Content-area Writing

Every Teacher's Guide

Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman,Nancy Steineke

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009728

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 7229

Presents information about two major types of writing: writing to learn and public writing. Offers strategies for planning, organizing, and teaching, as well as numerous examples of student work and guidelines for evaluation and assessment.

Subjects Matter

Every Teacher's Guide to Content-area Reading

Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005959

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 4775

Grades 7-12 Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. This book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 books of interest to teenagers instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues special help and materials for students who struggle scientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning.

Writing Across the Curriculum

All Teachers Teach Writing

Author: Shelley S. Peterson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1553791770

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 5319

As the amount of curriculum in today's classrooms expands and teaching time seems to shrink,teachers are looking for ways to integrate content area and writing instruction. In thisrevised and expanded edition of Writing Across the Curriculum, Shelley Peterson shows teachershow to weave writing and content area instruction together in their classrooms. The authorprovides practical and helpful ideas for classroom teachers and content-area specialists to easilyincorporate writer's workshop while teaching in their subject area.New features in this second edition include:* internet websites that can be used to teach writing(e.g., wiki's, weblogs, and digital storytelling)* examples from grades 4-8 classrooms that show how science, social studies, health,and mathematics teachers can also be teachers of poetry, narrative, and non-narrative writing* new assessment scoring guides* information on working with struggling writers and supporting English Language Learners* graphic organizers, templates, and mini-lessons that engage students in learning

Writing Behind Every Door

Teaching Common Core Writing in the Content Areas

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317821149

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 6480

For students to become college-ready writers, they must be exposed to writing throughout the school day, not just in English class. This practical book shows teachers in all subject areas how to meet the Common Core State Standards and make writing come alive in the classroom. Award-winning educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides effective and exciting ideas for teaching argument writing, informational writing, project-based writing, and writing with technology. Each chapter is filled with strategies, prompts, and rubrics you can use immediately. Special Features: A variety of writing strategies that work in any subject area Tips for developing meaningful prompts Diagrams and templates that you can use with your students Rubrics for assessing writing, as well as ideas for having students create their own rubrics Samples of student work in different formats Ideas for teaching students to break the Google homepage habit and conduct effective research Cross-curricular writing assignments for science, history, ELA, electives, and PE Suggestions for teaching summary writing, an essential academic skill Ideas for staff professional development on Common Core writing

Literacy for Learning

A Handbook of Content-Area Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

Author: Gregory Berry, Ed.D

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144222696X

Category: Education

Page: 338

View: 6697

Literacy for Learning: A Handbook of Teaching Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers is a collection of 122 effective, proven, research-based teaching strategies to promote content area literacy and help teachers incorporate literacy learning as a means of improving reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary learning in all subject areas. Also included are technology-related resources and teaching strategies. Connections to CCSS are included.

Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings

Author: Anderson, Rebecca S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466659831

Category: Education

Page: 684

View: 6811

More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

General Principles and Practical Strategies

Author: Tamara L. Jetton,Cynthia Shanahan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462502857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 5848

From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough—students also need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential reading and writing skills.

Best Practice

Today's Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools

Author: Steven Zemelman,Harvey Daniels,Arthur A. Hyde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325007441

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1811

Identifies teaching methods that help students learn and how to implement them in the classroom.

Content Area Writing That Rocks

Author: Rebecca G. Harper

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425896758

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4664

Engage third through twelfth grade students with creative strategies to develop their writing skills with the help of Content Area Writing That Rocks.This standards-based resource provides teachers with strategies and suggestions to build writing skills based on students' interests in technology, social media, and other contemporary topics. This guide supports overall writing instruction across the content areas.

Adolescent Literacy

Turning Promise Into Practice

Author: G. Kylene Beers,Robert E. Probst,Linda Rief

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325011288

Category: Education

Page: 411

View: 4641

Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.

Content Area Writing

Author: Jim Burke

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439934473

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 9338

The Teacher's Essential Guide to Content Area Writing leads the reader through Burke's teaching strategies, which draw from a combination of research and Jim's own experience as a public school teacher. He includes invaluable techniques to improve student writing as well as strategies to simply prompt students to write. Burke features several of his students' writing samples enabling the reader to review the outcome of his instructional techniques. For use with Grades 612.

Engaging Adolescent Learners

A Guide for Content-area Teachers

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7365

Offers suggestions for tailoring classroom practices to the motivational needs of each and every student and examines what it means to engage young adults in their learning.

Everyday Content-area Writing

Write-to-learn Strategies for Grades 3-5

Author: Kathleen Kopp

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1934338664

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 6511

"Everyday Content-Area Writing shows intermediate-grade teachers how to integrate writing into daily instruction and use it as an authentic, engaging tool that will develop deeper content-area understanding. Kathleen Kopp's fun and creative, write-to-learn strategies span the gamut of math, science, and social studies to show you how to make writing a time-saving, valuable part of your instructional day. Everyday Content-Area Writing includes: •strategies to build background; foster review, follow-up, and practice through individual and group activities; and teach content-area vocabulary; •note-taking tactics, organizational methods, and ways to save time while bringing meaning to learning; •explanations and guidelines for formative assessments that guide instruction and summative, post-unit assessments that evaluate student learning; •original ideas for incorporating technology inside and outside the classroom, publishing student work, and differentiating instruction; and •tips for establishing a supportive writing environment. Suggested writing resources, ready-to-go templates, unit assessment plans, sample projects, and prompts round out this resource."

MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing

Classroom Activities to Help Students Learn Subject Matter While Acquiring New Skills

Author: Mark A. Forget

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412009928

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 2582

Research-proven activities that engage students in active processing of new information, leading to deeper understanding, long-term retention of subject matter, and acquisition of life-long learning skills.

Academic Language! Academic Literacy!

A Guide for K–12 Educators

Author: Eli R. Johnson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412971322

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 7514

This practical guide provides 36 hands-on strategies for helping ELLs learn the necessary skills to decipher academic language in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.