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 effectively about
what ...

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.

The Writer s Response

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 ...

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.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

In the paragraphs that follow, I will try to help you set up and use a writing-
response group. If you get confused, remember that everything is designed to
serve only one utterly simple goal: The writers should EDITOR'S NOTE: We are
grateful to ...

Author: Carol B. Olson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788127182

Category:

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Contains a collection of specific classroom strategies & suggestions for teaching writing to elementary school students according to an eight-stage process. Specific techniques for teaching each stage of the writing process & descriptions of proven approaches for using these techniques are also included. "A wonderful resource, a labor of love from a large & talented group of educators." Had its beginnings in the California Writing Project at the Univ. of California, Irvine. Best Seller! Illustrated.

V A Kaverin a Soviet Writer s Response to the Problem of Commitment

The Relationship of Skandalist and Khudozhnik Neizvesten to the Development
of Soviet Literature in the Late Nineteen-twenties Donald ... 132 The argument is
that art as a whole has become jaded : responses to it have become “ automatic .

Author: Donald George Burland Piper

Publisher: [Pittsburgh, Pa.] : Duquesne University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015009151708

Category: Politics and literature

Page: 180

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Response To Student Writing

The purpose of this volume is to synthesize and critically analyze the literature on
response to the writing of second language (L2) students and to discuss the
implications of the research for teaching practice in the critical areas of written
and ...

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135655785

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.

Principles and Practices for Response in Second Language Writing

This term is commonly used in L2 teaching literature to represent constructs that
inform classroom practice and are ... motivation, and use of strategies throughout
the writing process, combined with strategies of response employed by the ...

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.

Literature as a Response to Cultural and Political Repression in Franco s Catalonia

JORDI CORNELLA-DETRELL LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND THE WRITER IN
FRANCO'S CATALONIA Generational and ideological divisions between the post
-war writers This chapter aims to describe from a critical perspective the social, ...

Author: Jordi Cornellà

Publisher: Tamesis Books

ISBN: 9781855662018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This is a thoroughly researched and documented study of Catalan literature under the Franco regime, focused on several key post-Civil War novels and their authors.

Feedback in Second Language Writing

3 Cultural issues in peer response : Revisiting " culture ” Gayle Nelson Joan
Carson Revision is widely understood to be the key to effective writing , but the
quality of the revision depends crucially on the quality of the feedback that the
writer ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521856639

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 291

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How to provide appropriate feedback to students on their writing has long been an area of significance to teachers & educators. This text provides scholarly articles on the topic which explore topics such as the socio-cultural assumptions that participants bring to the writing class; feedback delivery & negotiation systems; & more.

Improving Students Writing K 8

Practicing with a variety of questions and responses to student writers and then
providing debriefing sessions on the processes and why they did or did not work
lays the foundation for groups to develop their own formats for peer response.

Author: Diane M. Barone

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483363905

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This manual for teaching all aspects of writing provides examples, rubrics, and how-to's for helping students grow in skills and write for high stakes and "constructed response" tests.

Everyone Can Write

Yet students can usually come to appreciate evaluation without response—as
long as there is some system to help them ... Where evaluative responses impose
the reader's values on the writer, nonevaluative responses give the writer some ...

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.

Academic Writing Instructor s Manual

Also , by manipulating the amount of space you leave for each question , you can
indicate the relative length of the responses you expect . Make sure to duplicate
enough copies of the Peer Response guides so that each writer can get more ...

Author: Ilona Leki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521657679

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 32

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Teaches the process that writers go through to produce texts and provides instruction on form, format and accuracy.

Reader Response in Secondary and College Classrooms

The chapters in this section focus on beginnings—ways a teacher can draw out
in the classroom readers' responses to a text. The authors of these chapters
propose strategies through which teachers initially engage students and cause
them ...

Author: Nicholas J. Karolides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136608018

Category: Education

Page: 400

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This text, based on Louise M. Rosenblatt's transactional model of literature, focuses on the application of transactional reader-response theory in the classroom. It grows from frequent requests from secondary school and college teachers for teaching suggestions on how to put theory into practice. This is not a "What should I do on Monday?" cookbook, but an expression of the practice of theory in college and secondary school classrooms. The chapters portray a spectrum of strategies--including biopoems, expressive and imaginative writing, journal writing, readers' theater, role playing, and unsent letters--using as examples individual works from several genres. Recognizing that teachers who may have been trained in other theories and methodologies may be hesitant about their quite different role and expectations in the reader-centered classroom, the authors provide stepping stones to develop readiness and confidence, suggestions, and insights to ease the transition to the transactional model of teaching and learning. Pedagogical features: * An explanatory introduction to each section defines its orientation and describes the content and direction of the chapters it contains. * Invitations elicit engagement of readers with concepts, attitudes, or strategies presented in the chapters; they invite readers, as individuals or members of a small group, to consider ideas or to practice a strategy, among other activities, in order to enhance understandings. * A glossary defines key concepts and strategies discussed in the text. * A bibliography provides an extensive list of resources--books and journal articles--both theoretical and applied. New in the second edition: * Six new chapters--three deal with the roles of film-as-literature in the English classroom, and three with enhancing multicultural understandings. * Updates and revisions to several chapters that appeared in the first edition. * Invitations, new in this edition, have been added to focus and expand readers' thinking.

The ELL Writer

Train and engage students in learning good strategies for peer response. (See
ELL Writers and Peer Response section below.) ' Explain the need for citations.
Rules about citation and plagiarism are cultural constructs, very much based in ...

