Teaching Writing as Journey Not Destination

This volume collects essays that examine the enduring and contemporary questions facing writing teachers, including grammar instruction, authentic practices in high-stakes environments, student choice, citation and plagiarism, the five ...

Author: P. L. Thomas

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641135146

Category: Education

Page: 359

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American author Kurt Vonnegut has famously declared that writing is unteachable, yet formal education persists in that task. Teaching Writing as Journey, Not Destination is the culmination of P.L. Thomas’s experiences as both a writer and a teacher of writing reaching into the fourth decade of struggling with both. This volume collects essays that examine the enduring and contemporary questions facing writing teachers, including grammar instruction, authentic practices in high-stakes environments, student choice, citation and plagiarism, the five-paragraph essay, grading, and the intersections of being a writer and teaching writing. Thomas offers concrete classroom experiences drawn from teaching high school ELA, first-year composition, and a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Ultimately, however, the essays are a reflection of Thomas’s journey and a concession to both writing and teaching writing as journeys without ultimate destinations.

The Writer s Practice

Claiming that everyone is a writer, experienced writer and writing teacher John
Warner shares his insights about writing. ... and author of Trumplandia:
Unmasking Post-Truth America and Teaching Writing as Journey, Not
Destination: Essays ...

Author: John Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525504931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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“Unique and thorough, Warner’s handbook could turn any determined reader into a regular Malcolm Gladwell.” —Booklist For anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a revolutionary new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom, from the author of Why They Can’t Write After a decade of teaching writing using the same methods he’d experienced as a student many years before, writer, editor, and educator John Warner realized he could do better. Drawing on his classroom experience and the most persuasive research in contemporary composition studies, he devised an innovative new framework: a step-by-step method that moves the student through a series of writing problems, an organic, bottom-up writing process that exposes and acculturates them to the ways writers work in the world. The time is right for this new and groundbreaking approach. The most popular books on composition take a formalistic view, utilizing “templates” in order to mimic the sorts of rhetorical moves academics make. While this is a valuable element of a writing education, there is room for something that speaks more broadly. The Writer’s Practice invites students and novice writers into an intellectually engaging, active learning process that prepares them for a wider range of academic and real-world writing and allows them to become invested and engaged in their own work.

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ISBN: MINN:30000004837351

Category: Education


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The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies

... before moving to teacher education and teaching first-year writing. He is the
author of Teaching Writing as Journey, Not Destination: Essays Exploring What '
Teaching Writing' Means. Follow him at http://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526486479

Category: Education

Page: 1752

View: 801


This extensive Handbook will bring together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is planned to be an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies

Rhetorical Traditions and the Teaching of Writing

Naturally , there is still much to learn about the nature and operations of
discourse and about the best means of teaching writing . But if the destination
has not been reached , at least the journey is underway ; its starting place , the
contributions ...

Author: C. H. Knoblauch

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015004318922

Category: Education

Page: 171

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The argument of this book is that the earliest tradition of Western rhetoric, the classical perspective of Aristotle and Cicero, continues to have the greatest impact on writing instruction--albeit an unconscious impact. This occurs despite the fact that modern rhetoric no longer accepts either the views of mind, language, and world underlying ancient theory or the concepts about discourse, knowledge, and communication presented in that theory. As a result, teachers are depending on ideas as outmoded as they are unreflectively accepted. Knoblauch and Brannon maintain that the two traditions are fundamentally incompatible in their assumptions and concepts, so that writing teachers must make choices between them if their teaching is to be purposeful and consistent. They suggest that the modern tradition offers a richer basis for instruction, and they show what teaching from that perspective looks like and how it differs from traditional teaching.

What Teachers Should Know But Textbooks Don t Show

Success is a journey, not a destination. —Author Unknown. Writing. this book has
taken me on a reflective journey as a teacher. I have looked back on my early
years in teaching and tried to identify the reasons that I defied all the statistics
and ...

Author: Stella Erbes

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452294629

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 762


This essential resource helps new teachers survive and thrive in the classroom with proven tips on classroom management, teacher-student relationships, and coping with professional challenges.

Zen and the Practice of Teaching English

Thus , in this continual journey , which is nothing less than our life breath , being
cannot be without nonbeing . ... He knows perfectly well that the end of his daily
journey is not any destination , nor is there any goal of accomplishment as a
walker . ... Pirsig builds an elaborate construction that contains discussions of
philosophy , religion , science , history , motorcycles , and even the teaching of
writing .

