ERIC Number: ED441250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Valued Voices: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning.
Wooten, Deborah A.
This theory-into-practice book presents Writing and Sharing Connections, an instructional methodology for grades 3-5 which provides a way to hear students' voices, view students as individuals, assess and learn from students, promote content area learning, and encourage creative thinking. The book provides a theoretical background, a process overview, learning goals, and 3 case studies. Chapters are: (1) "Writing and Sharing Connections: An Overview"; (2) "Graphing Connections and Writing Metacognitive Pieces; (3) "Connections in Progress"; (4) "The Role of Rubrics and Learning Goals in Writing and Sharing Connections"; (5) "Chelsea: Developing Self-Confidence in One's Voice"; (6) "Brian: Gaining Motivation To Read through Writing"; (7) "Dawn: Expressing One's Voice on Important Issues"; and (8) "Celebrating Diversity." (Contains 92 references. Appendixes contain three students' learning graphs.) (EF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comprehension, Creative Thinking, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Metacognition, Reading Writing Relationship, Student Participation, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition)
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($22.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.