Author: Christina Ortmeier-Hooper

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771785

Category: Education

Page: 216

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“By respecting the intelligence of multilingual writers, this book helps teachers capitalize on the resources those students bring into the classroom. District secondary curriculum coordinators should make sure every teacher in every discipline has this book, and every university course about secondary teaching should require it.” —Randy Bomer, University of Texas at Austin This resource for secondary school ELA and ELL teachers brings together compelling insights into student experiences, current research, and strategies for building an inclusive writing curriculum.The ELL Writerexpands the current conversation on the literacy needs of adolescent English learners by focusing on their writing approaches, their texts, and their needs as student writers. Vivid portraits look at tangible moments within these students’ lives that depict not only the difficulties but also the possibilities that they bring with them into the classroom. The case studies are complemented by findings from current research studies by second-language writing specialists that will inform today’s classroom teachers. Book Features: Activities, writing prompts, and teaching tips to support ELL learning in mainstream classes. Personal stories and voices of ELL writers, along with examples of student writing. A focus on teacher responses, revision strategies, and assignment design. Clear connections between current research, student experiences, and the classroom. Christina Ortmeier-Hooperis an assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.

Reader Response Criticism

Those spaces suggest to me the mysterious openness and receptivity of literature
. Somehow , all kinds of people from different eras and cultures can achieve and
re - achieve a single literary work , replenishing it by infinitely various additions ...

Author: Jane P. Tompkins

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080182401X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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With contributions by David Bleich, Jonathan Culler, Stanley Fish, Walker Gibson, Norman N. Holland, Wolfgang Iser, Walter Benn Michaels, Georges Poulet, Gerald Prince, and Michael Riffaterre.

Negotiating the Personal in Creative Writing

Response. to. Student. Writing. [W]e must model for students the various selves
they might become as readers and writers. Like our students, and perhaps
because of them, we must negotiate identities during the writing course. From this
 ...

Author: Carl Vandermeulen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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Using the author?s own experiences in addition to a survey of 150 creative writing teachers, this book critiques the creative writing workshop and suggests a possible replacement that ?unsilences? the writer and recognises the complexities of the student?teacher relationship by focussing on dialogue rather than criticism.

Teaching Composition Around the Pacific Rim

8 Response to Writing : Using Feedback to Inform the Writing Process VALERIE
ARNDT ... Nobody can ( teach ] you how to write ; they can only give you the
advice ... maybe I write down something — it is what I want to write ... They can't
tell ...

Author: Mark Newell Brock

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853591602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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Considers both political and pedagogical issues related to the teaching of English composition to Asian/Pacific students. The possible consequences of imposing Western rhetoric are analyzed, and use of current approaches to the teaching of composition are examined in the context of the Pacific Rim.

Winning Strategies for Test Taking Grades 3 8

Figure 4.3 Rubric for Scoring Constructed Response Questions Score Point
Expectations 3 The response includes specific text structure knowledge; if more
than one or two words, the question is embedded in the answer; the writer's
response ...

Author: Linda Denstaedt

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616085643

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Originally published: Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, c2009.

Helping Students Write to a Prompt

After the papers have been read and scored , they're ready to be returned to the
writers . If you'd like each writer to receive two responses , redistribute the papers
and repeat the procedure . You may decide to return the papers to the writers on
 ...

Author: Sydell Rabin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439296412

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The Afterlife of Little Women

It may aptly reflect the writer's response as well as he or she can record it. But it is
also shaped by the writer's sense of self, as well as his or her perception of the
author as audience, whether the writer is hoping to receive a response—and ...

Author: Beverly Lyon Clark

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The hit Broadway show of 1912; the lost film of 1919; Katharine Hepburn, as Jo, sliding down a banister in George Cukor’s 1933 movie; Mark English’s shimmering 1967 illustrations; Jo—this time played by Sutton Foster—belting "I'll be / astonishing" in the 2004 Broadway musical flop: these are only some of the markers of the afterlife of Little Women. Then there’s the nineteenth-century child who wrote, "If you do not... make Laurie marry Beth, I will never read another of your books as long as I live." Not to mention Miss Manners, a Little Women devotee, who announced that the book taught her an important life lesson: "Although it’s very nice to have two clean gloves, it’s even more important to have a little ink on your fingers." In The Afterlife of Little Women, Beverly Lyon Clark, a leading authority on children’s literature, explores these and other after-tremors, both popular and academic, as she maps the reception of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel, first published in 1868. Clark divides her discussion into four historical periods. The first covers the novel’s publication and massive popularity in the late nineteenth century. In the second era—the first three decades of the twentieth century—the novel becomes a nostalgic icon of the domesticity of a previous century, while losing status among the literary and scholarly elite. In its mid-century afterlife (1930–1960), Little Women reaches a low in terms of its critical reputation but remains a well-known piece of Americana within popular culture. The book concludes with a long chapter on Little Women’s afterlife from the 1960s to the present—a period in which the reading of the book seems to decline, while scholarly attention expands dramatically and popular echoes continue to proliferate. Drawing on letters and library records as well as reviews, plays, operas, film and television adaptations, spinoff novels, translations, Alcott biographies, and illustrations, Clark demonstrates how the novel resonates with both conservative family values and progressive feminist ones. She grounds her story in criticism of children’s literature, book history, cultural studies, feminist criticism, and adaptation studies. Written in an accessible narrative style, The Afterlife of Little Women speaks to scholars, librarians, and devoted Alcott fans.