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Best Practices in Writing Instruction by This book translates cutting-edge research into effective guidelines for teaching writing in grades K-12. Illustrated with vivid classroom examples, the book identifies the components of a complete, high-quality writing program. Leading experts provide strategies for teaching narrative and argumentative writing; using digital tools; helping students improve specific skills, from handwriting and spelling to sentence construction; teaching evaluation and revision; connecting reading and writing instruction; teaching vulnerable populations; using assessment to inform instruction; and more.
Call Number: LB1576 .B487 2013 (USG)
Teaching Writing As Reflective Practice by Starting with the basic assumption that writing is at the heart of education, and provides a metatheory to respond to this question: "What is involved in the effective teaching of writing at the secondary and college freshmen levels?" the author outlines a variety of theories, explains the bridges between them, and provides a coherent theoretical basis for thinking about the teaching of writing. This concern with theory and research is offset by his attention to the practical matters of the classroom; teachers are shown how to plan activities and sequences of activities that are appropriate for students who are within Vygotsky's "zone of proximal development".
Call Number: PE1404 .H56 1995 (USG, Towson, UMCP, UMBC)
Interactive Writing by Children want to make their mark--on paper, on any surface, in life. But the difficulties of transferring words to paper can be daunting enough to drown out even the most enthusiastic voice. Enter interactive writing, a new instructional approach in which teachers and children collaborate to produce a written text.
Call Number: LB1139.5.L35 M39 2000 (USG, UMCP, UMBC)
True Stories by We all have stories to tell about our lives and the lives of people we know. The authors help new and experienced writers commit those stories to paper. With a warm, wise, and encouraging voice, they describe the writing process, from the inkling of a subject, to drafts, to specific writing skills, to a final product. Each skill is practical, shown briefly, clearly, with outstanding examples from published as well as student writing to illustrate each point. The book covers critical topics such as: writing not to rehash, but to discover finding a subject and narrowing it writing scenes and dialogue developing conflict stressing important moments and points using outstanding details and facts, time summaries and stretches, flashbacks, endings, and more ways to find meaning and add depth revising and editing curing writer's block giving and receiving constructive criticism. As practical as Strunk and White's Elements of Style, but far more warm, detailed, and encouraging, True Storiesgives writers everything they need to find their stories and craft them with insight and meaning.
Call Number: PN147 .R76 2000 (USG, UMCP, UMBC)
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