Rethinking Basic Writing

This book surveys the history of basic writing scholarship, suggesting that we cannot adequately theorize the situations of basic writers unless we examine how they construct their own conceptions of their identities, their constructions of ...

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135664176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This book surveys the history of basic writing scholarship, suggesting that we cannot adequately theorize the situations of basic writers unless we examine how they construct their own conceptions of their identities, their constructions of their relationships to social forces, and their representations of their relationships to written work. Using a cross-disciplinary analytic model, Gray-Rosendale offers a detailed examination of the oral conversations that take place within one basic writing peer revision group. She explains the ways in which the students' own conversational structures impact and shape their written products. Gray-Rosendale then draws out the potentials of her work for basic writing administrators, curricula builders, and teachers.

Rethinking Basic Writing

“A Look at Basic Writers in the Process of Composing.” Basic Writing. Eds. Lawrence N.Kasden and Daniel R.Hoeber. Urbana, Illinois: NCTE, 1980. 13–34.

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135664183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This book surveys the history of basic writing scholarship, suggesting that we cannot adequately theorize the situations of basic writers unless we examine how they construct their own conceptions of their identities, their constructions of their relationships to social forces, and their representations of their relationships to written work. Using a cross-disciplinary analytic model, Gray-Rosendale offers a detailed examination of the oral conversations that take place within one basic writing peer revision group. She explains the ways in which the students' own conversational structures impact and shape their written products. Gray-Rosendale then draws out the potentials of her work for basic writing administrators, curricula builders, and teachers.

Dialogue on Writing

Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap.

Author: Geraldine DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135647513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Designed for courses on theories and methods of teaching college writing, this text is distinguished by its emphasis on giving teachers a foundation of knowledge for teaching writing to a diverse student body. As such, it is equally relevant for teacher training in basic writing, ESL, and first year composition, the premise being that in most colleges and universities today teachers of each of these types of courses encounter similar student populations and teaching challenges. Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap. It includes in one volume: *the latest thinking about teaching and tutoring basic writing, ESL, and first year composition students; *seminal articles, carefully selected to be accessible to those new to the field, by classic authors in the field of composition and ESL, as well as a number of new voices; *attention to both theory and practice, but with an emphasis on practice; and *articles about non-traditional students, multiculturalism, and writing across the disciplines. The text includes suggestions for pedagogy and invitations for exploration to engage readers in reflection and in applications to their own teaching practice.

Rethinking Writing

Roy Harris shows that the theory of writing adopted in modern linguistics is deeply flawed.

Author: Roy Harris

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826457983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Roy Harris shows that the theory of writing adopted in modern linguistics is deeply flawed. Reversing the orthodox priorities, the author argues that writing is a far more powerful mode of linguistic communication than speech could ever be. His book is a major contribution to current debates about human communication written and spoken.>

Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment

The book you're about to read is not only a superb analysis of rubrics but a lesson in how to apply careful thinking to classroom practice.

Author: Maja Wilson

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015063223856

Category: Education

Page: 111

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The book you're about to read is not only a superb analysis of rubrics but a lesson in how to apply careful thinking to classroom practice. -Alfie Kohn, Author of The Case Against Standardized Testing This book will create the conversations educators desperately need-about accurate assessment, quality in writing, and informed teaching. -Randy Bomer, Author of For a Better World The conventional wisdom in English education is that rubrics are the best and easiest tools for assessment. But sometimes it's better to be unconventional. In Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment, Maja Wilson offers a new perspective on rubrics and argues for a better, more responsive way to think about assessing writers' progress. Though you may sense a disconnect between student-centered teaching and rubric-based assessment, you may still use rubrics for convenience or for want of better alternatives. Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment gives you the impetus to make a change, demonstrating how rubrics can hurt kids and replace professional decision making with an inauthentic pigeonholing that stamps standardization onto a notably nonstandard process. With an emphasis on thoughtful planning and teaching, Wilson shows you how to reconsider writing assessment so that it aligns more closely with high-quality instruction and avoids the potentially damaging effects of rubrics. Stop listening to the conventional wisdom, and turn instead to a compelling new voice to find out why rubrics are often replaceable. Open Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment and let Maja Wilson start you down the path to more sensitive, authentic style of writing assessment.

Reconceiving Writing Rethinking Writing Instruction

This volume is the first to explicitly focus on the gap in the theory and practice that has emerged as a result of the field's growing professionalization.

