ERIC Number: ED442105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Improving Writing: Resources, Strategies, Assessments.
Lenski, Susan Davis; Johns, Jerry L.
Comprehensive and practical, this book provides resources, strategies, and assessments that seamlessly weave writing into everyday classroom routines. The resources in the book include reproducible student worksheets, transparency masters, teacher and student examples, and technology tips in the form of Web site addresses. Strategies throughout the text will help students achieve that important life skill of written communication beginning at an early age. The book also provides assessments in the form of teacher self-assessment, student self-assessment, and rubrics. Practical evaluative ideas as well as cautions about becoming an audience of one are given and explained. Chapters in the book are: (1) Improving Writing Instruction; (2) Creating a Writing Community; (3) Informal Writing: Building Fluency; (4) Writing Content: Identifying Thoughts; (5) Writing Structures: Understanding Organizational Patterns; and (6) Writing Style and Mechanics: Rewriting. Appendixes contain addresses of professional organizations and agencies; contact information for 63 publishers of student writing; postal and web site addresses of National Basketball Association teams; and a list of 549 writing formats. Contains 133 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Revision (Written Composition), Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 4050 Westmark Drive, P.O. Box 1840, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1840 ($29.95). Tel: 800 228-0810 (Toll Free). Web site: http://www.kendallhunt.com/.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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