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ERIC Number: ED532842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 236
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4625-0465-7
Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age: Techniques for Grades 5-12. Teaching Practices that Work Series
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L.
Guilford Publications
An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on the writing process and the role of writing in content-area learning. Teacher-friendly features include vivid classroom examples, differentiation tips, links to online resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying. The table of contents presents the following parts: (1) Getting Started with Tools and Teaching; (2) Writing and Thinking; (3) Writing to Understand: It's All About the Discipline; (4) Inquiry and Long Thinking Meet the Disciplines; (5) What About Literature and English Language Arts?; (6) Composing with Multimedia; and (7) Wrapping It Up. "Common Core Content Standards for Writing, Grades 6-12" is appended. [Foreword by Bridget Dalton.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A