Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product / Edition 3

Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product / Edition 3

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by Gail E. Tompkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0139554696

ISBN-13: 9780139554698

Pub. Date: 06/11/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Knowing that you must balance your focus in the classroom on the process that children use as they write and the quality of their compositions, Teaching Writing continues to provide a comprehensive look at both process and product.  This new edition provides you with practical strategies for teaching and assessing writing, with a

Overview

Knowing that you must balance your focus in the classroom on the process that children use as they write and the quality of their compositions, Teaching Writing continues to provide a comprehensive look at both process and product.  This new edition provides you with practical strategies for teaching and assessing writing, with a focus on individual student needs and teacher accountability. Additional features will help you recognize the concerns of struggling writers, the needs of English learners, and the strategies you can use to improve student test taking.

 

Addressing Process and Product

  • Vignettes beginning each chapter present you with an intimate look at real classroom teachers and their teaching of writing.
  • Minilessons model five basic steps for teaching essential strategies and skills to young writers.
  • Step by Step features offer detailed guidance for planning instruction and assessment, organizing learning, and managing classroom writing projects.   
  • The free CD-ROM Writing Workshop gives you specific insight into classroom teaching in a workshop model, illustrating both the writing process and product.

 

Meeting Individual Student Needs

  • How to Address Struggling Writers’ ProblemsThis step by step analysis explains what issues cause writers to struggle, provides clear examples of the problem, and clarifies the steps to take to help writers overcome their obstacles.
  • Scaffolding English Learners features pinpoint ways to support student writers whose first language is not English.

 

Planning for Accountability  

  • Preparing for Writing Tests This new feature will help you prepare students for high-stakes testing by clearly defining each type of writing, providing prompts to generate a writing sample, and outlining possible pitfalls writers may face when writing in this specific genre.
  • Rubrics throughout chapters help you address and clarify assessment issues. 
  • Instructional Previews identify goals that help you plan for teaching by addressing the question of what to teach and when.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139554698
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/11/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

PART I        Process and Product

 

Chapter 1        Teaching Children to Write

Chapter 2        Writing Workshop

Chapter 3        Writing Strategies and Skills

Chapter 4        Assessing Children's Writing

 

PART II       Writing Genres

 

Chapter 5        Journal Writing

Chapter 6        Letter Writing

Chapter 7        Biographical Writing

Chapter 8        Expository Writing

Chapter 9        Narrative Writing

Chapter 10      Descriptive Writing

Chapter 11      Poetry Writing

Chapter 12      Persuasive Writing

 

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