ERIC Number: ED361729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Writing Is Learning: Strategies for Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.
Writing activities can be used to cultivate students' enthusiasm for learning. This book shows teachers how to introduce their students to the benefits of writing in a variety of subjects including math, language arts, science, social studies, and art. Each chapter in the book includes an observation that allows readers to enter a classroom and see how the teacher uses specific writing assignments to sustain and deepen students' interaction with subject matter. Each chapter also includes examples of student writing that resulted from each activity; detailed discussion showing how the writing exercises benefited students and teachers; writing prompts; and strategies to evaluate and comment on student writing. Chapters in the book are: (1) Getting Started: Journals and Learning Logs; (2) Putting Ideas in Order: Narratives and Problem Solving; (3) Becoming More Specific: Definitions and Reviews; (4) Organizing Information: Summaries; and (5) Summing Up: Letter Writing. An introduction begins the book and an epilogue is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Art Education, Journal Writing, Letters (Correspondence), Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Motivation, Student Writing Models, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Assignments
EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5247, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
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