Author: Robert Tremmel

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021955344

Category: Education

Page: 159

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This book represents the first serious attempt by an educator to combine the practice of teaching English with fundamental principles of Zen in an effort to help teachers achieve a new perspective on their professional lives. It is a personal book based on personal knowledge, inviting readers to consider the possibility that the foundations of teaching practice are the very foundations of life and that life inside and outside the classroom is more like one life than two. Zen and the Practice of Teaching English originates in Robert Tremmel's struggles as a teacher and teacher educator. His book reaches out and rests on three important grounding points that define his life as a teacher: school, because everything the author has to say is based on his daily work with students, student teachers, and secondary teachers professional knowledge, because Tremmel believes no one can live fully as a professional without maintaining contact with and participating in ongoing conversations with other professionals spiritual practice, which is connected in this book to teaching practice and all the practices of living. Preservice teachers will come away from this book with a clearer understanding of their decision to teach, and the disciplines and abilities they must cultivate for a solid beginning. Experienced teachers will gain a deeper appreciation of their own commitment and accomplishments, and a renewed sense of fellowship with their colleagues throughout the profession. As Tremmel writes, "My purpose in writing this book is not to add to what I see as an already more than healthy and growing supply of scholarship about teaching. Instead, I want to focus on what I finally found in my own teaching practice that helped me start making sense of the confusion that was my own, but that I know is felt also by others who have teaching in their blood."

On the Move

As a beginning teacher , I spent several hours each evening writing lesson plans
. After twenty ... Teaching is not a science to be mastered but an art to be
constantly refined . ... The rewards of teaching are in the journey , not in the
destination .

Author: Shirley Ann Holt-Hale

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: PSU:000051315351

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 489


This popular book of lesson plans provides students with a step-by-step framework for developing creative programs that parallel the skill progression themes of Children Moving, Fifth Edition.

Winning Ways of Coaching Writing

A Practical Guide for Teaching Writing, Grades 6-12 Mary L. Warner ... somewhat
willingly but certainly not voluntarily , on a journey which had as its destination
and goal , the effective teaching of composition to high school sophomores .

Author: Mary L. Warner

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015050017287

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 118


This writing text is written for teachers by teachers, with each chapter offering practical ideas, strategies, and activities to help teachers coach successful writing. Winning Ways of Coaching Writing is one of the first books to directly address the unique needs of middle and high school pre-service and in-service writing teachers. The text includes chapters on writers with ADHD (Ch. 7), non-traditional ninth graders (Ch. 8), and the teaching of ESL students (Ch. 6) - all topics that have come into the forefront of issues faced by writing teachers of grades 6-12. The authors of the chapters have collaborated to create reader-friendly, pragmatic chapters that include lesson plans and activities designed for immediate application. For teachers of grades 6-12.

Teaching Physical Education for Learning

Reflect on relationships between what you do as a teacher , why you do it , and
the effects of what you do on students in relation to ... Excellence in teaching is a
journey , not a destination . ... out of every day to write in a journal about your
teaching and about learning how to be a The ability to observe teaching and
student ...

Author: Judith Rink

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: UOM:39015056275905

Category: Beden eğitimi ve antrenman

Page: 381

View: 805


Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process at the High School and College Levels

Providing an interested audience for them — a classmate at school , new
neighbor , supportive teacher — and a topic they ... I was leaving home , taking a
journey that no one would know how long , how far and how dangerous to look
for ... The boat began to sail for our supposed destination Malaysia at about one
o ' clock .

Author: Carol Booth Olson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105021476150

Category: Creative writing

Page: 310

View: 780


The concept of writing as process has revolutionized the way many view composition, and this book is organized by the stages of that process. Each section begins with a well-known author presenting specific techniques, followed by commentaries which include testimonials, applications of writing techniques, and descriptions of strategy modifications all contributed by classroom teachers. The book includes the following sections and initial chapters: Section 1 (The Process): "Teaching Writing as a Process" (Catherine D'Aoust); Section 2 (Prewriting): "Clustering: A Prewriting Process" (Gabriele Lusser Rico); Section 3 (Prewriting in Different Subjects): "Prewriting Assignments Across the Curriculum" (Jim Lee); Section 4 (Showing, Not Telling): "A Training Program for Student Writers" (Rebekah Caplan); Section 5 (Using Cooperative Learning to Facilitate Writing): "Using Structures to Promote Cooperative Learning in Writing" (Jeanne M. Stone and Spencer S. Kagan); Section 6 (Writing): "Developing a Sense of Audience, or Who Am I Really Writing This Paper For?" (Mark K. Healy); Section 7 (Teaching Writing in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom): "English Learners and Writing: Responding to Linguistic Diversity" (Robin Scarcella); Section 8 (Domains of Writing): "Teaching the Domains of Writing" (Nancy McHugh); Section 9 (Writing the Saturation Report): "Using Fictional Techniques for Nonfiction Writing" (Ruby Bernstein); Section 10 (Point of View in Writing): "A Lesson on Point of View...That Works" (Carol Booth Olson); Section 11 (Writing the I-Search Paper): "The Reawakening of Curiosity: Research Papers as Hunting Stories" (Ken Macrorie); Section 12 (Critical Thinking and Writing): "Reforming Your Teaching for Thinking: The Studio Approach" (Dan Kirby); Section 13 (Sharing/Responding): "Some Guidelines for Writing-Response Groups" (Peter Elbow); Section 14 (Reader Responses): "Dialogue with a Text" (Robert E. Probst); Section 15 (RAGs for Sharing/Responding): "Using Read-Around Groups to Establish Criteria for Good Writing" (Jenee Gossard); Section 16 (Rewriting/Editing): "Competence for Performance in Revision" (Sheridan Blau); Section 17 (Revising for Correctness): "Some Basics That Really Do Lead to Correctness" (Irene Thomas); Section 18 (Building Vocabularies): "Word-Sprouting: A Vocabulary-Building Strategy for Remedial Writers" (Barbara Morton); Section 19 (Evaluation): "Holistic Scoring in the Classroom" (Glenn Patchell); and Section 20 (Evaluation Techniques): "Some Techniques for Oral Evaluation" (Michael O'Brien). Contains over 100 references. (EF)

