Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach

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Practical writing strategies demonstrate how to employ writing as a powerful tool for processing new subject area content and integrating new learning with prior knowledge.

The skill of writing crosses all subject areas. It should not be confined to just the language arts classroom. The practical writing strategies in Writing as Learning demonstrate how you can employ writing as a powerful tool for ...

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Overview

Formerly a SkyLight publication

Practical writing strategies demonstrate how to employ writing as a powerful tool for processing new subject area content and integrating new learning with prior knowledge.

The skill of writing crosses all subject areas. It should not be confined to just the language arts classroom. The practical writing strategies in Writing as Learning demonstrate how you can employ writing as a powerful tool for processing new subject area content and integrating new learning with prior knowledge. Included are more than 200 examples of how 12 different strategies can be used in kindergarten through high school classrooms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575172590
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/9/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 237

Meet the Author

Evelyn Rothstein has been an educational consultant specializing in teaching writing across the curriculum for the past twenty years. With a background in classroom teaching and a specialization in linguistics and language development, she has trained teachers and implemented her strategy-based Writing As Learning and Write for Mathematics programs in hundreds of schools and school districts throughout the United States. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Writing as Learning and Write for Mathematics. Rothstein is a graduate of the City University of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University with degrees in education, speech, reading, and psycholinguistics.

Dr. Gerald Lauber, currently Chief Operating Officer of the National Urban Alliance previously served as superintendent in three New York State school districts, where he initiated programs to meet the needs of diverse student populations while stabilizing long-range fiscal plans. Under his administration, state-of-the-art computer assisted instructional programs, as well as innovative writing and mathematics programs were put into place. As President and CEO of Purewater Sciences and Melric Technologies he developed a corporate perspective on what schools must provide to prepare children for success in the workplace and the world in which they live. Dr. Lauber's writings have appeared in Electronic School, THE Journal, American School Boards Journal , New York Slate Education, Viewpoints, Newsday and other publications. Dr. Lauber co-authored Writing as Learning and Write for Mathematics and makes numerous presentations for school districts across the country. Dr. Lauber has an MA and MED in School Administration from Teachers College and an Ed.D. in Systems Administration from New York University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Elements of Writing as Learning: Strategies, Genres, Topics, and Tools
2. Building Taxonomies for Fluency: The ABCs of Word Power
3. Composing with Keywords: Words Define Knowledge
4. Metacognition: Knowing What You Know
5. Defining Format: Categorizing and Clarifying
6. Profiles and Frames: Organizers for Writing
7. Who's Who: Biographies and Autobiographies
8. Reasons, Causes, Results: The Essay--Personal, Persuasive, Explanatory
9. Where in the World: Locating Our Writing
10. Premises, Premises: The Book, the Play, the Movie
11. Quotable Quotes: Beliefs and Opinions
12. Personifications and Interactions: Subject Area Conversations
13. Morphology, Etymology and Grammar: Words for Grammar and History
14. Writing as Editing: Writers Revisit
15. Active Learning: A Goal for Every Student
Bibliography
Index
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