The Writer s Response

The premise of The Writer 's Response is that it is nearly impossible to write well without also reading well, that college courses today demand not only that students write clearly and read accurately but also that they write ...

Author: Stephen McDonald

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133418627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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THE WRITER'S RESPONSE teaches students not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing--unity, coherence, and support--but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source for students preparing for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches students to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material they have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas they have found in their reading material. Although the authors' focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage students to use their personal experiences to develop and support their ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps each student find his or her own voice--and discover that they do, indeed, have something to say. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Writer s Response A Reading Based Approach to Writing

The premise of The Writer's Response is that it is nearly impossible to write well without also reading well, that college courses today demand not only that students write clearly and read accurately but also that they write ...

Author: Stephen McDonald

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305855663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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THE WRITER'S RESPONSE teaches students not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing—unity, coherence, and support—but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source for students preparing for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches students to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material they have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas they have found in their reading material. Although the authors' focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage students to use their personal experiences to develop and support their ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps each student find his or her own voice—and discover that they do, indeed, have something to say. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles and Practices for Response in Second Language Writing

229) when responding to L2 learners' writing. Others have expressed similar ideas, advocating that feedback should point “forward to the student's future writing and the development of his or her writing process” (Hyland & Hyland, ...

Author: Maureen S. Andrade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415897013

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Based on the assumptions that students expect feedback and want to improve, and that improvement is possible, this book introduces a framework that applies the theory of self-regulated learning to guide second language writing teachers' response to learners at all stages of the writing process. This approach provides teachers with principles and activities for helping students to take more responsibility for their own learning. By using self-regulated learning strategies, students can increase their independence from the teacher, improve their writing skills, and continue to make progress once the course ends, with or without teacher guidance. The book focuses on the six dimensions of self-regulated learning —motive, methods of learning, time, physical environment, social environment, and performance. Each chapter offers practical activities and suggestions for implementing the principles and guidelines, including tools and materials that teachers can immediately use.

Response To Student Writing

The length ofthis discussion about constructing clear, helpful feedback should make it apparent that,inmy opinion, this isthemost critical issue forteachers to consider in writing responses fortheir students.

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135655778

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This volume synthesizes and critically analyzes the literature on response to the writing of second language students, and discusses the implications of the research for teaching practice in the areas of written and oral teacher commentary on student writing, error correction, and facilitation of peer response. The book features numerous examples of student texts and teacher commentary, as well as figures and appendices that summarize research findings and present sample lessons and other teaching materials. It is thus simultaneously comprehensive in its approach to the existing research and highly practical in showing current and future teachers how this material applies to their everyday endeavors of responding to student writing and teaching composition classes. Response to student writing--whether it takes the form of teachers' written feedback on content, error correction, teacher-student conferences, or peer response--is an extremely important component of teaching second language writing. Probably no single activity takes more teacher time and energy. Response to Student Writing is a valuable theoretical and practical resource for those involved in this crucial work, including L2 composition researchers, in-service and preservice teachers of ESOL/EFL writers, and teacher educators preparing graduate students for the teaching of writing.

Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms Second Edition

The writing processes of non-native English speaking children in elementary grades. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Rochester, New York. Sauro, S. (2011). SCMC for SLA: A research synthesis. CALICO Journal, 28(2), ...

Author: Jette Hansen Edwards

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472036929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, there have been two major developments in L2 writing and peer response teaching and research. The first is the increased interest in CALL and computer-mediated communication (CMC) for L2 pedagogy; the second is the accessibility and viability of research on L2 peer response from all over the world. Both developments are thoroughly addressed in this new edition. Now that classes are as likely to be online as held in physical classrooms and now that a new generation of digital natives can routinely read and respond to what others write via laptops, tablets, and phones, peer response as pedagogical practice is not just more easily implemented, but it is more likely to feel natural to L2 learners. The Second Edition is a highly accessible guide to how the world is using peer response and serves as a motivator and facilitator for those who want to try it for the first time or want to increase the effectiveness of the activities—whether via CMC or not. The volume includes 11 forms useful in training students to provide good peer feedback, including a final checklist to ensure teachers have taken all the necessary steps to achieve a successful peer feedback activity.

Responding to Creative Writing

where the response to a hot summer day is to fan yourself or, alternatively, where the population stops working when ... So, if we see the writing of a novel as a response to multiple stimuli, personal and public, we could say that the ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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Creative writing is a responsive human activity. We use it to respond to the world, to our feelings, to ideas, to observations, to other people, to historical and cultural events, and to the wonders created in our imaginations. This book shows how we go about doing this responding. Contributors discuss practice-led research in creative writing. They look at the ways a writer can use language or employ genre and consider how we each define themes and subjects and use writing techniques to explore to these themes and subjects. In examining creative writing teaching, the contributions gathered here suggest that teaching can be more responsive, more engaged with student interests, and more successful. This book shows that exploring creative writing, through a variety of means, can produce inventive, energetic results that can improve our own creative writing, as well as substantially contribute to our critical understanding of creative writing.

Writing Responses to Selection Criteria

Introduction Once you have analysed the selection criteria it is time to prepare your response. Successful writers prepare an outline, mind map or some other device to help them get their thoughts in order before writing.

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Publisher: Robin Henry

ISBN: 9781876869038

Category: Applications for positions

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The Practice of Response

Strategies for Commenting on Student Writing Richard Straub. most of your actual classroom responses, one that shows what you typically do in your comments to students in a composition class." The paper could be in any nonfiction genre, ...

Author: Richard Straub

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106017275436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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This text sets out to help teachers gain a practical understanding of response to student writings. It displays and analyzes various sets of comments, defining the strategies used in each and situating teacher response in the larger context of writing instruction.

Connections

responses may come from identifying with or reacting against the author's view. As you return to reread each selection, consider carefully what you believe to be the writer's central idea. Sometimes, the central idea will be clearly ...

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

ISBN: 1559346787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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McGraw Hill s Conquering ACT English Reading and Writing 2nd Edition

Answer choice B leaves out this necessary comma, and answer choices C (semicolon) and D (period) are inappropriate because the introductory phrase is not a fully formed clause (it lacks a verb). The best answer is G. The word “than” ...

Author: Steven W. Dulan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071769099

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

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Excel on the ACT's English, reading, and writing sections and get top scores on the exam! If you're struggling with ACT English, reading, or writing, you can rest easy--the revised and updated edition of McGraw-Hill's Conquering ACT English, Reading, and Writing is here. Written by an expert ACT instructor, this book offers intensive review for all of the verbal question types on the ACT, as well as for the ACT Writing Test. The book covers basic reading, writing, and grammar/usage skills, accompanied by numerous examples. You'll also get to practice with intensive ACT-style drills and full-length sample test sections. And for more help, go to MHPracticePlus.com for additional ACT practice and test information.