Teaching With Student Texts: Essays Toward an Informed Practice

Teaching With Student Texts: Essays Toward an Informed Practice

by Joseph Harris
     
 

Harris, Miles and Paine ask:  What happens when the texts that students write become the focus of a writing course? In response, a distinguished group of scholar/teachers suggests that teaching with students texts is not simply a classroom technique, but a way of working with writing that defines composition as a field.

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Harris, Miles and Paine ask:  What happens when the texts that students write become the focus of a writing course? In response, a distinguished group of scholar/teachers suggests that teaching with students texts is not simply a classroom technique, but a way of working with writing that defines composition as a field.

In Teaching with Student Texts, authors discuss ways of revaluing student writing as intellectual work, of circulating student texts in the classroom and beyond, and of changing our classroom practices by bringing student writings to the table. Together, these essays articulate a variety of ways that student texts can take a central place in classroom work and can, in the process, redefine the ways our field talks about writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874217858
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
419,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Introduction Joseph Harris, John D. Miles, and Charles Paine....................1
1 Re-Valuing Student Writing Bruce Horner....................9
2 Revealing Our Values: Reading Student Texts with Colleagues in High School and College Nicole B. Wallack....................24
3 "What Do We Want in This Paper?" Generating Criteria Collectively Chris M. Anson, Matthew Davis, and Domenica Vilhotti....................35
4 Teaching the Rhetoric of Writing Assessment Asao B. Inoue....................46
5 Ethics, Student Writers, and the Use of Student Texts to Teach Paul V. Anderson and Heidi A. McKee....................60
6 Reframing Student Writing in Writing Studies Composition Classes Patrick Bruch and Thomas Reynolds....................78
7 Students Write to Students about Writing Laurie McMillan....................88
8 The Low-Stakes, Risk-Friendly Message-Board Text Scott Warnock....................96
9 Product as Process: Teaching Publication to Students Karen McDonnell and Kevin Jefferson1....................08
10 Students' Texts beyond the Classroom: Young Scholars in Writing's Challenges to College Writing Instruction Doug Downs, Heidi Estrem, and Susan Thomas....................118
11 The Figure of the Student in Composition Textbooks Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori and Patricia Donahue....................129
12 Workshop and Seminar Joseph Harris....................145
13 What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Workshops? Charting the First Five Weeks of a First-Year Writing Course Maggie Debelius....................154
14 Texts to Be Worked on and Worked with: Encouraging Students to See Their Writing as Theoretical Chris Warnick....................163
15 Writing to Learn, Reading to Teach: Student Texts in the Pedagogy Seminar Margaret J. Marshall....................171
16 The Writer/Text Connection: Understanding Writers' Relationships to their Writing Muriel Harris....................181
17 Learning from Coauthoring: Composing Texts Together in the Composition Classroom Michele Eodice and Kami Day....................190
18 Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection in the Student (Text)-Centered Multimodal Writing Course Scott L. Rogers, Ryan Trauman, and Julia E. Kiernan....................200
19 Workshopping to Practice Scientific Terms Anne Ellen Geller and Frank R. Cantelmo....................210
20 Bringing Outside Texts In and Inside Texts Out Jane Mathison Fife....................220
21 Embracing Uncertainty: The Kairos of Teaching with Student Texts Rolf Norgaard....................229
Afterword: Notes toward an Informed Practice Charles Paine and John D. Miles....................243
References....................256
Index....................264
Contributors....................268

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