Understanding Writing: Ways of Observing, Learning, and Teaching / Edition 2

Understanding Writing: Ways of Observing, Learning, and Teaching / Edition 2

by Thomas Newkirk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435084410

ISBN-13: 9780435084417

Pub. Date: 10/02/1987

Publisher: Heinemann

Writing teachers must be observers. At the heart of writing-process instruction is the art of informed observation.The Skilled teacher needs to determine what students can do, what changes they've made, what patterns of assistance they receive from other students, what themes dominate their writing. And teachers need to observe themselves-to reflect on what they

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Overview

Writing teachers must be observers. At the heart of writing-process instruction is the art of informed observation.The Skilled teacher needs to determine what students can do, what changes they've made, what patterns of assistance they receive from other students, what themes dominate their writing. And teachers need to observe themselves-to reflect on what they see and do.

Understanding Writing is a book about observing. It contains no recipes for success. What it does contain are thirty chapters, most written by classroom teachers, that provide insights into student growth. The book is rich in examples of student work, from Kevin's self-portrait (complete with a point on his head) to Laura's eloquent poem, written after the shuttle explosion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435084417
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/02/1987
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
9 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Beginnings

A Child Composes, K. Matthews

Labeling to Beginning Narrative: Four Kindergarten Children Learn to Write, J. Hilliker

Oscar's Journal, S. Durst

Reading to Mr. Bear, E. Chiseri-Strater

The Rhythm of Writing Development, E. Karelitz

Beyond Storyland: Young Writers Can Tell It Other Ways, S. Bonin

Second-graders Can So Write,

D'Ambrosio

Six Questions Teachers Ask about Invented Spelling, S. Sowers Collaborative Learning

The Writer's Chart to Discovery, J. Simmons

Letting Children Lead the Way, S. Cadieux

Squeezing from the Middle of the Tube, S. Bridge

Note Writing: A Neglected Genre, E. Karelitz

A Special Writer at Work, N. Atwell

Reflect, Expand, Select: Three Responses in the Writing Conference, S Sowers

Children Responding to Children: Writing Groups and Classroom Community, S. Brady and S. Jacobs Writing and Reading

Young Writers as Critical Readers, T. Newkirk

The Write Way to Read, P Flemming

A Writer Reads, A Reader Writes, M. Giacobbe

The Written Report: Old Wine in New Bottles, J. Wilde

The Fox in Possum's Clothing: The Teacher Disguised as Writer, in Hot Pursuit of Literacy, M. Fox Assessment

Reading and Talking: "Special" Readers Show They Know, S. Stires

Using Writing Folders to Document Student Progress, A Bingham

Send Your Writing Folders Home, J Rynkofs

Making the Grade: Evaluating Writing in Conference, N. Atwell

The Bundle, H. Halley Programs and Progress

Choosing a Language Arts Textbook, M. Giacobbe

How to Cover a Language Arts Text: Sit on It , C. Brennan Reflections

Time and the Taking of It, D. Sumner

Split Images: Teacher and Learner, M. Bunce

Safety, E. Parillo Resources Selected Bibliography on Writing and Its Teaching, R. Hubbard

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