Developing Writing Teachers

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.

Author: Terry Locke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136218187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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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.

Developing Writers

Annotation This book takes a fresh look at what it means to learn and develop as a writer in response to concerns on both sides of the Atlantic, and elsewhere in the world, about standards in writing.

Author: Richard Andrews

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335241804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Annotation This book takes a fresh look at what it means to learn and develop as a writer in response to concerns on both sides of the Atlantic, and elsewhere in the world, about standards in writing.

Developing Writing Skills

Each student book has information and explanations to assist students with essential rules, definitions, processes and concepts, and an extensive range of exercises.

Author: Helen De Silva Joyce


ISBN: 1876580801

Category: English language

Page: 270

View: 366


DEVELOPING WRITING SKILLS assists students to develop a broad range of writing skills with a particular focus on less abstract and more personally oriented texts. Each student book has information and explanations to assist students with essential rules, definitions, processes and concepts, and an extensive range of exercises. As well as the answers to questions in the workbooks, Developing Writing Skills; Teachers Resource Book contains additional explanations, information and examples of text types for teachers, with additional exercises for guided practice, extension and assessment. The guided practice is developed through analysis of model texts, activities to develop skills in structuring whole texts, and developing skills in the strategic use of vocabulary and grammar.

Developing Writing for Different Purposes

Teaching Literacy: Balancing Perspectives. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
Dyson, A.H. (1989) Multiple Worlds of Child Writers: Friends Learning to Write.
New York: Teachers College Press. Education Department of Western Australia ...

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446264805

Category: Education

Page: 208

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`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.

Developing Young Writers in the Classroom

The book offers detailed guidance, supported by planning documents, poetry and prose, examples of children’s work and stimulating visuals.

Author: Gail Loane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317226277

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Educators want young people to grow up knowing that writing is an important and deeply satisfying life skill, one that helps them make more sense of themselves and their world, and one that helps them to communicate effectively. Sadly, too often writing becomes merely an exercise in ‘getting words right’, or writing to teacher-prescribed tasks. Developing Young Writers in the Classroom explores the principles of developing literacy through authorship, allowing children to describe, question and celebrate their own experiences and personal creativity. The book offers detailed guidance, supported by planning documents, poetry and prose, examples of children’s work and stimulating visuals. Inspiring topics explored include: creating a classroom environment which supports an independent writer students’ lives brought into the classroom finding significance in our experiences the use of memoir for recording experiences description in all kinds of writing choosing and writing about a character writing in all curriculum areas linking reading and writing using other authors as mentors and teachers collaborative learning. Illustrated throughout with accessible activities and ideas from literature and poetry, Developing Young Writers in the Classroom is an essential resource for all teachers wishing to inspire writing in the classroom.

Improving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment

think critically about audience and helps them connect with the larger purposes
of their writing, which is more realistic and useful than answering the teacher's
questions about clarifying content. Teacher response is, no doubt, the area in
need ...

Author: Teresa L. Flateby

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607524090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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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.

Developing Writing Fluency eBook

Whatever students bring to their writing,capitalize on these experiences.Get to
know your students'experiences with story prior to teaching the narrative domain.
Consider starting out your unit on narrative writing by asking students What is
your ...


Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9781591988076


Page: 64

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Unlocking Writing

The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement.

Author: Mary Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134143382

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two Year Colleges

Even institutions where faculty are not expected to publish may find writing
groups helpful. Boice (1995) argues that helping earlycareer faculty develop
good writing habits will help them to develop good teaching habits. He suggests
that ...

Author: Susan Sipple

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228477

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.

Helping Teachers Develop

$0 W 'Programmels) of Study Exam preparation theme: Developing writing skills
As preparation lor the imminent SATs examination, students are focusing on their
writing skills and reviewing their performance in the recent mocks. Homework ...

