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Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing: A Text, A Reader, A Narrative / Edition 2

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Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing: A Text, A Reader, A Narrative / Edition 2

Carroll and Wilson have taken their successful Acts of Teaching into the 21st Century with this totally revised second edition. While maintaining the best of Acts, Acts II moves the paradigm into the global age. Comprehensive, innovative, and practical, and with forewords by two of the most noted scholars in the field, Janet Emig and Edmund J. Farrell, this text offers educators a powerful approach to teaching writing. Rather than repetitive exercises, it focuses on engagement and interaction so students grapple with words and experiences to make meaning.

In Acts II the writing process and assessment gain a new dimension. Recent research supports its content and strategies while cognitive development and neurological theories, early literacy, inquiry, and writing as a mode of learning across all disciplines and grade levels have been invigorated. Topics include students, shifts and skills for the global age, the writing process, and assessment, three chapters on how to teach grammar within the writing process, collaboration, post writing, and publishing. This book meets the needs of anyone writing or teaching writing. Grades PreK-12.

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ISBN-13: 9781591585176
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication date: 12/30/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 545,931
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joyce Armstrong Carroll, EdD, HLD, is codirector of Abydos Learning International, formerly the New Jersey Writing Project in Texas (NJWPT), with Edward E. Wilson.

Edward E. Wilson is codirector of Abydos Learning International, formerly the New Jersey Writing Project in Texas (NJMPT), with his wife Joyce Armstrong Carroll.

Table of Contents

Foreword to ACTS II by Edmund J. Farrell

Foreword to ACTS I by Janet Emig

Preface: A Parable

Introduction: Our Flattened World

Part I: The Process

Chapter One: Prewriting

Chapter Two: Writing and Organizing

Chapter Three: Writing as a Social Act

Chapter Four: Grammar and Correcting

Chapter Five: Grammar through Revision

Chapter Six: Grammar through Reformulation

Chapter Seven: Post Writing and Publishing

Chapter Eight: Assessment

Part II: The Theory and Pedagogy

Chapter Nine: Brain Power

Chapter Ten: Learning How to Learn

Chapter Eleven: Early Literacy

Chapter Twelve: Research

Chapter Thirteen: Writing as a Mode of Learning




What People are Saying About This

Katherine Mosby

"Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson's book is full of the insight, scholarship and practical advice they have gleaned in their many years in the field, teaching writing and teaching the teaching of writing, delivered with warmth and humor and understanding."

Cris Tovani

"This gem of a book not only identifies qualities of good writing, it also shows writers how to produce quality. Carroll and Wilson 'get it.' To write well is difficult. Yet hard work can yield joyful results."

Fernando Castillo

"The 2002 'No Child Left Behind' Act has forced educators to reflect on what is working in classrooms around the nation, and what will best help students to face the challenges of the twenty-first century. Joyce Carroll, Ed.D,, H.L.D. and Edward Wilson in their book, Acts of Teaching, Second Edition, provide invaluable insight into what classrooms in the 21st century should look like in terms of writing and reading. Acts of Teaching II equips teachers to teach writing in a way that students get excited about writing, and for visionary teachers and administrators, that is truly leaving no child behind."

Judy Wallis

"Acts of Teaching offers teachers of writing and those who support them a comprehensive resource that includes expansive research and solid pedagogy. In its first edition, it served as an indispensable guide to educators. In its second edition, it becomes an essential text. Teachers and supervisors will make it a constant companion in their work. It is the right book at the right time—a time when educators recognize quality writing instruction as a key to not only improved student performance but also enlightened thinking."

Will Hobbs

"When it comes to teaching writing, Carroll and Wilson have written the 'go-to' book. The new and updated Acts of Teaching is a cause for celebration. Keep it handy—you'll find it inexhaustibly practical and effective. And no wonder: this book is the creation of two great theorists whose lifework has been shoulder-to-shoulder with classroom teachers."

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