Writing in the Elementary Classroom: A Reconsideration / Edition 1

Writing in the Elementary Classroom: A Reconsideration / Edition 1

by Janet Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325003513

ISBN-13: 9780325003511

Pub. Date: 03/12/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

The educational climate for teaching writing is a lot different now than it was in the eighties when much of the groundbreaking research was first published. The contributors to Writing in the Elementary Classroom take that thinking and push it in new directions. The authors are all internationally respected educators and researchers, who offer new insight on

Overview

The educational climate for teaching writing is a lot different now than it was in the eighties when much of the groundbreaking research was first published. The contributors to Writing in the Elementary Classroom take that thinking and push it in new directions. The authors are all internationally respected educators and researchers, who offer new insight on children as thinkers and writers, and ways to support them in today's classrooms.

Writing in the Elementary Classroom considers writing development from many different angles, creating a rich collage that focuses on how to help students develop into competent writers. The first section of the book consists of four chapters on how to support younger writers. In the second section, the authors explore how a variety of issues influence narrative and poetry writing. The third section looks at nonfiction and ways to do this kind of writing effectively. The final section considers how to prepare writing to be read by an audience. By considering all the different types of writing as well as why we write, the importance of writing, the process of writing, and variety of diverse issues, Writing in the Elementary Classroom is by far the most comprehensive book on writing instruction available today.

This book is available in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Anyone outside these territories should contact David Fulton Publishers, www.fultonpublishers.co.uk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325003511
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
03/12/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Learning and Teaching the Complexities of Writing, J. Evans

Supporting the Young Writer

"That's How I Used to Write My Name When I Was Little," R. Campbell

Using Nursery Rhymes, Jingles, Songs, and Poems as a Way into Writing, J. Evans

Do You Hear What I Hear?, M. Moustafa & R. Franzese

A Place to Start From, C. Kenner

Different Ways into Fiction and Poetry

Responding to Poetry Through Writing, G. Phinn

Writing as a Response to Literature, D. Hornsby & L. Wing Jan

From Reading to Writing, M. Lewis

The Magic of Writing with Computers, D. Nulty

Aspects of Gender, E. Millard

Nonfiction Issues

Developing Nonfiction Writing, D. Wray & M. Lewis

Notemaking Techniques for Young Children, B. Neate

Using Graphic Organizers to Write Information Texts, S. Moline

Getting Ready for Publication

Developing Understanding of Punctuation with Young Writers and Readers, N. Hall

Teaching Spelling Through Writing, S. Wilde

Raising Awareness of Grammar Through Shared Writing, G. Hunt

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