Writing for Understanding: Strategies to Increase Content Learning

Writing for Understanding: Strategies to Increase Content Learning

by Donovan R. Walling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412964342

ISBN-13: 9781412964340

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Written specifically for non–language arts teachers, this resource focuses on using writing as an instructional tool to deepen and expand student understanding in the content areas.  See more details below

Overview

Written specifically for non–language arts teachers, this resource focuses on using writing as an instructional tool to deepen and expand student understanding in the content areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412964340
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: How Can I Teach Writing If I'm Not a Writing Teacher?
1. How Writing Increases Understanding
Debunking Myths and Misconceptions
Alternatives to Bloom
Five Research-Based "Truths" About Writing
Developing Effective Writing Questions and Prompts
Daily Writing
Some Thoughts on Taking Notes
2. Developing Narrative Writing Assignments
What Is Narrative Writing?
Types of Narrative Writing
Using Narrative Writing
Class Dialogue
Using Narrative Writing to Build Content Vocabulary
Sample Narrataive Writing Questions and Prompts
3. Developing Descriptive Writing Assignments
What Is Descriptive Writing?
Using Descriptive Writing
Sensory Details
Describing Processes
Class Dialogue
Translating Mathematics
Giving Directions
Sample Descriptive Writing Questions and Prompts
4. Developing Expository Writing Assignments
What Is Expository Writing?
Using Expository Writing
Class Dialogue
Writing Prompts That Require Cause-and-Effect Reasoning
Sample Expository Writing Questions and Prompts
5. Developing Persuasive Writing Assignments
What Is Persuasive Writing?
Using Persuasive Writing
Class Dialogue
Persuasion and the Basics of Logic
Sample Persuasive Writing Questions and Prompts
6. Developing Argumentative Writing Assignments
What Is Argumentative Writing?
Using Argumentative Writing
Class Dialogue
Follow-Up Sharing and Discussion
Sample Argumentative Writing Questions and Prompts
7. Using Dialogues About Writing to Build Meaning
A Basis in Socratic Questioning
Developing and Using Class Dialogues
Developing and Using Student Dialogues
Making and Using Rubrics
8. Internet-Writing Connections and Resources
Using E-Speak to Encourage Writing
Online Resources Can Help Students and Teachers
Websites for Students
Websites for Teachers
9. Frequently Asked Questions About Writing
Language Alive
Usage
Punctuation
10. Print Resources
Books
Documents
References
Index

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