"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.
Author: Chris W. Gallagher
Publisher: Scholastic 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.
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.
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.
Author: National Writing Project
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-10-07
How to apply digital writing skills effectively in the classroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction. Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age Offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills The book is an important manual for understanding this new frontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, university faculty, and teacher educators.
"Today's English classroom should not look like the English classes of the 1940s or even the 1980s. Students now engage in dozens of literacy activities that were unavailable just a generation ago." -Randy Bomer Deciding what to teach in English class is more complicated-and more important-than ever. In Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms, Randy Bomer summons his experiences as President of NCTE, Director of a National Writing Project site, a university professor, Co-director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and consultant in schools nationwide, to provide an approach to teaching English that works for today's adolescents. Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms is built on a foundation of research into best practices and infused with the importance of young people learning to interact with others' texts and to produce their own across many genres and media. Bomer tackles not only reading, writing, and assessment, but also crucial contemporary topics such as choice, ethnic diversity and multilingualism, attention management, technology, and struggling learners. To help prepare students to participate in a globalized, digital world, Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms provides a framework for making key instructional decisions, including how to: understand adolescents and their literacy needs through effective assessment use assessment to plan instruction that addresses whole-class and individual needs manage the classroom with predictable, flexible structures that support students' interests rather than suppress them give students opportunities to be motivated, critical, passionate readers and writers help adolescents become invested in a literate life with a meaningful curriculum whose aim is to empower them to connect with the world. "We have to help students become involved and invested in literate tasks that are significant to them," writes Randy Bomer, "not because they were born to love reading and writing but because of the ways literate activity connects to other things in life that matter to them." Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms shows how with vignettes from diverse classrooms, examples of real-life lessons, and a passion for teaching adolescents that will inspire and support preservice teachers across their entire careers.