Teaching Writing Learning

student writers do not engage in an action at all , but in a deceptively similar
behaviour which is little more than going through the motions . ... Driving a car
toward a chosen destination is an act . ... of their behaviour will not be a
completed journey , solved problem , or achieved goal , but merely a period of
travel : the page will be filled , the question responded ... Pianko ( 1979 ) ,
studying 4 Teaching Writing.

Author: Canadian Council of Teachers of English


ISBN: STANFORD:36105031393502

Category: English language

Page: 208

View: 559


Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

More seriously , food was not enough for the people , medicines were stopped to
import . No food no ... It was really crowded on the boat . people were jammed
together like sardines . the boat began to sail for our supposed destination
Malaysia at about one o'clock . The first day of our journey was uneventful . The
sea was ...

Author: Carol Booth Olson


ISBN: UCI:31970018749835

Category: Creative writing

Page: 190

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Teaching Writing

Of course , both teachers reveal additional facets of their teaching stance in the
way they present the course to ... Purpose statement A statement of the purpose
of the course at the beginning need not be extensive . ... But a brief statement of
the goals of the class , written as much as possible in their own language , will
alert them to the nature of the journey they will be on and the intended
destination .

Author: Kramer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0134359429

Category: English language

Page: 120

View: 390


Planning Effective Instruction

Writing Objectives Planning How to Teach A Framework for Diversity Responsive
Teaching ... We are going to teach you a format for writing objectives in a clear
and measurable form . ... Objectives pinpoint the destination - not the journey .

Author: Kay M. Price

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X004899388

Category: Education

Page: 227

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On account of the No Child Left Behind Act, the need for public school teachers to be well practiced in state and national standards for subject areas is greater than ever. Now featuring a new four-part organization that corresponds with a new framework for diversity-responsive teaching, this Third Edition of Price and Nelson's text even more fully equips students to create sound lesson and activity plans that meet the needs of today's classroom. As students use the book, they will find numerous resources and exercises that will both lay the foundation for their future work and prove useful as a tool that they can reference throughout their teaching careers.

Historical Knowledge for Beginning Teaching

Later , as I was writing various drafts of the dissertation , I referred back to the
notecards I hadn't used in order to look for confirming and ... Reading Teaching
To paraphrase a popular line , research is a journey , not merely a destination .

Author: Cynthia Dawn Hartzler-Miller


ISBN: MSU:31293021061670

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 458

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Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing

Furthermore , the products of such exercises are not altogether unfamiliar , since
similar repetitious passages do crop up in student writing . By this ... Yet , the
tortoise always makes its destination , no matter how ambitious the journey . e .

Author: Donald A. Daiker


ISBN: PSU:000027967706

Category: English language

Page: 245

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Working Toward Excellence

Process focuses on the journey, not the destination. Like writing a book, teaching
a class, practicing for a recital, or anything else in life that requires time to
execute at a high level, process is all about your preparation. Darren Hardy said,
“It's ...

Author: Paul Buyer

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614481775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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“Weaves together thoughts, stories, and quotes from top performers in music, business, and sports to help you achieve excellence” (Jeff Janssen, founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center). Does excellence relentlessly drive you? Does mediocrity constantly bother you? In Working Toward Excellence, Clemson University professor Paul Buyer identifies eight values for achieving excellence in work and life including hunger, effort, process, quality, consistency, leadership, time, and perseverance. Each chapter features inspiring stories, questions, and quotes from respected professionals who have achieved uncommon success in business, sports, education, and the arts such as John Maxwell, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey, John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Wynton Marsalis, Isaac Stern, and many others. Also included is a Working Toward Excellence Evaluation to help you and your organization reach your true potential and further develop, improve, and measure these essential attributes of success. “Working Toward Excellence has captures my attention in a big way. It is filled with valuable and practical information. It will make a major difference in your life.” —Pat Williams, Orlando Magic, senior vice president, author of Leadership Excellence

When Writing Teachers Teach Literature

In other words , when I teach anything now , I slow down and attend as much to
the journey as the destination — to the process as much as the product . I start
with the writing , then add the reading . For a literature course , this approach may

Author: Art Young

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017614889

Category: Education

Page: 338

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In Art Young and Toby Fulwiler's collection of essays, twenty-three teachers of writing describe their experiences teaching literature, revealing some remarkable ideas and results.