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ERIC Number: ED459476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 662
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8141-4749-6
Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition.
Roen, Duane, Ed.; Pantoja, Veronica, Ed.; Yena, Lauren, Ed.; Miller, Susan K., Ed.; Waggoner, Eric, Ed.
This book presents 93 essays that offer guidance, reassurance, and commentary on the many activities leading up to and surrounding classroom instruction in first-year composition. Essays in the book are written by instructors who teach in community colleges, liberal arts colleges, state university systems, and research institutions. The 14 section titles and 2 representative essays from each section are: Section 1, Contexts for Teaching Writing, "The Departmental Perspective" (Roger Gilles) and "Composition, Community, and Curriculum: A Letter to New Composition Teachers" (Geoffrey Chase); Section 2, Seeing the Forest and the Trees of Curriculum, "Teaching in an Idealized Outcomes-Based First-Year Writing Program" (Irvin Peckham) and "Constructing Bridges between High School and College Writing" (Marguerite Helmers); Section 3, Constructing Syllabus Materials, "On Syllabi" (Victor Villanueva) and "Departmental Syllabus: Experience in Writing" (Gregory Clark); Section 4, Constructing Effective Writing Assignments, "Sequencing Writing Projects in Any Composition Class" (Penn State University Composition Program Handbook) and "Autobiography: The Rhetorical Efficacy of Self-Reflection/Articulation" (Bonnie Lenore Kyburz); Section 5, Guiding Students to Construct Reflective Portfolios, "A Writing Portfolio Assignment" (Phyllis Mentzell Ryder) and "Portfolio Requirements for Writing and Discourse" (C. Beth Burch); Section 6, Strategies for Course Management, "Fostering Classroom Civility" (Lynn Langer Meeks, Joyce Kinkead, Keith VanBezooyen, and Erin Edwards) and"Course Management Guidelines" (Rebecca Moore Howard); Section 7, Teaching Invention, "Teaching Invention" (Sharon Crowley) and "Invention Activity" (Theresa Enos); Section 8, Orchestrating Peer-Response Activities, "Approaches to Productive Peer Review" (Fiona Paton) and "Reflection on Peer-Review Practices" (Lisa Cahill); Section 9, Responding to In-Process Work to Promote Revision, "Less Is More in Response to Student Writing" (Clyde Moneyhun) and "One Dimension of Response to Student Writing: How Students Construct Their Critics" (Carol Rutz); Section 10, Responding to and Evaluating Polished Writing, "Developing Rubrics for Instruction and Evaluation" (Chris M. Anson and Deanna P. Dannels) and "What Makes Writing 'Good'?/What Makes a 'Good' Writer?" (Ruth Overman Fischer); Section 11, Teaching Writing with Technology, "Overcoming the Unknown" (Adelheid Thieme) and "Asynchronous Online Teaching" (Donald Wolff); Section 12, Constructing a Teaching Portfolio, "Teaching-Portfolio Potential and Concerns: A Brief Review" (Camille Newton) and "Thinking about Your Teaching Portfolio" (C. Beth Burch); Section 13, Teaching Matters of Grammar, Usage, and Style, "A Cautionary Introduction" (Keith Rhodes) and "And the Question Is This--'What Lessons Can We, as Writers, Take from This Reading for Our Own Writing?'" (Elizabeth Hodges); and Section 14, Teaching Research Skills, "First-Year Composition as an Introduction to Academic Discourse" (M. J. Braun and Sarah Prineas) and "Teaching Research Skills in the First-Year Composition Class" (Mark Gellis). (Most papers contain references.) (RS)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.