"Describes strategies for teaching writing to adolescents, including teaching the reasons writing is important, meeting student needs in learning writing, modeling good writing by the teacher, using real-world models of writing, giving students choice, writing for authentic, real-world purposes, and assessing student writing"--Provided by publisher.
The Write Mind for Every Classroom: How to Connect Brain Science and Writing Across the Disciplines. Teachers of writing across a wide range of grade levels will find this book useful, especially those teaching adolescents. The information and activities are designed for those teaching across secondary and post-secondary content areas. As writing becomes increasingly central across all content areas as a result of both federal and state mandates such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this book will be useful to all teachers of adolescents. College and university professors will find this book useful in helping to prepare today’s pre-service teachers. Literacy coaches, principals, and mentor/lead teachers will find much of value, as will educators involved in teacher learning groups. As brain-based education enters the national spotlight it becomes increasingly important for educators at all levels to become intelligent consumers of brain-based claims that have a potentially far-reaching impact on student learning.
Forty evidenced-based strategies for integrating literacy instruction into the content areas Providing unique content on assessment, differentiated instruction, technology, and reflective practice, Developing Content Area Literacy, Second Edition is designed to help busy middle school and secondary teachers meet the challenge of addressing the literacy learning needs of all students, including English language learners. Each of the 40 evidence-based strategies is organized around eight essential areas of literacy instruction: academic vocabulary, reading fluency, narrative text, informational text, media and digital literacies, informational writing, critical thinking, and independent learning. Each topic has five strategies from which to choose, giving teachers ample variety to meet the diverse needs of the classroom.
Author: Chris W. Gallagher
Publisher: Teaching Resources
Release Date: 2008
A new framework for teaching adolescent writing encourages student growth through reflection on writing, purposeful and audience-aware projects, and the support of a writing community. Includes innovative "project toolboxes" that show teachers how to motivate students to write with confidence and skill from their own experiences, the texts they read, and the research they conduct. Features classroom-tested projects that focus on major kinds of school writing. Supports professional learning communities, study groups interested in increasing and improving writing school-wide.
"Through a variety of methods--modeling, mid-process assessment, small-group conferring, grammar and editing mini-lessons, revision techniques, and identifying the many real-world purposes for writing--Kelly demonstrates how to teach writing so that adolescents internalize the habits and skills of good writers"--Container.
Author: Carol Bly
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An innovative new approach to teaching and writing creative nonfiction from veteran teacher and critically acclaimed author Carol Bly. Teachers and writers everywhere are facing the limits imposed by the prevailing models of teaching: community or MFA “workshops” or, at the high-school level, “peer review.” In Beyond the Writers' Workshop Carol Bly presents an alternative. She believes that workshopping’s tendency to engage in wry scorn and pay exaggerated attention to technical details, causes apprentice writers, consciously or unconsciously, to modify their most passionate work. Inspired by a philosophy of individuality and moral rigor, Bly combines ideas and techniques from social work, psychotherapy, and neuroscience with the traditional teaching of fresh metaphor, salient dialogue, lively pace, and analysis of other literary work in her pioneering new approach. She also includes exercises and examples in an extensive practical appendix. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book shows how adolescent students at all skill levels, including English learners, can be engaged in systematic writing practice, enabling them to communicate quickly, confidently, and thoughtfully on a variety of topics. In describing their innovative approach, the authors: Show how to introduce timed writing exercises to build fluency and thinking skills Provide 150 powerful writing prompts on provocative topics Offer strategies for enabling students to overcome writing blocks Include assessment, grading, and motivational guidance The approach has been extensively tested by a master teacher, takes about one hour of instructional time per week, and can be used over an entire school year.
"Observing me as I teach lessons can deepen your knowledge of the writing process and ways to teach adolescent writers." -Laura Robb Building on her experience as a teacher trainer and coach, Laura Robb's Smart Writing Staff Development DVD welcomes you into her classroom and lets you eavesdrop as she teaches middle school writers. Through live-from-the-classroom video clips, Laura Robb explicitly models how to: - tap into adolescents' social and developmental needs - analyze mentor texts with a writer's eye - negotiate assessment criteria that guide the entire writing process - foster students' independence through self-evaluation and peer feedback - align your lessons with the Common Core State Standards. Throughout, this DVD shows that sharing control with students can be surprisingly simple and rewarding-and can position them for success on their state tests and beyond. The Smart Writing series includes: - Smart Writing: Practical Units fpr Teaching Middle School Writers - Smart Writing Handbook - Smart Writing Staff Development DVD
Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. --from publisher description.
Author: Mary Anna Kruch
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This teaching guide is based upon the Young Adolescent Motivation Model of Writing (YAMM). YAMM places the young learner, aged 11-14, at its centre, surrounded by the components needed to motivate them to high levels of academic composition or creative writing. The book shows how to develop a writing community, present high-interest lessons, integrate process writing across the curriculum, offer choice, encourage critical thinking and use authentic assessment. Literature, drama, music, drawing and painting are offered as both invitations and responses to writing. These are applied within a process-based, workshop format, with teacher modelling of each stage. Each component is clearly illustrated with best practice examples. Sample lessons representing a wide array of writing genres and content area subjects are also provided. The approach aims to motivate young adolescents, encouraging them to take responsibility for their development as writers and learners. The teacher assumes a facilitative and supportive role, discovering the strengths, interests, and literacy needs of each student.