Strategies for Teaching Writing

Prewriting Writing Revising Editing Publishing Teaching the Writing Process Writing Process Stage Activity Time Prewriting. Tape Tape Writing Process Labeling each pocket a different stage of the writing process provides students with a ...

Author: Roger Caswell

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871208286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.

Coach Yourself to Writing Success

Marcus Sedgwick If procrastination is helping nurture your creativity, that's good, unless you're taking a very long time to get to your writing or you're not writing at all. In this case, set yourself a time limit for performing what ...

Author: Bekki Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444145731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.

Therapy Stand Up and the Gesture of Writing

The present-past-future-ness of writing. It seems dark outside still. It is dark outside still, but it feels like it shouldn't be at this time of the morning so I'm trying to persuade myself. Yet it's winter (again) and from my desk I ...

Author: Jonathan Wyatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351714419

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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Therapy, Stand-Up, and the Gesture of Writing is a sharp, lively exploration of the connections between therapy, stand-up comedy, and writing as a method of inquiry; and of how these connections can be theorized through the author’s new concept: creative-relational inquiry. Engaging, often poignant, stories combine with rich scholarship to offer the reader provocative, original insights. Wyatt writes about his work as a therapist with his client, Karl, as they meet and talk together. He tells stories of his experiences attending comedy shows in Edinburgh and of his own occasional performances. He brings alive the everyday profound through vignettes and poems of work, travel, visiting his mother, mourning his late father, and more. The book’s drive, however, is in bringing together therapy, stand-up, and writing as a method of inquiry to mobilise theory, drawing in particular from Deleuze and Guattari, the new materialisms, and affect theory. Through this diffractive work, the text formulates and develops creative-relational inquiry. With its combination of fluent story-telling and smart, theoretical propositions, Therapy, Stand-up, and the Gesture of Writing offers compelling possibilities both for qualitative scholars who have an interest in narrative, performative, and embodied scholarship, and those who desire to bring current, complex, theories to bear upon their research practices.

Block Scheduling

Block Schedule Report — Reid — Page 14 • In a school with a standardized writing assessment, the teachers believe that writing scores ... In a longer time period, the teacher can create an atmosphere conducive to writing and thinking.

Author: David J. Flinders


ISBN: UVA:X006083600

Category: Block scheduling (Education)

Page: 288

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The Science of Science fiction Writing

For a few years during the tumultuous 19605 I found no time to write—~I didn't even take the month's vacation to which I was entitled—but about 1967 I got back to it. I devoted my vacation to writing tasks that I had carefully laid out ...

Author: James E. Gunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781578860111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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A fiction-writing text by a well-known sci-fi author, editor and professor.

Writing and Producing Radio Dramas

The very first time scriptwriting falls behind deadline the program manager should discuss the problem with the writer and find a way of making up the deficit. Including penalty and incentive clauses in the contract can be helpful in ...

Author: Esta de Fossard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 325

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Throughout the world, the media is used in various ways to promote social awareness and initiate social development. Of all the available means of communication, radio is still the one with the maximum reach in most developing countries. This book, the first in a three-book series titled Communication for Behavior Change, offers extremely practical guidance on how to design, write, and produce radio dramas aimed at motivating social change. Written by a leading teacher and practitioner of Entertainment–Education, it is the only available book which provides complete and hands-on instructions for creating successful radio serial dramas for behavior change. The text is interspersed with examples which show how entertainment and education have been woven together to create awareness programs that are both popular and effective. Extracts from several successful scripts from many countries are also provided to demonstrate what has previously clicked with the audience.

Writing for Engineering and Science Students

The more you read, the more ideas you will pick up, not only about the subject but also about how to structure your writing. But the time comes when you just need to sit down and write. After you write, look at it, and if it is bad ...

Author: Gerald Rau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429758737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Writing for Engineering and Science Students is a clear and practical guide for anyone undertaking either academic or technical writing. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience of teaching students from different fields and cultures, and designed to be accessible to both international students and native speakers of English, this book: Employs analyses of hundreds of articles from engineering and science journals to explore all the distinctive characteristics of a research paper, including organization, length and naming of sections, and location and purpose of citations and graphics; Guides the student through university-level writing and beyond, covering lab reports, research proposals, dissertations, poster presentations, industry reports, emails, and job applications; Explains what to consider before and after undertaking academic or technical writing, including focusing on differences between genres in goal, audience, and criteria for acceptance and rewriting; Features tasks, hints, and tips for teachers and students at the end of each chapter, as well as accompanying eResources offering additional exercises and answer keys. With metaphors and anecdotes from the author’s personal experience, as well as quotes from famous writers to make the text engaging and accessible, this book is essential reading for all students of science and engineering who are taking a course in writing or seeking a resource to aid their writing assignments.

Romance Writing

By the time the war ended in 1918, she knew they had not; and by the time she came to write Testament of Youth (1929–33; see 1979a [1933]), she had already determined to dedicate the rest of her life to ensuring that such wanton ...

Author: Lynne Pearce

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745630052

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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Exploring the nature of both the romance genre and the discourse of romantic love from the 17th century to the present day, this book shows how, in the history of literature, lovers have utilised its spark to change not only themselves but also their worlds, through acts of creativity and heroism.

Creative Writing

Choose one of the following: Writing * find another character or scenario in your notebook that you want to write about; • use the 'woman in crisis' scenario again, but this time write from the point of view of a fourth character; ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

(Fiona) I find myself very motivated every time we have our weekly [dissertation writing] classes, as that is the only time I can fully think about writing and not my lab work. But when I reach home (about 2 hours later) I am always too ...

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.