Teaching Writing Online

How can you migrate your tried and true face-to-face teaching practices into an online environment? This is the core question that Scott Warnock seeks to answer in Teaching Writing Online: How and Why.

Author: Scott Warnock

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39076002812027

Category: Computers

Page: 235

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How can you migrate your tried and true face-to-face teaching practices into an online environment? This is the core question that Scott Warnock seeks to answer in Teaching Writing Online: How and Why. Warnock explores how to teach an online (or hybrid) writing course by emphasizing the importance of using and managing students' written communications. Grounded in Warnock's years of experience in teaching, teacher preparation, online learning, and composition scholarship, this book is designed with usability in mind. Features include: How to manage online conversations; Responding to students; Organizing course material; Core guidelines for teaching online; Resource chapter and appendix with sample teaching materials. - Publisher.

Teaching Writing

Grade level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, p, e, i, t. This book is about change. In 1981, Fiderer and her colleagues began experimenting with the workshop approach to writing, assisted by writing researcher Lucy McCormick Calkins.

Author: Adele Fiderer

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590492020

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Grade level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, p, e, i, t.

Teaching Writing

DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING The process approach to teaching writing coincided with research that revealed that even very young children know a great deal about writing and that they can and do produce unaided writing that ...

Author: Ann Browne

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748740414

Category: Education

Page: 222

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This title, by Ann Browne, focuses on the teaching of writing at Key Stage 1 and before and fully addresses the National Literacy Strategy at this level. The text fully reflects the requirements of the ITT National Curriculum, whilst addressing the latest research findings on the development of literacy skills in the primary years.

Models for Teaching Writing Craft Target Skills

TEACHING. TARGET. SKILLS. WITH. MODELS. riting craft is the wonderful set of skills and techniques that writers know and use to make their writing clear and interesting. Therefore, craft instruction is a critical component of effective ...

Author: Marcia Sheehan Freeman

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895802

Category: Education

Page: 153

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Writing is best taught through models. Showing K-8 students how other authors apply the writing-craft skills that you teach is a vital part of writing instruction. This innovative resource matches 24 fundamental writing-craft Target Skills to a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, providing a solid set of strong models for writing-craft instruction. Both trade books and texts available only from educational publishers are included. Most of these are picture books, which are particularly engaging for young readers. A Target Skill cross-index helps you reference models and multiple craft skills.

Teaching Writing in Middle School

-Will Rogers INTRODUCTION When most people think of writing plans , they think of an outline . English teachers faithfully teach the outline and usually ask students to turn it in with the finished piece . If asked , students will admit ...

Author: Beth Means

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085623

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Introduce middle school students to the joy of writing with this treasury of inspiring ideas, practical lessons, examples, games, and resources. Step-by-step guidelines and helpful tips for educators are combined with numerous writing and prewriting activities for students - from "braindancing" and "zoom lens" to "downhilling." The result is a complete teaching package that offers a variety of approaches to motivate middle school students.

Strategies for Teaching Writing

Depicting historical reasons for writing and demonstrating how to write promotes the belief that teachers are models of active writers. Students more readily accept risks when teachers visually communicate their abilities to take risks.

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.

English To The World Teaching Writing Made Easy

IV Although a great deal of books have been written on teaching the skill of writing many of these books are often far too complex in nature. Teaching Writing Made Easy is written in an easy to follow and simple style and is aimed at ...


Publisher: August Publishing Sdn Bhd

ISBN: 9789833317271

Category: English language

Page: 63

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Teaching Writing Skills with Children s Literature

Teaching. Writing. Ski. with. Children's. Literature. Connie Campbell Dierking & Susan Anderson-McElveen Building the Reading-Writing Connection in the K-5 Classroom Empower your primary and elementary students to take control of their ...

Author: Connie Campbell Dierking

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895277

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Using picture books as models is a powerful way to teach key expository and narrative target skills. Step-by-step directions and charts, with quality children's literature used as models, help you set up and manage effective 45-minute long writing workshops." Also includes extensive lists of other children's literature with their recommended Target Skill application. Teach brainstorming, focus, organization, elaboration, and writing conventions using literature as models. Primary and intermediate-level lessons for each of 20 models allow you to customize your writing workshops to the needs and abilities of your K-5 students.

