Composing Ourselves as Writer teacher writers

This is something that Bishop repeatedly stressed in her scholarly endeavours and in which the authors in this text wholeheartedly agree

Author: Patrick Bizzaro

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1612890105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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The essays in this anthology are relective of the advancement made by those who were students, freinds, mentors, and colleagues of Wendy Bishop. They all cneter around the premise that the terms writer, teacher, and researcher are inextricable linked. The implications of these statements are reflective of the fact that the field of compositon studies is one in which the subject of writing should remain at the forefront of disciplinary conversations

A Companion to Creative Writing

The central issue concerning the writer-teacher in the US, as it would be ... and D. Cook, eds, Composing Ourselves as Writer-Teacher-Writers: Starting with ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 160


A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Writing Ourselves Into the Story

"An Ethnographic Study of Corporate Writing: Job Status as Reflected in Written
Text." Functional Approaches to Writing. Ed. Barbara Couture. Norwood, NJ:
Ablex, 1986. 11-28. Burhans, Clinton, S., Jr. "The Teaching of Writing and the ...

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine


ISBN: UOM:39015029228916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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The twenty-three selections in this volume are essays, research studies, and personal narratives by the "silent majority" in composition studies: teachers and researchers with viewpoints that Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan Hunter note are often voiced in private conversations but seldom printed in scholarly journals or aired at professional conferences. Rather than focusing on the traditional categories of pedagogy and research, Fontaine and Hunter organize the essays into four sections: the invisible pedagogue of the discipline, the model of power that dominates composition, the ever-present but seldom heard student voice, and other voices excluded from professional development in composition studies. Contributors discuss the barriers they face as teachers, of being overwhelmed by the reality of some of their students' lives. Essayists raise questions about teaching practices that are sometimes homophobic and the effects on gay and lesbian students of the canonization of mainstream heterosexual texts. They probe the exploitation of untenured, part-time faculty?"second-class professionals" whose work is not taken seriously by their colleagues.

Teaching Writing

With Different Eyes : Insights into Teaching Language Minority Students Across
the Disciplines . Los Angeles : California ... Lunsford , Andrea A . " Composing
Ourselves : Politics , Commitment , and the Teaching of Writing . " CCC 41 ( 1990
) ...

Author: Josephine Koster Tarvers


ISBN: 0673468658

Category: English language

Page: 336

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Writing Inventions

Perhaps our early years teaching writing with computers, ... I found myself scheduling labs and equipment, teaching basic software operations, fixing faulty ...

Author: Scott Lloyd DeWitt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791490310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 972


A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.

Get Started in Writing for Children Teach Yourself

AroundtheWriter's Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer's Resistance (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2012). Longtime creative coach and writing teacher ...

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471804571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING STORIES FOR CHILDREN. Get Started in Writing for Children will help you at the very beginning of the creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first piece of children's literature, whether it's a picture book, a middle-grade story or a young adult novel. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop', a key exercise in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing for children. In addition to coverage of the key categories and their conventions, this book includes substantial information on getting established in the writing community, gathering a fan base and pitching your work to publishers. What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.

Get Started In Creative Writing Teach Yourself

Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 946


Get Started in Creative Writing is an indispensible guide to unlocking your creativity, finding your voice and choosing a genre of writing that suits you best, whether fiction or non-fiction, short stories or novels, children's books or travel writing. It features guidelines for do's and don'ts along with suggestions for crafting a distinctive style.With tips from some of the best-known writers of fiction and non-fiction, you will receive loads of helpful advice to enable you get your own work published. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of creative writing. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Collaborative Writing in Composition Studies

We first met at a gathering of writing instructors from the five Claremont Colleges .
... the politics of our situations at institutions where teaching writing and doing
research in Composition were marginalized . ... writing - across - the - disciplines
workshops , a newsletter , and a regional conference “ Composing Ourselves
and ...

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 0155069683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

View: 849


This text explores the topic of collaborative writing in composition and is part of THE WADSWORTH SERIES IN COMPOSITION STUDIES, a new series for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in Composition, is designed to contextualize the theory, history, and practice of the field within the particular subjects of study and practice that are unique to specialists in the discipline. Each book in the SERIES will introduce the discipline by examining one particular kind of work in which composition specialists engage: administration, teaching first-year composition, writing as it is taught across campus, and so forth. Although each contribution to the series will provide practical information, it will also present to students the related theoretical underpinnings of this practice, contextualizing the practice in the discipline using terminology and historical explanations that beginning students in the field need and can understand.

Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing

Drawing on qualitative data and an analysis of a customised writing/ teacher of writing self-efficacy scale, a study of five high-school teacher-researchers ...

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317363927

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 349


Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing is a groundbreaking book which addresses what it really means to identify as a writer in educational contexts and the implications for writing pedagogy. It conceptualises writers’ identities, and draws upon empirical studies to explore their construction, enactment and performance. Focusing largely on teachers’ identities and practices as writers and the writer identities of primary and secondary students, it also encompasses the perspectives of professional writers and highlights promising new directions for research. With four interlinked sections, this book offers: Nuanced understandings of how writer identities are shaped and formed; Insights into how classroom practice changes when teachers position themselves as writers alongside their students; New understandings of what this positioning means for students’ identities as writers and writing pedagogy; and Illuminating case studies mapping young people's writing trajectories. With an international team of contributors, the book offers a global perspective on this vital topic, and makes a new and strongly theorised contribution to the field. Viewing writer identity as fluid and multifaceted, this book is important reading for practising teachers, student teachers, educational researchers and practitioners currently undertaking postgraduate studies. Contributors include: Teresa Cremin, Terry Locke, Sally Baker, Josephine Brady, Diane Collier, Nikolaj Elf, Ian Eyres, Theresa Lillis, Marilyn McKinney, Denise Morgan, Debra Myhill, Mary Ryan, Kristin Stang, Chris Street, Anne Whitney and Rebecca Woodard.

Writing for the Web Teach Yourself

... with like-minded people, to slip out of speaking in basic terms. Never forget that you also need to make your writing accessible to the casual reader.

Author: Robert Ashton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444181319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 144


Like it or not, the internet has become integral to every aspect of our lives, with smart phones, tablet computers and wifi enabling us to communicate easily and instantly. Whether you're a rising star in the corporate world or a silver surfer, to make an impact online you have to be able to write clearly, convincingly and in a way that emphasises your character too. Best-selling business author Robert Ashton and internet native Jess Juby will help you communicate more objectively and effectively online, both at work and at home.

Resources in Education

Essays in the resource guide , which focus almost exclusively on writing instruction , are : “ Reflections from a Primary Teacher ” ( Patti C. P. Fehr ) ...



ISBN: OSU:32435051692473

Category: Education


View: 399


Effective Business Writing in a Week Teach Yourself

So when I am writing, I constantly ask myself, 'What am I trying to say?'. As I noted yesterday, it can take time to refine precisely what you want to ...

Author: Martin Manser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444190304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 923


Most of us spend hours every day typing emails and other documents at work, yet how many of us have ever had any training in writing skills? New and aspiring managers find themselves having to write advertising copy or press releases, while many businesses want to engage successfully online. Effective Business Writing in a week is a practical guide to better communication at work, whether through more traditional forms such as business reports or through email, websites and social media. Keywords: Style Structure Email Business reports Presentations Letters Advertising Press releases Letters social media website copy

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

Tobin (2004), writing in somewhat of a confessional style, takes an honest, self-critical look at what he was doing in his classroom.

Author: Hancı-Azizoglu, Eda Başak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865100

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 353

View: 685


The aptitude to write well is increasingly becoming a vital element that students need to succeed in college and their future careers. Students must be equipped with competent writing skills as colleges and jobs base the acceptance of students and workers on the quality of their writing. This situation captures the complexity of the fact that writing represents higher intellectual skills and leads to a higher rate of selection. Therefore, it is imperative that best strategies for teaching writing speakers of other languages is imparted to provide insights to teachers who can better prepare their students for future accomplishments. Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students examines the theoretical and practical implications that should be put in place for second language writers and offers critical futuristic and linguistic perspectives on teaching writing to speakers of other languages. Highlighting such topics as EFL, ESL, composition, digital storytelling, and forming identity, this book is ideal for second language teachers and writing instructors, as well as academicians, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of language and linguistics.

Real World Writers A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7 11 Year Olds

Being a writer-teacher does not mean you have to be good at writing, ... children to see themselves as writers if you yourself are not interested in it.

Author: Ross Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074338

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 218


Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning. Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, the authors share detailed guidance on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly. The authors’ simple yet comprehensive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

The Writing Shop

Most claim the only writing they do outside of work is over text and email. Teachers fear teaching writing when they don't self-identify as good writers, ...

Author: Suzanne Farrell Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004397880

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 996


The Writing Shop reimagines what writing workshop can be, by borrowing from workshops of all kinds—carpentry, textile, machine, and more. When the essential elements of all workshops are adopted in writing workshop, writers will flourish.

Writing and Psychology

Understanding Writing and Its Teaching from the Perspective of ... frequency with which writing is compared to self-growth and writing teachers are compared ...

Author: Douglas Vipond

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275946371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

View: 861


This is the first book to examine writing in psychology from the standpoint of composition studies.

Writing and Motivation

Self-regulated strategy development revisited: Teaching writing strategies to struggling writers. Topic in Language Disorders, 20, 1—14.

Author: Suzanne Hidi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781849508216

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 602


Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural. It provides systematic analysis of the various models, perspectives, and methods of motivation and writing.

Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms

often connected to the selection of pieces placed in the Cumulative Writing Folder. Self-assessments most often are conversations in the early grades (K¥2).

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.

Self assessment and Development in Writing

Following the model of teachers teaching teachers , Writing Project teachers
demonstrate a variety of selfassessment practices and meet periodically to
discuss and refine strategies . Routman , a Writing Project consultant and
resource ...

Author: Jane Bowman Smith

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106017090447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 210


This collection explores student self-assessment and its role in the development of writing. Chapters address both theoretical and practical issues and make connections to extend the work done by teacher evaluation of student writing, peer evaluation and in portfolios.

Teaching Creative Writing

CreativeWriting isinextricably connected with students' emoting.Both those who teach andthose whodonot teach Creative Writing are, like my colleaguein ...

Author: H. Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284464

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.