Author: Joseph Petraglia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136689239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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To a degree unknown in practically any other discipline, the pedagogical space afforded composition is the institutional engine that makes possible all other theoretical and research efforts in the field of rhetoric and writing. But composition has recently come under attack from many within the field as fundamentally misguided. Some of these critics have been labelled "New Abolitionists" for their insistence that compulsory first-year writing should be abandoned. Not limiting itself to first-year writing courses, this book extends and modifies calls for abolition by taking a closer look at current theoretical and empirical understandings of what contributors call "general writing skills instruction" (GWSI): the curriculum which an overwhelming majority of writing instructors is paid to teach, that practically every composition textbook is written to support, and the instruction for which English departments are given resources to deliver. The vulnerability of GWSI is hardly a secret among writing professionals and its intellectual fragility has been felt for years and manifested in several ways: * in persistently low status of composition as a study both within and outside of English departments; * in professional journal articles and conference presentations that are growing both in theoretical sophistication and irrelevance to the composition classroom; and * in the rhetoric and writing field's ever-increasing attention to nontraditional sites of writing behavior. But, to date, there has been relatively little concerted discussion within the writing field that focuses specifically on the fundamentally awkward relationship of writing theory and writing instruction. This volume is the first to explicitly focus on the gap in the theory and practice that has emerged as a result of the field's growing professionalization. The essays anthologized offer critiques of GWSI in light of the discipline's growing understanding of the contexts for writing and their rhetorical nature. Writing from a wide range of cognitivist, critical-theoretical, historical, linguistic and philosophical perspectives, contributors call into serious question basic tenets of contemporary writing instruction and provide a forum for articulating a sort of zeitgeist that seems to permeate many writing conferences, but which has, until recently, not found a voice or a name.

Colors of a Different Horse

In considering exactly what takes place in creative writing classrooms, this collection of 22 essays reexamines the profession of writing teacher and ponders why certain practices and contexts prevail.

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106011121610

Category: Creative writing

Page: 328

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In considering exactly what takes place in creative writing classrooms, this collection of 22 essays reexamines the profession of writing teacher and ponders why certain practices and contexts prevail. The essays and their authors are as follows: "Introduction: Of Radishes and Shadows, Theory and Pedagogy" (Hans Ostrom); (1) "The Workshop and Its Discontents" (Francois Camoin); (2) "Reflections on the Teaching of Creative Writing: A Correspondence" (Eugene Garber and Jan Ramjerdi); (3) "The Body of My Work Is Not Just a Metaphor" (Lynn Domina); (4) "Life in the Trenches: Perspectives from Five Writing Programs" (Ann Turkle and others); (5) "Theory, Creative Writing, and the Impertinence of History" (R. M. Berry); (6) "Teaching Creative Writing if the Shoe Fits" (Katharine Haake); (7) "Pedagogy in Penumbra: Teaching, Writing, and Feminism in the Fiction Workshop" (Gayle Elliott); (8) "Literary Theory and the Writer" (Jay Parini); (9) "Creativity Research and Classroom Practice" (Linda Sarbo and Joseph M. Moxley); (10) "On Seeing the Green Parrot and the Green Salad" (Alice G. Brand); (11) "It Is Ourselves That We Remake: Teaching Creative Writing in Prison" (Diane Kendig); (12) "Voice(s) in Writing: Symphony and/or Cacophony" (Carl Leggo); (13) "Crossing the Lines: On Creative Composition and Composing Creative Writing" (Wendy Bishop); (14) "Voices from the Writing Center: Risky Business/Safe Places" (Julie Neff); (15) "Voices from the Writing Center: Storytelling in the Writing Center" (Beverly Conner); (16) "Voices from the Writing Center: It's Okay To Be Creative--A Role for the Imagination in Basic-Writing Courses" (Lea Masiello); (17) "Oral Literature in the Teaching of Creative Writing" (Maxine Clair); (18) "Without a Net: Collaborative Writing" (Linda Tomol Pennisi and Patrick Lawler); (19) "Reading the Creative Writing Course: The Teacher's Many Selves" (Patrick Bizzaro); (20) "The MFA Graduate as Composition Instructor: A Self-Analysis" (David Starkey); (21) "The End of Books" (Robert Coover); (22) "Riding the Bus in Silicon Valley: Building Virtual Worlds" (Sarah Jane Sloane); and "Afterword--Colors of a Different Horse: On Learning to Like Teaching Creative Writing" (Wendy Bishop). A comprehensive selected bibliography of resources for teaching creative writing is appended. (NKA)

Alternative Rhetorics

Her book , Rethinking " Basic Writing " : Exploring Identity , Politics , and Community in Interaction , is published with Lawrence Erlbaum Associates .