Teaching Narrative Writing

It's a new challenge , but I've learned that the approach to teaching writing that I've developed holds up , whether I'm working with kindergartners or eighth graders . We examine well - written stories and identify their strengths .

Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439117577

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Students can write organized, compelling fiction and nonfiction narrative when they have the right tools. The engaging writing lessons and student reproducibles in this book give kids the scaffolding they need to keep their stories on track. Includes creative planning forms, charts and maps, revision checklists, peer conference guidelines, rubrics and more. Lessons by a master teacher and writer include posing main dramatic questions, identifying story ingredients, and writing in the content areas. For use with Grades 4-8.

Teaching Writing

“ By its arrangement and its contents , this collection of essays performs at least two important functions for teachers of writing : it demonstrates that the work of our recent past is still valuable , and it contributes to the efforts ...

Author: Christina Russell McDonald

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809324547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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By its arrangement and its contents, this collection of essays performs at least two important functions for teachers of writing: it demonstrates that the work of our recent past is still valuable, and it contributes to the efforts of recent years to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Such a new vision of our history and a new level of understanding between practitioners and theorists could provide the foundation for a more productive, enlightened disciplinary future, explains Gary Tate in the foreword to this collection. Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons, edited by Christina Russell McDonald and Robert L. McDonald, is designed to present an overview of some of the major developments in the establishment of composition studies as a field during the past thirty-five years. The essays are theoretically grounded but are focused on pedagogy as well. Divided into two parts, the first presents nine landmark essays, selected and introduced by distinguished composition scholars, and the second brings together eight new essays by emerging scholars.

Teaching Writing

12 Teaching writing across disciplines: The upper primary school years Tessa Daffern, Elizabeth Baker and Lauren Elise ... 14 Cultivating inclusive writing communities Natalie Thompson and Chris Stevens 15 Assessing writing: Teacher-led ...

Author: Tessa Daffern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000247794

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In the 21st century, writing is more important than at any other time in human history. Yet much of the emphasis in schooling has been on reading, and after the early years, writing skills have been given less attention. Internationally, too many children are leaving school without the writing skills they need to succeed in life. The evidence indicates that students rarely develop proficiency as writers without effective teacher instruction. Teaching Writing offers a comprehensive approach for the middle years of schooling, when the groundwork should be laid for the demanding writing tasks of senior school and the workplace. Teaching Writing outlines evidence-based principles of writing instruction for upper primary students and young adolescents. It presents strategies that are ready for adoption or adaptation, and exemplars to assist with designing and implementing writing lessons across the middle years of school. It addresses writing from a multimodal perspective while also highlighting the importance of teaching linguistic aspects of text design such as sentence structure, vocabulary and spelling as foundations for meaning-making. Contributors argue that students need to continue to develop their skills in both handwriting and keyboarding. Examples of the teaching of writing across disciplines are presented through a range of vignettes. Strategies for assessing student writing and for supporting students with diverse needs are also explored. With contributions from leading literacy educators, Teaching Writing is an invaluable resource for primary, secondary and pre-service teachers.

Teaching Writing Genres Across the Curriculum

Strategies for Middle School Teachers Susan Lee Pasquarelli. Researchers on writing have suggested that writers, in an authentic context, use a recursive process to produce a writing piece (Hayes, 2000; Hayes & Flower, 1980).

Author: Susan Lee Pasquarelli

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526834

Category: Education

Page: 225

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This volume showcases the efforts of real teachers using the teaching events from real middle school classrooms. Included is the work of eight hard-working middle school teachers who are convinced that the form and function of genre is a way to teach writing across the middle school curriculum. Each chapter contains sample lessons, protocols, classroom instructional materials, and assessment tools to provide middle school teachers with an approach to explore rigorous expository writing instruction in their own classrooms.

Teaching Writing With Latino A Students

The writing classroom should invite in all mother tongues and respect all accents. Belanger and Panozzo (2003), quoting John Dewey, stress the importance of creating an environment to which students and teachers can bring all of their ...

