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Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

Rhetoric for Writing Teachers - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0195130454

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ISBN13: 978-0195130454
ISBN10: 0195130456
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 01
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2001
International: No
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Rhetoric for Writing Teachers - 4TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195130454

Erika Lindemann and Daniel Anderson

ISBN13: 978-0195130454
ISBN10: 0195130456
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 01
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

From answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a new chapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing. Describing in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that underlies composition teaching, it opens with chapters on prewriting techniques, organizing material, paragraphing, sentence structure, words, and revising that show teachers how to lead students through composing. Sections on writing workshops, collaborative learning, and instructional technology reflect current views of writing as a social interaction. Chapters on rhetoric, cognition, and linguistics explain theoretical principles that support classroom practices and make teachers' performances more effective.

Treating both the theory and practice of writing, this classic book encourages teachers to adopt the methods that best meet their students' needs and to develop a style of teaching based on informed decisions. It provides an extensive updated bibliography--including useful Web sites as well as important books and articles--and an updated table of important dates in the history of composition. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, 4/e, offers both prospective and seasoned writing teachers convenient access to influential scholarship in the field and inspires them to examine what it means to teach well.


Author Bio

Lindemann, Erika : University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Anderson, Daniel :

Table of Contents

One: The Composing Process

1. Why Teach Writing?
2. What is Writing?
3. What Does the Process Involve?

Two: Rhetorical Theory and Practice

4. What Do Teachers Need to Know About Rhetoric?
5. What Do Teachers Need to Know About Linguistics?
6. What Do Teachers Need to Know About Cognition?
7. Prewriting Techniques
8. Shaping Discourse
9. Teaching Paragraphing
10. Teaching About Sentences
11. Teaching About Words
12. Teaching Rewriting

Three: Teaching as Rhetoric

13. Developing Writing Assignments
14. Responding to Student Writing
15. Designing Writing Courses
16. Teaching Writing with Computers


Afterword
Some Important Dates in the History of Compositio and Rhetoric
A Selected Bibliography
List of Works Cited
Index