Author: Sara Bubb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229552

Category: Education

Page: 144

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'Helping Teachers Develop is a positive, uplifting, encouraging publication... very good value for money. It is the sort of publication we need in the profession and it is well worth being part of every head teacher or staff development tutor's collection of really useful books. I have to confess, even before I had finished reading it for review I was using Helping Teachers Develop with my trainee teachers' - Peter Stammers, in the Journal of In-service Education `The book explores ways teachers at all levels can mentor others and improve their careers. [It] also contains guidance on ways to cope with having your lessons observed and how to make constructive comments as an observer' - Michael Shaw, Times Educational Supplement `This is another excellent and accessible practice guide from someone who, unusually, understands both the classroom teacher from long years of practice and the theory. The chapter on "observation of teachers" should be read by every headteacher, deputy and teacher who engages in monitoring classroom practice. Note, a few inspectors would benefit too! It's one to read and then refer to on a regular basis if you work in schools or PGCE departments' - Tim Brighouse, Chief Adviser for London Schools Helping teachers develop - whether they're trainees, newly or recently qualified, in their first three, ten or twenty years, and whether they're superb or struggling - is vital for the profession, for the millions of children who'll learn more as a result. Schools have to take greater responsibility for staff's continuing professional development (CPD) but there is little real help for the people who develop teachers. The best teachers will be expected to mentor trainee and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and share good practice with all colleagues. Drawing directly on real-life experience and the latest research, this book will help people in a mentoring, coaching, advisory or management role to: o develop teachers, through understanding adult learning and the CPD cycle o meet needs from the range of professional development activities o carry out observations and give oral and written feedback in a range of situations o help and monitor planning and other parts of the job o help teachers develop their careers. Using examples from current practice, Sara will take you though every stage of CPD, from what professional development is to how you can support and monitor staff in your own school. There are photocopiable materials for you to use. The guidance in this book will be essential for mentors, induction tutors, CPD/staff development coordinators, people with advanced skills or excellent teacher status, and all those with a leadership and management role in schools or local authorities. Sara Bubb is the UK's leading induction expert and has vast expertise in the CPD field. She runs many courses for different levels of school staff, assesses trainee and advanced skills teachers and is the new teacher expert for the Times Educational Supplement. Sara has been seconded from the Institute of Education to the DfES as the consultant for the Chartered London Teacher initiative. She is the co-author, with Peter Earley, of Leading and Managing Continuing Professional Development and Managing Teacher Workload.

Brain Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills

When it comes to writing achievement, the stakes are even higher. Writing is a
literacy-based life skill by which our students will be judged in and out of school.
Intentionally or instinctively, teachers who integrate test preparation into
instruction ...

Author: Anne Hanson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452214634

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Aligned with core principles of effective instruction, this resource provides brain-compatible strategies, reflection questions, and cross-curricular writing activities to boost students' writing and achievement.

Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms

This text is about writing instruction as a journey teachers and students embark on together.

Author: Donna Kalmbach Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317802631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

View: 152


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.

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

and. Professional. Development. Through. Writing: The. Romanian. Textbook.
Project. Ruxandra Popovid and Rod Bolitho ... In 1990-91, Romanian teachers of
English were enjoying their first contacts with colleagues in Western Europe.

Author: Brian Tomlinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474210539

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This supplementary ebook contains the 12 chapters from the first edition of Brain Tomlinson's comprehensive Developing Materials for Language Teaching on various aspects of materials development for language teaching that did not, for reasons of space, appear in the second edition.

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

7-8) Teachers and researchers working within the field of computers and
composition are also asking questions about how ... The community has had an
agenda: the need to develop a view of how computers could help writing
teachers move ...

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

Developing as a Teacher of Geography

Primary school teachers are often particularly good at this sort of whole
curriculum thinking , as they tend to live less ... Pupils should be taught to express
themselves clearly in both speech and writing , and to develop their reading skills

Author: Tony Fisher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1899857176

Category: Education

Page: 92

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Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education

helping students with their writing, as lecturers translate their learning about
writing to their teaching of writing (Murray, ... that all lecturers should develop all
of the perspectives covered in these examples, although there is evidence that
this ...

Author: Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230208582

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Academic Writing is emerging as a distinct subject for teaching and research in higher education in the UK and elsewhere. Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education introduces this growing field and provides a resource for university teachers, researchers and administrators interested in developing students' writing.

Writing Instruction for English Learners

As teachers we need to begin by understanding the process for developing
writing in a second language as well as the ... Our goal as teachers of writing is to
develop the writer (Pressley, Mohan, Fingeret, Reffitt, & Raphael-Bogaert, 2007).

Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452298399

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Focusing on narrative, expository, and persuasive writing and poetry, this guide provides strategies and tools to facilitate writing development for English learners in Grades 2–8.

Developing Science Writing Skills Grades 5 8

The National Council of Teachers Standards for English and Language Arts
stress that it is important for students to develop writing and speaking skills to
communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
Effective ...

Author: Myrl Shireman

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 9781580378321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Connect students in grades 5 and up with science using Developing Science Writing Skills. This 80-page book helps students speak and write effectively when they present scientific information. Students focus on writing clear and concise hypotheses, design experiments, and write explanations, descriptions, and summaries. In the final chapter, students write a science report, which pulls together all of the writing elements from previous chapters. The book supports National Science Education Standards.

The Writing Teacher s Handbook

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.

Author: Jo Phenix

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 79

View: 529


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.

Improving Writing at KS2 getting it right for the boys and girls

The aim was to encourage children to reflect on their cognitive processes when
writing and to create an opportunity for dialogue between teacher and pupil,
focused on the writing strategies that had been developed. Teachers were asked
not ...


Publisher: CHYPS, Learning

ISBN: 9781904450382



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