Writing-Based Teaching Essential Practices and Enduring Questions

ISBN-10: 1438429061

ISBN-13: 9781438429069

Edition: 2009

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Description: Written by the team at Bard College's Institute for Writing and Thinking, this book is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the challenges and potential of writing-based teaching, and suggestions for how to adapt the practices to particular classroom situations. The contributors share candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges. As teachers of literature, composition, poetry, mathematics, anthropology, and education, they offer philosophical and theoretical reflections, practical guidance, and personal stories about how to help students become better, more-fluent writers, close readers, and reflective thinkers.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Case for Private Freewriting in the Classroom
Focused Freewriting: How to Do Things with Writing Prompts
Process Writing: Reflection and the Arts of Writing and Teaching
Odd Questions, Strange Texts, and Other People: Collaborative Learning, Play, and New Knowledge
Dialectical Notebooks
Radical Revision: Toward Demystifying the Labor of Writing
Learning Culture: Writing in Community
To Write and Think in the Community of School
Postscript Community and Collaboration: The Workshop in Language and Thinking and the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College
List of Contributors
Index
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