Writing in the Content Areas [NOOK Book]

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Do you spend entirely too much time correcting your students' papers? Do your students' essays and term papers take side trips to nowhere? Is their writing riddled with mechanical errors? Do their lab reports and essays lack specificity and clarity?

Writing in the Content Areas, Second Edition is for middle and high school content area teachers who assign essays, term papers, lab reports, and other writing tasks to students. This book provides strategies and tips to help ...

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Overview

Do you spend entirely too much time correcting your students' papers? Do your students' essays and term papers take side trips to nowhere? Is their writing riddled with mechanical errors? Do their lab reports and essays lack specificity and clarity?

Writing in the Content Areas, Second Edition is for middle and high school content area teachers who assign essays, term papers, lab reports, and other writing tasks to students. This book provides strategies and tips to help teachers of social studies, science, art, etc. improve the quality of students' writing and apply national and state curriculum standards in your classroom. The strategies in this book can be integrated easily into every teacher's daily plans. They will help your students improve their abilities to
- reflect before writing
- organize and classify
- provide detail without padding
- use technical terminology correctly
- avoid unnecessary words
- spell correctly
- take useful notes while they read and during your lectures.

This book will help teachers
- get what they want from a writing task
- frame their assignments more precisely
- correct student papers more quickly and efficiently

The new second edition offers activities and strategies which involve technology (word processing, presentation programming, the Internet, and e-communications), differentiated instruction, and brain-based learning.

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Writing In The Content Areas was written for middle and high school content area classroom teachers who assign essays, term papers, lab reports, and other writing tasks to their students. In concise and clear subject area language, Amy Benjamin provides strategies and techniques that will enable teachers of social studies, sciences, the humanities, etc. improve the quality of their students' writing in accordance with state and national curriculum standards. Writing In The Content Areas is an invaluable addition to teacher education curriculum resources and an practical, "user friendly" resource for the practicing classroom teacher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317925729
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Amy Benjamin, well-known for helping teachers of struggling students, is a veteran English teacher. She trains educators throughout the country in writing across the curriculum, strategic literacy, and differentiated instruction. She has received awards for excellence in teaching from the New York State English Council, Tufts University, and Union College. As president of the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, she is a leading authority on effective ways for teaching both academic and creative writing.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

User's Guide

Part I: Steps and Strategies

1 Guiding Principles for Teachers

2 Framing and Evaluating the Task

3 Support: Making the Case

4 Short Statements: In Fifty Words or Less

5 Vocabulary: Word for Word

6 Organizers: Frames, Clusters, and Stems

Part II: Applications

7 Research Papers and WebQuests

8 Notebooks and Journals: I Write, Therefore I Think

9 Note-Taking: For Future Reference

10 Writing Centers

Appendix: A Workshop for Teachers

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