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Teaching with Student Texts Essays Toward an Informed Practice

ISBN-10: 0874217857
ISBN-13: 9780874217858
Edition: 2010
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Description: Harris, Miles and Paine ask: What happens when the texts that students write become the focus of a writing course? In response, a distinguished group of scholar/teachers suggests that teaching with students texts is not simply a classroom technique,  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Harris, Miles and Paine ask: What happens when the texts that students write become the focus of a writing course? In response, a distinguished group of scholar/teachers suggests that teaching with students texts is not simply a classroom technique, but a way of working with writing that defines composition as a field. In "Teaching with Student Texts," authors discuss ways of revaluing student writing as intellectual work, of circulating student texts in the classroom and beyond, and of changing our classroom practices by bringing student writings to the table. Together, these essays articulate a variety of ways that student texts can take a central place in classroom work and can, in the process, redefine the ways our field talks about writing.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Valuing Student Texts
Re-Valuing Student Writing
Revealing Our Values: Reading Student Texts with Colleagues in High School and College
�What Do We Want in This Paper?� Generating Criteria Collectively
Teaching the Rhetoric of Writing Assessment
Circulating Student Texts
Ethics, Student Writers, and the Use of Student Texts to Teach
Reframing Student Writing in Writing Studies Composition Classes
Students Write to Students about Writing
The Low-Stakes, Risk-Friendly Message-Board Text
Product as Process: Teaching Publication to Students
Students' Texts beyond the Classroom: Young Scholars in Writing's Challenges to College Writing Instruction
The Figure of the Student in Composition Textbooks
Changing Classroom Practices
Workshop and Seminar
What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Workshops? Charting the First Five Weeks of a First-Year Writing Course
Texts to Be Worked on and Worked with: Encouraging Students to See Their Writing as Theoretical
Writing to Learn, Reading to Teach: Student Texts in the Pedagogy Seminar
The Writer/Text Connection: Understanding Writers' Relationships to their Writing
Learning from Coauthoring: Composing Texts Together in the Composition Classroom
Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection in the Student (Text)-Centered Multimodal Writing Course
Workshopping to Practice Scientific Terms
Bringing Outside Texts In and Inside Texts Out
Embracing Uncertainty: The Kairos of Teaching with Student Texts
Afterword: Notes toward an Informed Practice
References
Index
Contributors

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