"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: 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: National Writing Project
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-06-28
This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.
Author: T. R. Johnson
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Addressing the concerns of both first-year and veteran writing instructors, this collection includes 30 professional readings on composition and rhetoric written by leaders in the field, accompanied by helpful introductions and activities for the classroom. The new edition offers up-to-date advice on helping students avoid plagiarism, improving online instruction, blogging, and more.
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.
Addresses middle and high school classroom teachers¿, administrators¿, and parents¿ need for info. about how to build adolescents¿ reading and writing skills. It provides more general info. for content-area teachers so that they will gain a deeper understanding of the underlying skills their students will need and the kind of instruction needed to develop these skills. The report describes 5 key components that are critical to the development of reading proficiency: decoding/phonemic awareness and phonics, morphology, vocab., fluency, and text comprehension. It also discusses 4 other areas that are fundamental in helping adolescents achieve advanced levels of literacy: assessment, writing, motivation, and the needs of diverse learners. Illus.
To write cohesively means doing many things at once-wrestling with ideas, balancing form and function, pushing words this way and that, attending to syntax and diction, and employing imagery and metaphor until a coherent message emerges. Though full of promise, student writing typically lacks cohesion. But does the fault lie in students or does the method of teaching writing lack the cohesion it expounds? Carol Jago offers an approach that is the very example of the kind of cohesion she expects from her students' writing. Neither a lock-step lesson plan nor a simple recipe, it is an organized, coherent method that works by offering clear and complete guidelines for the most common types of writing: informational and persuasive writing, narrative writing, and writing about literature. Jago's method centers on her core beliefs: In order to learn to write, students must write. Authentic tasks and topics generate the most cohesive student writing. Students need both supportive and critical feedback. There is no cohesive writing without revision. Complete with worksheets, rubrics, and graphic organizers, plus student samples and stories that are both engaging and familiar, Jago's book provides the strategies for teaching writing that result in significant student growth. Send a message to students that cohesive writing matters not only as preparation for high-stakes tests, but also as a tool for life. Teach them cohesively and cohesive writing will follow.