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Writing Without Teachers

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : 9780195120165
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this new edition of his popular book, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyone Can Write

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : 9780199880300
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Embracing Contraries

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : UOM:39076001505317
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Proposes a philosophy of education based on the theory that intellectual inquiry can be enhanced by inviting indecision, incoherence, and paradoxical thinking
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Vernacular Eloquence

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : 9780199782505
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and other recent trends.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art Of Teaching Writing

Author : Lucy McCormick Calkins
ISBN : UCSC:32106011111447
Genre : Creative writing (Elementary education)
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The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. Annotation. When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of The Art of Teaching Writing, the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts education throughout the English-speaking world. This new edition, then, could easily have been a restatement, in grander, more confident tones, of the original classic. Instead, it is an almost entirely new book. Clearly, during the time in which Calkins' original ideas have spread like wildlife, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions that have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text. In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading-writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, non-fiction writing and home/school connections.
Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)

Practical Ideas For Teaching Writing As A Process

Author : Carol B. Olson
ISBN : 9780788127182
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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.

A Community Of Writers A Workshop Course In Writing

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : UCSC:32106019556494
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This text features numerous writing activities and assignments that aim to challenge students to develop their skills by writing often, by exploring their writing processes, and by sharing their writing with others. This edition incorporates expanded treatment of argumentation and research, in-depth coverage of the Internet (including a min-workshop on composing a web page), coverage of visual literacy, more material on drafting, and a variety of student and professional essays.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Being A Writer A Community Of Writers Revisited

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : 0072378735
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Being A Writer is a brief rhetoric that explores writing processes with an emphasis on their variety; invention, with an emphasis on its playfulness; revision as a technique of invention; collaboration as a means of revision; and personal engagement in academic writing, from literary analysis to argument.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Community Of Writers

Author : Peter Elbow
ISBN : 0075572192
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Telling Writing

Author : Ken Macrorie
ISBN : UCSC:32106011195903
Genre : Education
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Why is Telling Writing, now in its fourth edition, still going strong in hundreds of colleges and universities? Ken Macrorie touches on the answer in his preface: "Good teaching in any field isn't a matter of employing gimmicks and choosing from a damnfool encyclopedia of tricks to play on students . . . but a matter of setting up a climate friendly to learning and then challenging learners to connect their experience and ideas with those of the accepted authorities or producers. Students can't become truly educated unless they grow out of and beyond themselves . . . Telling Writing gives them an indispensable base, a knowledge of themselves on which to grow." Macrorie's approach works because it helps students break away from the deadly academic prose fostered by so many writing courses and enables them to write about and from their own experiences.
Category: Education

Developing Writing Teachers

Author : Terry Locke
ISBN : 9781136218194
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The premise of Developing Writing Teachers is this: When teachers of writing identify as writers, it adds a special dimension to their writing pedagogy. Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant research and theory, this text is distinguished by its dual focus—on teachers as writers and the teaching of writing. Part I addresses the question, What does it take for a teacher of writing to develop an identity as writer? Using case studies and teacher narratives, it guides readers to an understanding of the current status of writing as the 21st century unfolds, the role of expressive writing in developing a writing identity, the relationship of writing to genre and rhetoric, writing and professional identity, and writing as design. Part II focuses on pedagogical practice and helping writer-teachers develop a toolkit to take into their classrooms. Coverage includes building a community of writing practice; the nature of writing as process; the place of grammar; the role of information, communication and representational technologies; and how assessment, properly used, can help develop writing. Ideal for for pre-service and in-service courses on the teaching of writing, the Companion Website provides aadditional readings/documents; PowerPoint presentations; assessment resources; and lesson and unit plans and planning guides.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Teachers Writing Groups

Author : Jenifer Smith
ISBN : 9781317632320
Genre : Education
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Teachers’ writing groups have a significantly positive impact on pupils and their writing. This timely text explains the importance of teachers’ writing groups and how they have evolved. It outlines clearly and accessibly how teachers can set up their own highly effective writing groups. In this practical and informative book, the authors: share the thinking and practice that is embodied by teachers’ writing groups provide practical support for teachers running a group or wishing to write for themselves in order to inform their practice cover major themes such as: the relationship between writing teachers and the teaching of writing; writing as process and pleasure; writing and reflective practice; writing journals and the writing workshop. The authors provide a rationale for the development of writing groups for teachers and for ways of approaching writing that support adult and child writers and this rationale informs the ideas for writing throughout the book. All writing and teaching suggestions have been extensively tried and tested by class teachers, and will be of enormous interest to any teacher or student teacher wishing to run their own successful writing group.
Category: Education

Teaching Adolescent Writers

Author : Kelly Gallagher
ISBN : 9781571104229
Genre : Education
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"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.
Category: Education

Writing Without The Muse

Author : Beth Joselow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018358494
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Adopted by writing teachers nationwide, Writing Without the Muse jump-starts the creative process. These 50 exercises are designed to help writers access their imagination even when inspiration seems out of reach. The essential components of creative writing, such as dialogue, plot, and description, are featured in specific and light hearted exercises.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Sylvia Ashton-Warner
ISBN : 9780671617684
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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* Holographic paper case * Brown Kraft paper jacket with die-cut and green glitter
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writing Whizardry

Author : Maity Schrecengost
ISBN : 9780929895451
Genre : Education
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Provide young writers with skills that expand their creativity and writer's craft vocabulary. Each self-contained lesson targets a specific technique or skill that teaches craft and author's devices, and encourages elaboration. Sixty mini-lessons give your students practice in applying the skills they need to write well-developed narrative and expository pieces. Best of all, each mini-lesson provides examples of polished writing and writing that need revision, as well as reference to other books to use as models -- all you need to teach "show me" writing effectively.
Category: Education

Writing Alone And With Others

Author : Pat Schneider
ISBN : 9780199840243
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Student Writing In The Quantitative Disciplines

Author : Patrick Bahls
ISBN : 9781118205822
Genre : Education
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Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one of the chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especially challenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teaching techniques, and writing assignments into STEM and other quantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningful approaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant for their students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives for writing curricula. This important resource provides instructors with the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writing well in quantitative courses at all levels of the college curriculum and to promote students' general cognitive and intellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematical concepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities and assignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding to students' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review, revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in all disciplines to integrate more writing into their courses have wished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would step forward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, University Distinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically sound book describes practical strategies for teachers in the quantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing. It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engage students in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, and effective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor of English emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, and engaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructors wishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to the quantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded in writing-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor, classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearly loves—improving the quality of student learning in math and science."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, and author, Engaging Ideas
Category: Education

Literacy Ideology And Dialogue

Author : Irene Ward
ISBN : 1438423284
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is the first scholarly examination of the use of dialogic theory and pedagogy by scholars and teachers of writing. Dialogic methods have become extremely important to many different approaches to pedagogy. However, no one has yet noted that such pedagogies are being espoused by scholars and teachers who have vastly differing theoretical and ideological orientations from one another. Given the fact that the same kind of pedagogy is being proposed by people from such widely differing perspectives, it is time for a substantial reassessment of the use of dialogic pedagogies in literacy education. Ward’s critique of the “democratic” dialogue that expressivists, social constructionists, radical pedagogists, and poststructuralists profess should be read by all compositionists employing collaborative learning in their classrooms. Ward’s pedagogy acknowledges and makes room for the differences among students that feminist and social constructionist pedagogies often ignore; it takes into account that social relationships outside the composition classroom can affect the relationships of students within it.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines