The St. Martin's Guide to Teaching Writing:

ISBN-10: 1457622637
ISBN-13: 9781457622632
Edition: 2013
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List price: $35.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

This guide to teaching writing and to major theoretical issues — including current central concerns of rhetoric and composition — contains a brief anthology of scholarly essays and coverage of constructing successful assignments using visual, oral, and electronic texts; teaching multilingual writers; and using technology in the writing classroom. This new edition includes additional practical advice for dealing with classroom issues and helpful guidance for sequencing assignments, teaching revision, using online peer review, and working toward student transference of knowledge and skills.

Preface
Classroom Issues
Preparing for the Course
Finding Out about the Course
Choosing the Textbooks
Multimodal Learning Technologies
Links to Community Engagement: Service Learning, Community-Based Literacy Projects, and Public Writing Initiatives
Creating a Syllabus
Sample Syllabi
Works Cited
The First Few Days of Classes
The First Class
Bureaucratic Tasks
The Syllabus
Introductions
Dismissal
The Second Class
Bureaucratic Tasks
Diagnostic Essay
Dismissal
After the Second Class
The Third Class
Lesson Plans
Works Cited
Everyday Activities
Classroom Order ad Group-Ethos
Classroom Routines
Limiting Lectures
Leading Effective Class Discussions
In-Class Writing
Teaching in Wired, Wireless, and Hybrid Classrooms
Collaboration: Workshops and Peer Response
Whole-Class Workshops
Peer-Response Groups
Tasks for Peer-Response Groups
Online and Electronic Peer Response
Evaluating Peer-Response Groups
Understanding Cultural and Multilingual Differences in Peer-Response Groups
Student Conferences
Scripting the Conference
Everybody's Issues
Absenteeism and Tardiness
Late Essays
Class Cancellations
Use of Personal Technology in the Classroom
Disruptive Students
Disabilities and Learning Differences
Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, and Academic Integrity
Works Cited
Successful Writing Assignments
Assignments
Defining Good Assignments
Assignment Sequences
Research Assignments
Web Assignments
Assignments Delivered Orally
Assignments That Call for the Use of Visual Components
Multimodal Assignments
Creating Assignments and Explaining Them to Students
Revision
Works Cited
Evaluating Student Essays
Standards and Evaluation
Formal Standards
Standards of Content
Evaluating Formal Standards and Standards of Content When Responding to ESL Student Writing
General Routines for Evaluation
Marginal Comments
Terminal Comments
The Grade
Methods and Criteria for Grading
Course-Based Grading Criteria
Rubrics
Contract Grading
Portfolio Grading
Handling the Paper Load
The End of the Term
Final Grades
Student Evaluations of Course and Teacher
Afterword
Works Cited
Rhetorical Practices
Teaching Invention
Bringing the Rhetorical Canon of Invention into the Writing Classroom
Heuristic Systems of Invention
Using Heuristic Strategies in the Classroom
Classical Topical Invention
Using Classical Topical Invention in the Classroom
Journal Writing
Using Journals in the Classroom
Evaluating Journals
Brainstorming
Using Brainstorming in the Classroom
Clustering
Using Clustering in the Classroom
Freewriting
Using Freewriting in the Classroom
The Benefits of Freewriting
Works Cited
Teaching Arrangement and Form
Rhetorical Form
Classically Descended Arrangements
The Three-Part Arrangement
Using the Three-Part Arrangement in the Classroom
An Exercise for Small Groups
The Four-Part Arrangement
Using the Four-Part Arrangement in the Classroom
The Six-Part Arrangement
Using the Six-Part Arrangement in the Classroom
Other Patterns of Arrangement
Arrangements for Rhetorical Methods
Arrangements for Creative Nonfiction Essays
Using Arrangements for Creative Nonfiction Essays in the Classroom
An Exercise for Linking Invention and Arrangement
Arrangement and Multimodal Writing
Considering Arrangement for New Media in the Classroom
Techniques of Editing and Planning
Using the Outline in the Classroom
Using Winterowd's "Grammar of Coherence" Technique in the Classroom
Works Cited
Teaching Style
Style: Theory and Pedagogic Practice
Milic's Three Theories of Style
A Pedagogic Focus on Rhetorical Choices
Choosing a Rhetorical Stance
Considering the Audience for Student Essays
Levels of Style
Exercises for Developing Style
Imitation
Using Imitation Exercises in the Classroom
Language Variety
Teaching an Awareness of Language Variety
Language Varieties and Varying Syntax
Alternate Styles: Grammar B
Using Alternate Styles in the Classroom
Evaluating Alternate Styles
Works Cited
Teaching Memory
Memory and Composition Studies
Remembering and Making Writing Memorable: Teaching Memoir and Personal Writing
Invention
Memory as Communal
Research
Experience, Image, Idea
Collective Memory
Considering Collective Memory in the Writing Classroom: A Multimodal Approach
Works Cited
Teaching Delivery
Delivering Writing, Delivering Pedagogy
The Changing Nature of Writing, Reading, Audience, and Context
Establishing Goals - and Delivering on Them
Other Options for Exploring Multiple Modes of Delivery
Understanding Multiple Literacies and Their Effects on Delivery
One Approach to Considering Multiple Literacies: Defining Computer Literacies
Using Selber's Approach in the Classroom
Expanding Consideration of Multiple Literacies in the Classroom
Delivering Pedagogy: Extratextual Spaces
One Approach co Delivery in Extratextual Spaces
Using Taylor's Approach in the Classroom
Works Cited
Invitation to Further Study
Ways into the Scholarly and Pedagogic Conversation
Composition/Rhetoric and its Concerns
Central Concerns
The Content of First-Year Writing and Transfer
Disciplinarity and Assessment
Diversity and Difference
Another Invitation to Further Research
Works Cited
Suggested Readings for Teachers of Writing
Bibliographies and Other Reference Works
Rhetorical History, Theory, and Practice
Composition History and Theory
Composition Practice and Pedagogy
Literacy Studies
Axes of Difference
Computers, Technology, and New Media
FY Writing Programs: Models and Administrative Practices
Pedagogic Issues for College Teachers
An Anthology of Essays
Introduction
Work Cited
Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions: (Re)Envisioning "First Year Composition" as "Introduction to Writing Studies"
The Teaching Craft: Telling, Listening, Revealing
Helping Peer Writing Groups Succeed
Talking in the Middle: Why Writers Need Writing Tutors
Responding to Student Writing
"Mistakes Are a Fact of Life": A National Comparative Study
Materiality and Genre in the Study of Discourse Communities
The Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University
When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your Own
Avoiding the Difference Fixation: Identity Categories, Markers of Difference, and the Teaching of Writing
Meaning and Development of Academic Literacy in a Second Language
The Myth of Linguistic Homogeneity in U.S. College Composition
Opinion: Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Approach
Toward New Media Texts: Taking Up the Challenges of Visual Literacy
awaywithwords: On the Possibilities in Unavailable Designs
CCCC Chair's Address: Representing Ourselves
Acknowledgments
Index

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