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ERIC Number: ED495575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-13
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4960-6
Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach. Second Edition
Rothstein, Andrew S.; Rothstein, Evelyn; Lauber, Gerald
Corwin Press
This book presents teachers with easy-to-use strategies for engaging students in writing about subject area content. These strategies will help students build a rich vocabulary, gain a deeper understanding of concepts, make connections between ideas, and develop organized thinking processes. This updated edition offers: (1) A thorough discussion of writing as a learning tool; (2) 12 practical strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels; (3) Step-by-step guidelines for implementing each strategy; and (4) More than 200 examples showing how the strategies can be used. Designed to help teachers develop a systematic approach to using writing in any subject area, this practical text is an essential resource for helping students achieve higher levels of content learning and effectively prepare for assessments. Following a preface to the Second Edition and an introduction, this book contains 15 chapters: (1) The Elements of Writing as Learning: Strategies, Genres, Topics, and Tools; (2) Building Vocabulary With Taxonomies; (3) Composing with Keywords; (4) Metacognition; (5) Defining Format; (6) Morphology, Etymology, and Grammar; (7) Profiles and Frames; (8) Who's Who; (9) Reasons, Causes, Results; (10) Where in the World; (11) Premises, Premises; (12) Quotable Quotes; (13) Personifications and Interactions; (14) Writing as Editing; and (15) Writing--A Curriculum Unifier: A Goal for Every Student. The book concludes with a bibliography and an index. [For the first edition of "Writing as Learning," see ED440376.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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