelly Gallagher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104224
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Teaching Adolescent Writers from the Author: Kelly Gallagher. "Describes strategies for teaching writing to adolescents, including teaching the reasons writing is important, meeting student needs in learning writing, modeling good writing by the teacher, using real-world models of writing, giving students choice, writing for authentic, real-world purposes, and assessing student writing"--Provided by publisher.

The Writing Teacher S Handbook

Author: Jo Phenix
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381427
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The Writing Teacher S Handbook from the Author: Jo Phenix. The Writing Teacher's Handbook provides practical guidance for teachers to create classrooms where students thrive as writers. This comprehensive book explores a wealth of ideas for nurturing student writers. Organized for the busy classroom teacher, The Writing Teacher's Handbook includes suggestions for managing the classroom, developing a writing schedule, and motivating students. In classrooms where students do a lot of writing, teachers can be overwhelmed by the need to mark student work. The book offers sage advice and useful tools for assessment and record-keeping. Ready-to-copy lessons deal with a variety of writing techniques, from a review of the writing process, to generating parallel plots for popular folk tales, to a generic 3-step approach to planning a story.

Writing Without Teachers

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195120167
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Writing Without Teachers from the Author: Peter Elbow. In this new edition of his popular book, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write.

Teaching Academic Literacy

Author: Katherine L. Weese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135681759
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Teaching Academic Literacy from the Author: Katherine L. Weese. Teaching Academic Literacy provides a unique outlook on a first-year writing program's evolution by bringing together a group of related essays that analyze, from various angles, how theoretical concepts about writing actually operate in real students' writing. Based on the beginning writing program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a course that asks students to consider what it means to be a literate member of a community, the essays in the collection explore how students become (and what impedes their progress in becoming) authorities in writing situations. Key features of this volume include: * demonstrations of how research into specific teaching problems (e.g., the problem of authority in beginning writers' work) can be conducted by examining student work through a variety of lenses such as task interpretation, collaboration, and conference, so that instructors can understand what factors influence students, and can then use what they have learned to reshape their teaching practices; * adaptability of theory and research to develop a course that engages basic writers with challenging ideas; * a model of how a large writing program can be administered, particularly in regards to the integration of research and curriculum development; and * integration of literary and composition theories.

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.