A Writer Teaches Writing

A landmark text on the teaching of writing, Donald M. Murray's A WRITER TEACHES WRITING has had a profound influence on composition theory and practice.

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 0759398291

Category: Education

Page: 265

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A landmark book on the teaching of writing, Donald M. Murray's A WRITER TEACHES WRITING has had a profound influence on composition theory and practice.

A Writer Teaches Writing

234 Questions others may ask, 237-244 Can non-writing teachers teach writing? ... 207 won't revise, 206 won't write, 203-204 writes better than teacher, ...

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: UOM:49015000375726

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Teach Writing Well

This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that's practical and doable--and best of all, see results.

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311184


Page: 224

View: 336


Ask successful writers and they'll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they'll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she's discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that's accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map. This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that's practical and doable--and best of all, see results. Part 1 walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students' writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process. Chapters will help you address challenges students face within each mode of writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), and provide tools young writers can use to evaluate their own writing and make revision decisions accordingly. Part 2 dives into instruction, offering specific guidance for how to use what you've learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions. In addition, there's an entire chapter devoted to mentor texts that you can use to model traits and key qualities for your students.


Collection of quotations from writers.

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015018482979

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Collection of quotations from writers.

Gale Researcher Guide for The Writing Process

Writers should not be afraid to experiment with methods and find the best processes for ... Writing without Teachers. ... A Writer Teaches Writing Revised.

Author: Holly Tipton Hamby

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535854474

Category: Study Aids

Page: 8

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Gale Researcher Guide for: The Writing Process is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education 1979 1994

Writers write, plan, revise, anticipate, and review throughout the writing process, moving back and forth among the different operations involved in writing ...

Author: Gail E. Hawisher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567502527

Category: Education

Page: 363

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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

The Challenge of Illiteracy

Thus, during the school year, new approaches are disseminated and new ... Professor Donald Murray's A Writer Teaches Writing: A Practical Method of Teaching ...

Author: Zaghloul Morsy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135583941

Category: Education

Page: 352

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Improving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment

A Writer Teaches Writing. New York: Wadsworth. National Commission on Writing in America's Schools and Colleges. (2003). The neglected 'R': The need for a ...

Author: Teresa L. Flateby

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607524090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

View: 500


Improving Writing and Thinking through Assessment is designed to help individual faculty and administrators select assessment approaches and measures to maximize their students’ writing and thinking. The book offers useful guidance, through presentation of recommended assessment guidelines and measurement principles in Part 1 and applications from a variety of contributors in Part 2. It addresses a wide range of audiences, including instructors who want to assess and thus foster writing and thinking in their courses, administrators and instructors planning to assess writing and thinking at the program or institutional level, and graduate students interested in improving students’ writing and critical thinking. This book is more guide than a “cookbook.” By providing comprehensive standards and criteria that help individuals or teams develop plans and measures to improve writing and thinking, the book should be helpful for academic and Student Affairs administrators and faculty - as the principles apply equally to all engaged in assessment. Contributors, representing a wide range of educators, illustrate many of the approaches and methods described in the theoretical section of the book using a variety of assessment strategies at both classroom and program levels. Readers will see how different types of institutions, both private and public as well as undergraduate and graduate, have designed assessment strategies and plans to gauge and enhance writing and thinking growth in the classroom and across programs. They candidly describe challenges encountered and solutions they adopted or suggest. These chapters reflect approaches and perspectives from various discourse communities – including writing program administrators, composition faculty, assessment professionals, and individual faculty representing several disciplines. The author argues the urgent need to develop strong writers and thinkers. She discusses challenges and obstacles, but underscores the necessity for more faculty involvement and institutional commitment. This book will help institutions and individual faculty design and implement sound, meaningful assessment strategies to foster effective writing and thinking that will both advance the goals of the institutional mission and meet faculty’s disciplinary objectives and scholarly concerns.

Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms

Teaching. Revisions. ®Never. fall in love with a first draft! ... ̄ Revision is what writers do¦ it is the rethinking and the reworking of content.

Author: Donna Kalmbach Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317802631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

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Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms nurtures teachers’ identities as writers, connects to the realities of writing instruction in real and diverse classrooms, and encourages critical and creative thinking. This text is about writing instruction as a journey teachers and students embark on together. The focus is on learning how to teach writing through specific teaching and learning structures found in the Writing Studio: mini-lessons; teacher and peer conferencing; guided writing; and sharing, celebrating, and broadcasting writing. Pedagogical features include teaching structures and strategies, "Problematizing Practice" classroom scenarios, assessment resources, and a Companion Website. Because a teacher who views him or herself as a writer is best positioned to implement the Writing Studio, a parallel text, Becoming-writer, give readers space to consider who they are as a writer, their personal process as a writer, and who they might become as a writer.