Author: Cristina Kirklighter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791471937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

Genre-Based L2 Writing: An approach to teaching writing that emphasizes the importance of considering purpose and context when assigning writing tasks. Literature and Writing Integrated Learning: The intertwinement of writing activities ...

Author: Hancı-Azizoglu, Eda Başak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865100

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 353

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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.

Best Practices for Teaching Writing

What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do Randi Stone. Nikki Salvatico, First-Grade Teacher General Wayne Elementary 20 Devon Road Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355 School Telephone Number: (610) 647-6651 E-mail: ...

Author: Randi Stone

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412924603

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Discover how to create a reading/writing oasis, blend narrative and descriptive writing, help students compose persuasive cover letters, use "Five Circles/Five Paragraphs" and "Punny Valentines," and more!

Uncommonly Good Ideas Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era

Case studies, continued multiple texts, integrating ideas from, 96–97 narrative writing strategies, 31–36 narrative writing ... See also Book club blogs; Student-student collaboration teacher-student, 117–120 teacher-teacher, 99–100, ...

Author: Sandra Murphy

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807773949

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 789


This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core standards. The authors zero in on several “big ideas” that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of students’ writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These “big ideas” are the cornerstones of best researched-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrating tried and true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing and understand complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom. “An uncommonly good book about uncommonly good ideas about teaching writing in the era of the Common Core—and beyond. In this slender volume two master teachers, Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith, share the knowledge accumulated during their lifetimes of teaching writing and exploring the broader world of related theory and research. They confront the hard problems all teachers will face, but do so with an evident joy in their chosen profession The book is slender, readable, and well worth the ride, whether you are a novice terrified as you stare into your first classroom or an old hand looking for an extra boost with a new class and a new year.” —Arthur Applebee, Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University at Albany “Throughout this book I find the intelligence and insights that help me think about what it looks like to teach writing through the Common Core State Standards while maintaining my own integrity as a teacher. This book is a master class that you can take throughout the year, reading today about what you need to learn to do better tomorrow.” —Jim Burke, best-selling author and high school teacher

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

3 Don't always put high expectations on your writing endeavours. You don't have to write with a view that it will be seen by anyone. It's good to ignore the 'phantom reader' who you feel is judging your writing. A reader beyond yourself ...

Author: Ross Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074338

Category: Education

Page: 306

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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.

Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas

fellow student - teachers and wrote a brief essay outline afterwards . She next sought advice from the chairperson of the history department of her school and she revised her outline after that . She then had a discussion with another ...

Author: Mark Shiu-Kee Shum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387263926

Category: Education

Page: 272

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One of the most civilized nations in history, China has a long-standing writing tradition and many Chinese texts have become world treasures. However, the way the Chinese teach writing in various countries in contemporary times is little known to the outside world, especially in Western countries. Undoubtedly, the Chinese have had an established traditional method of writing instruction. However, recent social and political developments have created the perception amongst both practitioners and researchers of a need for change. Whilst certain socio-political changes, both in Mainland China and in the territories, acted as agents for reform of the teaching of composition, the shape these reforms are taking has been due to many different influences, coming both from inside the countries themselves and from foreign sources. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have each developed their own approach to the teaching of composition. Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas aims to provide an accurate picture of the diverse composition teaching contexts and approaches in these four regions and countries. This is the first book that systematically introduces recent developments in teaching composition in Chinese-speaking areas. It outlines current theories and paradigms originating both in the West and in China and Chinese-speaking territories and the way in which these have been adapted to suit the various cultural contexts and learning environments. The overview is of relevance not only to the East, but throughout the world.

Teaching Writing for Academic Purposes to Multilingual Students

Thus, the chapter provides invaluable advice to course designers and teachers of EAP writing. In Chapter 3, Hyland gives an account of the introduction of disciplinaryspecific EAP courses at the University of Hong Kong, where, in 2012, ...

Author: John Bitchener

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351979757

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Examining what is involved in learning to write for academic purposes from a variety of perspectives, this book focuses in particular on issues related to academic writing instruction in diverse contexts, both geographical and disciplinary. Informed by current theory and research, leading experts in the field explain and illustrate instructional programs, tasks, and activities that help L2/multilingual writers develop knowledge of different genres, disciplinary expectations, and expertise in applying what they have learned in both educational and professional contexts.