Strategies for Teaching Writing

WRITING. PROCESS. teacher should design her classroom to reflect her individual style. The moment a teacher walks into a classroom, teaching begins. If he is wearing jeans and a T-shirt, the environment is casual.

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.

Teaching Writing to Adults

The process of setting goals and objectives is , of course , more than chatter ; it uses many types of writing ... Murray ( 1968 ) thinks of the writing teacher as a coach ; many adult educators prefer the Latinate term facilitator .

Author: Robert F. Sommer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015015448908

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book provides up-to-date and practical strategies for successfully teaching adults to write--revealing how approaches to teaching writing can be specially tailored to the needs and strengths of adult learners.

Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

Introduction This section explores the different perspectives of teaching writing. It then looks at the writing teacher. Next, it justifies the need to use movies in the writing class. Finally, it looks at the different approaches in ...

Author: Hüseyin İçen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443858670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for, and rapid development in, the learning and teaching of Asian languages as a foreign language throughout the world. Many governments recognize that Asian languages are of strategic economic importance, and thus they are now offered as a foreign language by a great number of schools and higher education institutions. This book contains chapters written by different authors from several countries on key issues and problems in the teaching of the Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Japanese and Malaysian languages, and some comparative studies. The contributors here explore future directions in the teaching of Asian languages in the 21st century. The ten chapters of the book have been prepared by the authors using the scholarly papers they presented at the Second International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures (ADES), which was held on 3–4 May 2012 at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, under the title of “Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century”.

The Art of Teaching Writing

I recently asked a teacher to explain her daily schedule to me. "I like to start every day with reading, and then move into writing," she said. "But this year, because our scores on the citywide math exam were low, we have to do math ...

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins

Publisher: Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann ; Toronto, Irwin

ISBN: UCSC:32106011111447

Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)

Page: 594

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Clearly, during the time in which Calkins' original ideas have spread like wildlife, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions that have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text.

Teaching English 3 11

Teaching writing Earlier sections of this chapter have explored aspects of writing and have suggeste activities that may be useful for engaging children in the writing process and developin transcription skills .

Author: Cathy Burnett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826470068

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This title highlights aspects of progression and continuity in the teaching of English across the Foundation and Primary years and encourages readers to develop an understanding of key principles and the confidence to apply these appropriately to their classroom practice.

Teaching Creative Writing to Second Language Learners

This comment assumes, though, that everyone teaching creative writing is also a creative writer themselves and familiar with poetry, which isn't always the case. In these situations, he encourages creative writing teachers to do more ...

Author: Ryan Thorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000467406

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 649


This timely and accessible book offers engaging guidance to teachers of second language students on teaching creative writing in their classrooms. Creative writing is a tool that can inspire second language learners to write more, play with language, and enjoy and improve not only their writing, but also their speaking, listening, and reading skills. Addressing the expectations and perceptions of writing in another language, Thorpe demonstrates how to foster successful creative writing environments and teach and assess creative writing in a way that is tailored to the distinct needs of non-native speakers. Covering key topics such as cultural storytelling, voice, genre, and digital composition, assessment, and more, Thorpe shares successful creative writing instructional practices informed by current research in creative writing and second language education. Each chapter includes insights, advice, and student examples that can help new teachers take their first steps in more reflective second language creative writing classroom. An invaluable resource for instructors of non-native students and an ideal text for pre-service teachers in courses in TESOL, writing instruction, and applied linguistics, this book invites you to use creative writing not only as a successful method for teaching L2 writing, but also as a way to improve student motivation and output, for more effective language learning.

Journal of Teaching Writing

Nevertheless, the increasing divergence between practitioner needs and scholarly interests that range far from daily classroom concerns is making teaching writing and professing composition distinctively different activities.



ISBN: STANFORD:36105028855810

Category: English language


View: 660


The National Teacher

do not teach writing , and a still larger number permit only a few of the older pupils to write . ... If teachers in those days had neglected writing , there would have been some reason in the plea of a want of ...



ISBN: UCAL:B2989349



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The Teacher s Body

Through our experiences, collaboration in teaching, writing, and teacher-research provides an essential human connection among teachers—a connection that can help us assess our pedagogy, create effective learning communities, ...

Author: Diane P. Freedman

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791486641

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 436


A rich and honest conversation about professors' lives and the absurdity of trying to separate the personal from the professional.

Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools

than is the writer. Aren't you intimidated by the thought of submitting your writing to someone you consider to be an expert? Surely middle school students are likely to feel a similar sense of insecurity.

Author: Sharon Kingen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135675875

Category: Education

Page: 624

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This text is designed specifically to meet the needs of preservice teachers who have had little experience working in middle-grade classrooms. Three ideas are central: * teaching language arts at the middle level is a complex activity that demands expertise in the use of a variety of strategies, * reading and writing are key processes of language arts study, but so are speaking, listening, and viewing/visually representing, and * teaching the processes of effective communication is crucial, but middle school students must also begin to learn the content of the field--literature, language, and media. Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools gives balanced attention to various teaching strategies, processes, and content, demonstrating how all of these connect to improve students' abilities to communicate. In this text: *Research and theory are summarized and applied to practice *A non-prescriptive approach is integrated with practical information *Debates in the field are acknowledged *Additional reading and research are emphasized *The author's voice and point of view are explicit