Because Writing Matters

This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the ...

Author: National Writing Project

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118429679

Category: Education

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This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

Because Digital Writing Matters

The book also Introduces the idea of digital writing as a mode of thinking, applicable to all grades and disciplines Examines current trends, best practices, research, and issues in the teaching of digital writing Offers practical solutions ...

Author: National Writing Project

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470892234

Category: Education

Page: 208

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How to apply digital writing skills effectively in the classroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction. Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age Offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills The book is an important manual for understanding this new frontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, university faculty, and teacher educators.

Because Digital Writing Matters

The book also Introduces the idea of digital writing as a mode of thinking, applicable to all grades and disciplines Examines current trends, best practices, research, and issues in the teaching of digital writing Offers practical solutions ...

Author: National Writing Project

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0470407727

Category: Education

Page: 208

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How to apply digital writing skills effectively in the classroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction. Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age Offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills The book is an important manual for understanding this new frontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, university faculty, and teacher educators.

School Library Journal

Because Writing Matters : Improv- Helpful features include a glossary of This title
offers a model and excellent ing Student Writing in Our Schools . terms and a
substantial appendix that ofguidelines , practical suggestions , lessons , 138p ...

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Choice

Lewin attempts to answer the concerns about middle school and high school
students ' inability to read and write effectively . ... Because writing matters :
improving student writing in our schools , by the National Writing Project and Carl
Nagin .

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Adolescent Literacy

Results That Matter : 21st Century Skills and High School Reform . Washington ,
DC : Partnership for 21st Century Skills . NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT ( NWP )
and C . NAGIN . 2003 . Because Writing Matters . San Francisco : Jossey - Bass ...

Author: G. Kylene Beers

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015069321324

Category: Education

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Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.

Writing in Flow

I get a feeling of satisfaction because I can craft it . I can ' t build things out of
wood worth a shit . But this , I ' m able to do . So that ' s my only struggle : how
worthwhile is it to be a writer ? Because writing isn ' t totally necessary for survival
, but ...

Author: Susan K. Perry

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106016289701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Provides advice from experienced authors on the process of writing and explains how to get into the state of flow easily

Why Write

Because this is something he believes everyone ought to know, Edmundson offers us Why Write?, essential reading--both practical and inspiring--for anyone who yearns to be a writer, anyone who simply needs to know how to get an idea across, ...

Author: Mark Edmundson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632863065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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From one of America's great professors, author of Why Teach? and Why Read?--an inspiring exploration of the importance of writing well, for creators, educators, students, and anyone who writes. Why write when it sometimes feels that so few people really read--read as if their lives might be changed by what they're reading? Why write, when the world wants to be informed, not enlightened; to be entertained, not inspired? Writing is backbreaking, mindbreaking, lonely work. So why? Because writing, as celebrated professor Mark Edmundson explains, is one of the greatest human goods. Real writing can do what critic R. P. Blackmur said it could: add to the stock of available reality. Writing teaches us to think; it can bring our minds to birth. And once we're at home with words, there are few more pleasurable human activities than writing. Because this is something he believes everyone ought to know, Edmundson offers us Why Write?, essential reading--both practical and inspiring--for anyone who yearns to be a writer, anyone who simply needs to know how to get an idea across, and anyone in between--in short, everyone.

Annual Meeting Program

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IMPROVING COMPREHENSION INSTRUCTION Improving Student Writing in
Our Schools Cara & BLOCK NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT and CARL NAGIN
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113127737

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The Writer s Handbook 2002

Then, that last hand goes up, and someone in the back row wants to know, "So,
does writing really matter?" This once reallv happened to me on a book tour. I felt
as if I'd just been hit "upside the head," an expression I like so much because it ...

Author: Elfrieda Abbe

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 0871161893

Category: Authorship

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A guide for professional writers with over 1,000 pages of essential information, how-to advice, and the paying markets for their work.

Story Matters

Because the writer didn ' t hear the characters speaking . That ' s the best answer
I can give . And the most specific way I can give it . What are your thoughts about
dialogue , generally ? If I can ' t hear it myself , then I can ' t expect any reader ...

Author: Margaret-Love Denman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123857208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Story Mattersoffers students an inspiring and insightful approach to writing short fiction with 21 short stories and in-depth, in-person conversations with their accomplished authors. Each writer describes his or her source of ideas, motivation, and writing strategies, to give a personal perspective on the book's narrative of the elements of short fiction. Throughout the book, writing prompts offer ideas, advice, and jumping-off points for workshop or individual writing exercises. The writers, from Dave Eggers to Jamaica Kincaid, explain and explore the intent, technique, and meaning of their fiction, offering expert insight into the craft of writing stories. Part One: Writing Matters:This series of brief chapters provides an introduction to writing short fiction, from the spark that starts a story to the finishing touches of revision. Writing prompts integrated throughout invite readers to exercise and expand their writing muscles to create the best story possible. Part Two: Stories and Conversations:A showcase for 21 acclaimed writers, this section combines a short story, a conversation with that story's author, and related writing prompts. By reading the stories and listening to the writers talk about the joys and frustrations of the creative process, students will come to understand the challenge and satisfaction of writing well. Appendicesinclude a set of questions a writer may want to ask when approaching a short story; a list of favorites of the authors interviewed in this book; and a bibliography of further resources in creative writing.

Writing Matters

These are tough and divisive problems, Lunsford acknowledges. Yet if we can see that writing has the power to help prolong or solve them--that writing matters--then we have a common ground.