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791449734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.

Trump Fiction

Along with various articles and book chapters, she has published the following books: Rethinking Basic Writing, Alternative Rhetorics (with Sibylle Gruber), ...

Author: Stephen Hock

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498598057

Category:

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Trump Fiction: Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television examines depictions of Donald Trump and his fictional avatars in literature, film, and television, including works that took up the subject of Trump before his successful presidential campaign (in terms that often uncannily prefigure his presidency) as well as those that have appeared since he took office. Covering a range of texts and approaches, the essays in this collection analyze the place Trump has assumed in literary and popular culture. By investigating how authors including Bret Easton Ellis, Amy Waldman, Thomas Pynchon, Howard Jacobson, Mark Doten, Olivia Laing, and Salman Rushdie, along with films and television programs like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sesame Street, Sex and the City, Two Weeks Notice, Our Cartoon President, and Pose have approached and shaped the discourse surrounding Trump, the contributors collectively demonstrate the ways these cultural artifacts serve as sites through which the culture both resists and abets Trump and his rise to power.

Basic Writing as a Political Act

Public Conversations about Writing and Literacies Linda Adler-Kassner, Susanmarie Harrington ... Rpt . Everyone Can Write : Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing . ... Rethinking Basic Writing . Mahwah , N.J .

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015056426474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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This is an empirical study of basic writing in the contemporary academy from the perspective of students as two urban institutions, and from basic writing courses and programs from a variety of colleges and universities. The authors examine perceptions of in-school writing and how basic writing programs have been created and maintained b drawing on basic writing syllabi and program information from a variety of colleges and universities. They look at ways the institution of basic writing an make better pedagogical and political use of students' entering perceptions of their courses, and students' past experiences.

Positioning Basic Writers

“ Publication Project in Alaska Offers Ways to Open New Worlds to Basic Writing Students . ... A Response to Ed White's The Importance of Placement and Basic Studies . ... in " Interchanges : Rethinking Basic Writing .

Author: Kimberly Lynch

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P006937044

Category:

Page: 484

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Rethinking academic writing pedagogy for the European university

This is a book for all those who are involved in the changing European university scenario: English teachers and writing instructors, lecturers faced with the challenge of teaching their courses in English, university administrators and ...

Author: Ruth Breeze

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401207959

Category: Education

Page: 188

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All over Europe, universities are moving over to English as the language of instruction. This development has been accelerated by global forces, and its pedagogical consequences have yet to be fully explored. This book examines this situation from the point of view of students and teachers, focusing particularly on the acquisition of English language writing skills in European university contexts. It takes an academic approach, and is firmly grounded in the bibliography on teaching academic writing to second language users in English-speaking countries, as well as in the bibliography on teaching English in Europe in higher education. In addition to providing sound pedagogical guidelines, it also brings together the most recent critiques of current practice and an overview of the innovative approaches devised in the last ten years. This is a book for all those who are involved in the changing European university scenario: English teachers and writing instructors, lecturers faced with the challenge of teaching their courses in English, university administrators and decision-makers.

Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing

The ten essays focus on the process of knowing, the historical and social context, and mechanisms of teaching. Paper edition (1947-0), $19.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Lee Odell

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809319470

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

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Responding to recent powerful arguments that theory has only a limited role in the field, teachers of composition suggest to their colleagues how they can, and why they should, teach from a theoretical stance developed from their own experience. The ten essays focus on the process of knowing, the historical and social context, and mechanisms of teaching. Paper edition (1947-0), $19.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

On Discourse Analysis in Classrooms

Rethinking basic writing: Exploring identity, politics, and community in interaction. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Green, J., & Bloome, D. (1997).

