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Preparing to Teach Writing Research, Theory, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0415640571
ISBN-13: 9780415640572
Edition: 4th 2015 (Revised)
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Description: Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Editionis a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of  More...

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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Editionis a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and prospective writing teachers need the information and strategies provided to be effective and well prepared for the many challenges they will face in the classroom. Key Features:Current—combines discussions and references to foundational studies that helped define the field of rhetoric and composition, with updated research, theories, and applicationsResearch based—thorough examination of relevant research in education, literacy, cognition, linguistics, and grammarSteadfast adherence to best practices based on how students learn and on how to provide the most effective writing instructionCompanion Website includes real writing assignments from middle school, high school, and college teachers; real examples of student writing to give readers insight into assignments, standards, proficiency levels, and expectations; and real teaching scenarios that can serve as a basis for role-playing, micro- teaching and problem solving

James D. Williams, Ph.D., is Chief of the Biodiversity Branch, U.S. Geological Survey at the Florida Caribbean Science Center in Gainesville, Florida. He has studied the fishes of North America for more than 40 years.

Brief Contents
Preface
Research and Theory
Classical Foundations of Modern Writing Instruction
The Modern Period
Reading and Writing
Public Schools and College:
Grammar and Writing
English Language Learners and Writing
Dialects
Writing Pedagogy
Best Practices
Writing Assignments
Assessing Writing
References
Index

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