Revision the Rhythm of Meaning

Shows that first grade writers make choices about the form for their writing. IV. Teaching Revision Brannon, Lil, Melinda Knight, and Vara Neverow-Turk.

Author: Marian M. Mohr

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015010322447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 432


A writing manual and textbook emphasizing revision of the rough draft, including polishing, editing, and copyreading, a process through which the writer can make his meaning become clearer in his final draft.

Teaching Revising and Editing

She also explains the revising committee approach in which students work together to revise a piece of writing using grammatical principles.

Author: Bruce W. Speck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313279578

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 200


This volume is the only book-length bibliography on the important topic of teaching revising and editing.

Teaching Secondary English

Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children. New York: Random House, 1974. A seminal text on poetry writing in the schools.

Author: Daniel Sheridan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805828719

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 944


This new edition of Teaching Secondary English is thoroughly revised, but its purpose has not changed. Like the popular first edition, it balances content knowledge with methodology, theory with practice, and problem-posing with suggested solutions. The tone and format are inviting, while addressing student-readers on a professional level. Rather than attempting to cover everything, the text provides a framework and materials for teaching a secondary English methods course, while allowing considerable choice for the instructor. The focus is on teaching literature, writing, and language--the basics of the profession. Attention is given to the issues that arise as one seeks to explore what it means to "teach English." The problems and tensions of becoming a teacher are discussed frankly, in a manner that helps students figure out their own attitudes and solutions. Features: * Focuses on a few central concepts in the teaching of secondary English * Provides an anthology of 22 readable and challenging essays on key topics--allowing students to hear a variety of voices and opinions * Includes an applications section for each reading that extends the discussion and asks students to explore problems and grapple with important issues related to the articles * Offers short writing assignments in questions that follow the readings and in brief writing tasks in the applications, and a longer writing assignment at the end of each chapter * Addresses student readers directly without talking down to them New in the Second Edition: * This edition is shorter, tighter, and easier to use. * The opening and concluding chapters more directly address the concerns of new teachers. * The anthology is substantially updated (of the 22 articles included, 14 are new to this edition). * Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by questions for further thought. * There are fewer applications, but these are more extensive and more fully integrated within the text. * A writing assignment is provided at the end of each chapter. * Interviews with college students--before and after student teaching--are included in Chapters 1 and 6. * The bibliographies at the end of each chapter are fully updated.

The Perfect Norm

How to Teach Differentially, Assess Effectively, and Manage a Classroom ... New York: W.W. Norton, 1986. ... Murray, Donald M. A Writer Teaches Writing.

Author: Sandra Vavra

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522041

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 964


Our goal in writing this book was to validate teachers for strong efforts in their life’s work. We often observe teachers’ frustrations with what they perceive to be a multitude of different “hot topics” in education that they must attend to now, but which they expect to come and go, like the last “hot topics.” So, we wanted to help readers see similarities between many of these “hot topics”—differentiation, multiple intelligences, culturally responsive teaching, “brain-friendly” strategies, authentic assessment, and ethical classroom management—which we feel are not “flashes in the pan.” And we trust that serious practitioners will not oversimplify the findings of neuroscientists and their application to education. Reading studies and books by scientists, a number of which are user-friendly, can help ensure that teachers separate the hype from credible information. We have seen this professionally judicious approach in the work of graduate students (Kolinski, 2007) in adopting “brain-friendly” strategies. We have intentionally packed both theoretical/research-based and practical information in this book because professional educators want to know why they should use certain approaches, models, and strategies. In turn, as professionals, we should be able to explain why we teach the way we do–not to justify, but to educate others about our knowledge-based, reflective, decision-making processes and the impact on student learning. Thus, it is important to read Chapter 1 because it lays a foundation. Each succeeding chapter (2–6) has unique and compelling twists and turns—chock full of ideas to use or to adapt. It is possible to gain lots of ideas, processes, and strategies from reading and implementing (or adapting) even one of the unit chapters, or a part of it. While some of the units are explicitly about literacy, others focus on content using reading, writing, speaking, and listening as critical in the learning process. Thus, literacy skills are reinforced and strengthened. Additionally, some of our colleagues and public school partners have given us feedback that they wanted to implement some of the units and activities themselves. So, feel free to use this book for self-exploration and professional development.

Units of Study for Teaching Writing

Excerpt from “ I Have a Dream ” reprinted by arrangement with the estate of Martin Luther King , Jr. , c / o Writers House as agent for the proprieter , New ...

Author: Lucy Calkins


ISBN: PSU:000058029657

Category: Authors

Page: 216

View: 902


This series of books is designed to help upper-elementary teachers teach a rigourous yearlong writing curriculum.

Sense Making and Shared Meaning in Language and Literacy Education

Teachers' identities as writers: Teacher, support staff and pupil accounts of the role of emotion in ... How multimodality can inspire revision in writing.