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820342818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Anyone who laments the demise of print text would find a sympathetic listener in Andrea A. Lunsford. Anyone who bemoans the lack of respect for blogs, graphic novels, and other new media would find her no less understanding. Lunsford is at home in both camps because she sees beyond writing's ever-changing forms to the constancy of its power to "make space for human agency--or to radically limit such agency." Lunsford is a celebrated scholar of rhetoric and composition, and many undergraduates taking courses in those subjects have used her textbooks. Here she helps us see that writing is not just a mode of communication, persuasion, and expression, but a web of meanings and practices that shape our lives. Lunsford tells how she gained a new respect for our digital culture's three v's--vocal, visual, verbal--while helping design and teach a course in multimedia writing. On the importance of having a linguistically pluralistic society, Lunsford draws links between such varied topics as the English Only movement, language extinction, Ebonics, and the text messaging shorthand "l33t." Lunsford has seen how words, writing, and language enforce unfair power relationships in the academy. Most classroom settings, she writes, are authority based and stress "individualism, ranking, hierarchy, and therefore--we have belatedly come to understand--exclusion." Concerned about the paucity--still--of tenured women and minority faculty, she urges schools to revisit admission and retention practices. These are tough and divisive problems, Lunsford acknowledges. Yet if we can see that writing has the power to help prolong or solve them--that writing matters--then we have a common ground.

The Digital Writing Workshop

Where others have talked about new technologies and how they change writing, Troy Hicks shows how to use new technologies to enhance writing instruction.

Author: Troy Hicks

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: PSU:000067944101

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Where others have talked about new technologies and how they change writing, Troy Hicks shows how to use new technologies to enhance writing instruction. Chapters are organized around the familiar principles of the writing workshop: student choice, active revision, craft, publication beyond the classroom, and assessment of product and process. You'll learn to expand and improve your teaching by smartly incorporating new technologies like wikis, blogs, and other forms of multimedia. Throughout, you'll find reference to resources readily available to you and your class online.

Farm Friends

BECAUSE WRITING MATTERS . ( San Francisco : National Writing Project /
Jossey - Bass , 2003 ) . - “ Paper Dragons . ” ( Art & Antiques , November 1988 ) .
“ The Peruvian Goldrush . " ( Art & Antiques , May 1990 ) . “ Master of Deception .

Author: Thomas Weston Fels

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131606654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This author reassesses the lives of the anti-establishment, countercultural 1960s generation beginning with the back-to-the-land communes of the late 1960s to the present, as this generation relocated to more urban settings. It examines how much idealism "baby boomers" retained as they were pulled into mainstream life.

Labor Writing Technologies and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy

It is the very human element , however , that is most important in writing because
writing - and therefore the evaluation of it ... are unreliable , quirky expensive ,
and finally irrelevant ; and students ' writing matters only in a very narrow range :
Its ...

Author: Pamela Takayoshi

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123287695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The changing nature of the workforce and the increasing presence of technologies in composition studies promise to affect not only the ways we work, but the very shape of the discipline. This volume takes on the challenge of thinking about the intersections of work, technology, and composition studies in ways that are unprecedented. These areas interact in numerous and significant ways, yet the focus is often on the concepts in isolation from one another. Authors in this collection explore technology and labor issues across a range of institutional locations to focus on working as scholars, administrators (of writing programs, writing across the curriculum programs, assessment programs), teachers, workers held accountable to bureaucrats, and gendered and raced workers, and the future roles compositions will adopt in the university and how technology affects those identities. The chapters address the nature of composition labor in a technological society, the new geographies of composition, variety of identity and agency that are enabled and denied, academic labor outside the classroom and academy, and how virtuality impacts labor. They provide varied perspectives on what issues are [of] import and alert researchers and teachers that a serious consideration of labor and writing technologies are needed to expand notions of what composition studies can and must be. --Publisher's description.

Beauty and Sadness Or The Intermingling of Life and Literature

Its failure to please on a wide enough scale has been an invitation to reconsider
what writing means to me and what I hope ... and why writing matters to me (
because there are books I love , books I want to write , and because there are
words ...

Author: André Alexis

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215377610

Category: Authors, Canadian

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Award-winning novelist and critic Andre Alexis explores worlds with names such as Henry James, Maupassant, and Kawabata, trying, like any traveller, to faithfully convey what he sees and feels in those places while giving a convincing portrait of himself. At the same time, Beauty and Sadness is an autobiography. Alexis's intent is to give a sense of what it is like to live ecstatically through literature -- what it is like to read Tolstoy and feel that The Death of Ivan Ilych, for instance, is connected to the land of his birth, Trinidad, as intimately as it is to his home, Canada. In the final piece of the book, entitled "Water", Alexis gives the reader an intimate sense of what it has been like to live as a writer these last twenty years while practicing an art form (fiction/literature) that he contends is in decline. In the author's own words: Beauty and sadness is where world and words meet.

The Portfolio Standard

The portfolio writing matters because it matters to the students . They lose their
stiffness , their resistance to writing , and their self - consciousness with language
. POST - PORTFOLIO : A FINAL EXAM A final exam is required at UPR ...

Author: Bonnie S. Sunstein

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015053158369

Category: Education

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The Portfolio Standard provides an antidote to our current national mania for measuring, proposing instead that today's standard setters learn from the students they are so anxious to assess.

Fatawa i Kazee Khan

And if it occurs to bim after wbat he has written ( in regard to other matters , which
are located in the writing in the ... she receives the writing , the divorce shall be
caused ( and the writing does not cease to be a writing because something at the
 ...

Author: al-Ḥasan ibn Manṣūr al-Ūzjandī al-Farghānī Qāḍī Khān

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128649618

Category: Domestic relations (Islamic law)

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