Author: David Bloome

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807776612

Category: Education

Page: 166

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This book in the NCRLL Collection provides an introductory discussion of discourse analysis of language and literacy events in classrooms. The authors introduce approaches to discourse analysis in a way that redefines traditional topics and provokes the imagination of researchers. For those who have limited knowledge of discourse analysis, this book will help generate new questions about literacy events in classrooms. For those familiar with this research perspective, it will map diverse new approaches. “Offers examples of classroom discourse with analyses that researchers and practitioners can use as the basis for pursuing their own analyses.” —Rob Tierney, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia “On Discourse Analysis provokes us to rethink discourse analytic approaches as generative tools that can open up new ways of seeing language and literacy events in classrooms. The authors richly illustrate the complexity and potential of discourse analysis studies with cases that orient us to foreground the local with broader cultural, historical, and social relations in ways that make evident what it means to be human. On Discourse Analysis provides a fresh approach to discourse analysis studies.” —Kris Gutierrez, University of California at Los Angeles

Before Writing

This book provides fundamental challenges to commonly held assumptions about both language and literacy, thought and action.

Author: Gunther Kress

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134774036

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. Through close attention to the variety of objects which children constantly produce (drawings, cuttings-out, 'writings' and collages), Kress suggests a set of principles which reveal the underlying coherence of children's actions; actions which allow us to connect them with attempts to make meaning before they acquire language and writing. This book provides fundamental challenges to commonly held assumptions about both language and literacy, thought and action. It places these challenges within the context of speculation about the abilities and dispositions essential for children as young adults, and calls for the radical decentring of language in educational theory and practice.

Rethinking Foreign Language Writing

Rethinking Foreign Language Writing, a complete and comprehensive guide, reviews the literature of foreignlanguage and ESL writing pedagogy and suggests new teaching methods for college and high school instructors,based on the latest ...

Author: Virginia Mitchell Scott

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123152576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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Rethinking Foreign Language Writing, a complete and comprehensive guide, reviews the literature of foreignlanguage and ESL writing pedagogy and suggests new teaching methods for college and high school instructors,based on the latest developments in this field. Each of the five chapters includes a detailed bibliography and extensivereference notes, including working with Système-D: Writing Assistant for French.

Rethinking Mathematics

Math is an essential tool for acquiring this understanding. The purpose of this activity is to ... It combines math, geography, writing, and social studies.

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 9780942961546

Category: Education

Page: 179

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A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.

Social Issues in the English Classroom

The Rethinking of a Future Pedagogy " " Reconsidering Students and Their Writing on Computer Networks ... Rethinking Basic Writing " " Re - visions of Basic Writing " " Reconsidering the Discipline : Three Perspectives on the History ...

Author: C. Mark Hurlbert

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015029188540

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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This book presents articles from 25 concerned teachers and professors explaining why and how they integrate inquiry into troubling social issues with the study of language and literature and make it the subject of discussion and writing-to-learn activities. The titles and authors of the 19 contributions to the book are: (1) "Educating for the Development of Social Consciousness and Social Responsibility" (Samuel Totten); (2) "Dismantling White/Male Supremacy" (Doris Davenport); (3) Dealing with Conflict: A Structured Cooperative Controversy Procedure" (Edythe Johnson Holubec and others); (4) "Cultivating Vision: The Believing Game" (Alan Shapiro); (5) "Learning To Be at Home: Oral Histories of a Black Community" (Carol Stumbo); (6) "Telecomputing and Social Action" (William Wright); (7) "Empowering the Voiceless To Preserve the Earth" (Daniel Zins); (8) "'Writing in the Margins': A Lesbian- and Gay-Inclusive Course" (Ellen Louise Hart with Sarah-Hope Parmeter); (9) "Public School and University Companeros: Changing Lives" (Debbie Bell); (10) "Ethnographic Writing for Critical Consciousness" (James Thomas Zebroski and Nancy Mack); (11) "A Ghostly Chorus: AIDS in the English Classroom" (M. Daphne Kutzer); (12) "Breaking the Silence: Addressing Homophobia with 'The Color Purple'" (Vincent A. Lankewish); (13) "Using 'Native Son' to Explore Language and Stereotype" (Jimmie Mason); (14) "Racism and the Marvelous Real" (Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes); (15) "'I'm Not a Poor Slave': Student-Generated Curricula and Race Relations" (John Tassoni and Gail Tayko); (16)"Rumors of Change: The Classroom, Our Classrooms, and Big Business" (C. Mark Hurlbert and Michael Blitz); (17) "Ethical Guidelines for Writing Assignments" (Sandra Stotsky); (18) "Textual Authority and the Role of Teachers as Public Intellectuals" (Henry A. Giroux); and (19) "Teaching, Feminism, and Social Change" (Kathleen Weiler). (RS)

Getting Personal

Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members.

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1438468962

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members.