Author: Sharon Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429618925

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This textbook provides a framework for teaching children’s language and literacy and introduces research-based tactics for teachers to use in designing their literacy programs for children. Exploring how sense-making occurs in contemporary literacy practice, Murphy comprehensively covers major topics in literacy, including contemporary multimodal literacy practices, classroom discourse, literacy assessment, language and culture, and teacher knowledge. Organized around themes—talk, reading and composing representation—this book comprehensively invites educators to make sense of their own teaching practices while demonstrating the complexities of how children make sense of and represent meaning in today’s world. Grounded in research, this text features a wealth of real-world, multimodal examples, effective strategies and teaching tactics to apply to any classroom context. Ideal for literacy courses, preservice teachers, teacher educators and literacy scholars, this book illustrates how children become literate in contemporary society and how teachers can create the conditions for children to broaden and deepen their sense-making and expressive efforts.

Creating Young Writers

This long-awaited book offers the most comprehensive exploration of Spandel's effective 6-trait approach to writing for K-3 teachers.

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X030101931

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 687


This long-awaited book offers the most comprehensive exploration of Spandel's effective 6-trait approach to writing for K-3 teachers. The perfect complement to its phenomenally successful parent text, Creating Writers, Fourth Edition, this new book provides clear guidelines on helping young students draft, self-assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situation--including state tests. In practical and teacher-friendly terms, acclaimed author Vicki Spandel explains six-trait writing from the inside out, in terms teachers and their students can understand, and offers hands-on links to writing process and to reading, showing that for beginning students, hearing the traits in literature can be as important as expressing them through personally generated text. The text is designed to give practicing and new teachers a more in-depth understanding of the writing process and how it connects to the six traits, while encouraging them to continuously write with students and model their own personal writing process. for use in the K-3 classroom or as part of a study group. Reviewers consistently call it a powerful resource for primary teachers, but many teachers of older students have found it invaluable, as well, because it simplifies writing, giving struggling students of any age ready access to what has felt formidable and difficult.

Peer Coaching for Adolescent Writers

In the middle: New understandings about writing, reading, and learning ... Writing: Teachers and children at work. ... A writer teaches writing (2nd ed.).

Author: Susan Ruckdeschel

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273600

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 796


Aligned with state and IRA/NCTE standards, this book offers clear steps and reproducible forms for using student-to-student interactions to help adolescents become more proficient writers.

Fifty Ways to Teach Writing

This book is divided into three categories, which represent the stages of process writing: a) Pre-writing and planning b) Writing topics and strategies c) Editing and revising The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, ...

Author: Maggie Sokolik

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press


Category: Foreign Language Study


View: 661


Writing ought to be the easiest of the four skills for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. Unlike listening and reading, the students control all the words. Unlike speaking, the students can go back, check their work, revise it, and resubmit it. It should then follow that writing would be one of the most popular courses to teach. Yet teachers never say, “I can’t wait till I get tenure, so I can teach some of those composition classes of 35 students.” However, writing classes also offer the opportunity to see growth, to share important ideas, and to develop a sense of community. The tips in Fifty Ways Ways to Teach Writing are chosen with that goal in mind -- to make it easier for students to succeed at becoming better writers, and for instructors to enjoy the teaching of writing. This book is divided into three categories, which represent the stages of process writing: a) Pre-writing and planning b) Writing topics and strategies c) Editing and revising The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful.


In Research on Written Composition : New Directions for Teaching . 1-61 . Urbana , IL : NCTE . ... The composing processes of unskilled college writers .

Author: David Wray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415277124

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 376


This four-volume collection reprints key debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy. The themes covered include Literacy : its nature and its teaching, Reading - processes and teaching, Writing - processes and teaching and New Literacies - the impact of technologies.

Speaking Frames How to Teach Talk for Writing Ages 10 14

Fully updated, this book offers: material for individual paired and group presentations and talk for writing links to cross-curricular ‘Skeletons' transition material and guidance on ‘bridging the gap’ between primary and secondary ...

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136933776

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 975


Now revised and expanded Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 brings together material from Sue Palmer’s popular Speaking Frames books with additional material covering the primary/secondary transition. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching speaking and listening, this book offers a range of speaking frames for children to orally ‘fill in’, developing their language patterns and creativity, 'and boosting their confidence in the use of literate language patterns. Fully updated, this book offers: material for individual paired and group presentations and talk for writing links to cross-curricular ‘Skeletons' transition material and guidance on ‘bridging the gap’ between primary and secondary schools support notes for teachers and assessment guidance advice on flexible progression and working to a child’s ability suggestions for developing individual pupils' spoken language skills. With a wealth of photocopiable sheets and creative ideas for speaking and listening, Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 is essential reading for all practising, trainee and recently qualified teachers who wish to develop effective speaking and listening in their classroom.