ERIC Number: ED454535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways To Prepare High School and College Students To Think and Write at the College Level.
This book offers high school and college teachers both a philosophy of composition instruction and an immediately useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the author's 28 years of teaching writing. Throughout the book, two aims underlie all others: (1) to tap every student's inborn ability to think extensively and well; and (2) to help every student develop the skills he or she will need to "communicate" good thinking, to obtain a fair hearing from it. The book illuminates these aims by moving from brief reflections on inquiry-based learning to strategies for translating theory into practice in the classroom. It also offers a set of five course sequences, each proposing a different way to shape a whole writing course using methods discussed in the book. The book is designed for easy use by teachers--it is spiral bound and small in size, and, in addition, in some places a small computer icon indicates a reference to the author's Web site where a number of materials are collected that can be printed out, copied, and distributed to students directly. Contains 23 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Organization, Critical Thinking, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Rhetoric, Teacher Role, Technical Writing, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.