Summary: This text combines an up-to-date, balanced, and integrated approach to writing instruction, focusing on both composition theory and practice.
Within and Beyond the Writing Process in the Secondary English Classroom is a comprehensive text that covers teaching methods for all aspects of writing: personal writing, journal writing, responses to literature, essays, research papers, and writing to learn. The text combines the pedagogies of three instructional a...show morepproaches to composition: an emphasis on the personal connections of writing, a focus on the importance of structure and audience, and the call to use writing for social action.
This text fills the void regarding research and theory on grammar, correctness, and language variation, and lists the standards developed by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and National Council of Teachers of English.
Theory and practice in the fields of linguistics, composition theory, and pedagogy are integrated throughout the chapters.
Up-to-date examination of theory and practice in assessment includes classroom, state, and national evaluation.
The history of writing instruction covers three approaches to instruction--rhetoric, expressive writing, and writing for social change--as well as the development of the writing process.
Strategies for teaching writing through the use of the writing process include invention, drafting, revising, and editing.
Examples from current practicing teachers are included throughout the text and in an appendix.
The role of technology in the writing classroom is addressed.
"Think/Writes" in-chapter exercises offer suggestions for engaging readers by encouraging them to write in response to the material.
Write-to-learn theories and strategies foster critical thinking through writing.
Methodologies connect reading and writing in the literature classroom.
In-depth suggestions are provided for handling mechanical and grammatical correctness and dialect variation.
Connections between language, reading, and writing are incorporated throughout.
Edition/Copyright:03 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Allyn & Bacon, Inc. Published: 10/10/2002 International: No
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Dornan, Reade W. : Central Michigan University
Rosen, Lois Matz : University of Michigan-Flint
Wilson, Marilyn : Michigan State University
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1. Introduction: Writing as Holistic Practice.
2. Psycholinguistic and Social Foundations.
Basic Assumptions About Literacy. Cultural Differences in Literacy Development. Direct Instruction and Issues of Writing Development.
3. Teaching Writing as a Process.
The Traditional Writing Classroom. A New Model Emerges. Teaching Writing as a Process.
4. Grammar, Correctness, and Style.
Grammars Defined. The Developmental Nature of Syntactic Complexity. The Pendulum Swings. What Aspects of Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage Should We Teach? How Can We Teach Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage in the Context of Writing? Computers and Correctness. Correctness in the Linguistically Diverse Classroom. Sentence Variety. Wordiness and Other Aspects of Style.
5. The Essay and Other Write-to-Learn Assignments.
Write-to-Learn Assignments: A Definition. Invention, or Generating Topics for the Essay. Collecting Data. Writing the Body of the Paper. The Argument Paper. Rhetorical Modes of Discourse. The Research Paper. The I-Search Paper. The Social Issues or Problem-Solving Paper. Assessment of the Essay. Plagiarism.
6. Responses to Literature and Nonprint Media.
Instructional Purposes for Reading About Literature. Reader Response Criticism. Viewing Films as Texts. Formalism or New Criticism. The Historical Approach to Literature. Creative Writing as a Response to Literature. Aesthetic and Efferent Readings. Assessment of Writing as a Response to Literature.
7. Assessing, Evaluating, Grading, and Responding to Student Writing.
Terminology Defined: Responding, Assessing, Evaluating, Grading. Varieties of Evaluation and Response. Respond More, Grade Less: Guidelines for Evaluating Writing. The Not-So-Simple Act of Putting Grades on Papers. Portfolio Assessment. High-Stakes Assessment and the Politics of Testing.
8. A History of Composition Pedagogy.
The Beginnings of Rhetoric. Rhetoric in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Rhetoric and the Current-Traditional Essay. The Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Expressivist Essay. The Cognitivists, Neo-Rhetorists, and the Socio-Epistemists. Composition Literacy: The Blend of Several Approaches.
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