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ERIC Number: ED499519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-30
Pages: 544
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5915-8517-1ISBN-978-1-59158-517-6
Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing. A Text, a Reader, a Narrative. Second Edition
Carroll, Joyce Armstrong; Wilson, Edward E.
Teacher Ideas Press
The authors offer a comprehensive, innovative, and practical approach to teaching writing, focusing on engagement and interaction so students grapple with words and experiences to make meaning. Recent research supports its content and strategies while cognitive development and neurological theories, early literacy, inquiry, and writing as a mode of learning across all disciplines and grade levels have been invigorated. Topics include students, shifts, and skills for the global age, the writing process and assessment, three chapters on how to teach grammar within the writing process, collaboration, post writing, and publishing. This book meets the needs of anyone writing or teaching writing in grades Pre-K - 12. Following forewords (Edmund J. Farrell; Janet Emig); preface and introduction, the book is divided into two parts. Part I, The Process, includes the following chapters: (1) Prewriting; (2) Writing and Organizing; (3) Writing as a Social Act; (4) Grammar and Correcting; (5) Grammar through Revision; (6) Grammar through Reformulation; (7) Post Writing and Publishing; and (8) Assessment. Part II, The Theory and Pedagogy, includes five chapters: (9) Brain Power; (10) Learning How to Learn; (11) Early Literacy; (12) Research; and (13) Writing as a Mode of Learning. Bibliography, appendices, and index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A