Teaching Composition Background Readings

ISBN-10: 0312469330
ISBN-13: 9780312469337
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: T. R. Johnson
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List price: $51.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Chosen to provide a balance of classic and contemporary scholarship, the thirty readings in Teaching Composition: Background Readings, Third Edition, provide an ideal introduction to composition theory and suggestions for putting theory into practice in the classroom. Written by leading scholars in the field - including Robert J. Connors, Ann E. Berthoff, Peter Elbow, and Nancy Sommers - the readings are accompanied by helpful chapter introductions, informative head notes, suggested classroom activities, and questions to prompt reflection about your practice as a writing instructor. The third edition contains ten new, up-to-date readings, addressing such topics as technology and composition, classroom blogging. Internet plagiarism, and text design. Book jacket.

Preface
Other Bedford/St. Martin's Professional Resources
Teaching Writing: Key Concepts, Philosophies, Frameworks, and Experiences
Inventing the University
From Clueless in Academe
A Letter to Maggie
Language, Power, and Consciousness: A Writing Experiment at the University of Toronto
From Playing the Role to Being Yourself: Becoming the Teacher in the Writing Classroom
Rhetoric and Ideology in the Writing Class
Thinking about the Writing Process
Generating a Draft
Understanding Composing
Rigid Rules, Inflexible Plans, and the Stifling of Language: A Cognitivist Analysis of Writer's Block
Considering Audience
The Rhetorical Stance
Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience
Revising a Draft
Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers
Toward an Excess-ive Theory of Revision
Crafting Sentences
The Erasure of the Sentence
A Generative Rhetoric of the Sentence
From The Making of Meaning
Teaching Writing with Computers
Calling off the Hounds: Technology and the Visibility of Plagiarism
When Blogging Goes Bad: A Cautionary Tale about Blogs, Email Lists, Discussion, and Interaction
Teaching Visual Literacy
Understanding Visual Rhetoric in Digital Writing Environments
Delivering the Message: Typography and the Materiality of Writing
Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing
Responding to Student Writing
Ranking, Evaluating, and Liking: Sorting Out Three Forms of Judgment
Portfolio Standards for English 101
Error
Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar
Issues in Writing Pedagogy: Institutional Politics and the Other
Can Teaching, of All Things, Prove to Be Our Salvation?
Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing
The Politics of Teaching Literate Discourse
Tutoring ESL Students: Issues and Options
Becoming a Writerly Self: College Writers Engaging Black Feminist Essays
Bi, Butch, and Bar Dyke: Pedagogical Performances of Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Annotated Bibliography
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