The Journal Book for Teachers of At-risk College Writers

Author: Susan Gardner,Toby Fulwiler

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: 9780867094688

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 1771

Educators across the grades and across the curriculum have long recognized the usefulness of journals to help student writers. But what about basic writers, learning-disabled students, and nontraditional and returning students? One of the values of journal writing is its accessibility, yet no one has seemed to consider how at-risk students might benefit. With this new collection, the first of its kind, Susan Gardner and Toby Fulwiler provide much-needed advice. The authors of these essays are all experienced teachers of at-risk writers, both at two- and four-year colleges. They know the at-risk students they are describing. Some readers will recognize the students as "basic" writers in basic writing courses. Others will find chapters written by writing center directors who serve a variety of students we might term as "at risk." There are also chapters from educators who work specifically with Deaf students, ADHD students, and learning-disabled students. Each one describes uses of the journal and the adjustments to the assignment that make the journal such an accessible and instructive writing genre.

The Journal Book

Author: Toby Fulwiler

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 673

The academic world has long viewed with unease the use of journals as a learning tool at least in part because although they'rewritten, they're not proper writing at all-often messy, digressive, mechanically flawed. Furthermore, they don't lend themselves to formal evaluation. In recent years, however, as researchers and teachers have focused on the power and purpose of expressive writing, journals and learning have become closely linked. This book attests to the importance of journals in teaching and learning settings. Its 42 articles, most of them written especially forThe Journal Book, explore the uses of student journals , detailing implications and applications, theory and practice.

Journal Writing in Second Language Education

Author: Christine Pearson Casanave

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047203457X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7162

Journal writing is not new--journals have been around for centuries. More recently, journals have been viewed as a means of scaffolding reflective teaching and encouraging reflectivity in research processes. As a result, some educators may ask, “What more do we need to know?” Those likely to raise this question are probably not thinking of the explosive growth of reflective writing enabled by social networking on the Web, the blogs and other interactive e-vehicles for reflection on experiences in our literate, “real,” and virtual lives This revisiting of journal writing from a 21st century perspective, informed by relevant earlier literature, is what Christine Pearson Casanave guides readers through in this first book-length treatment of the use of journal writing in the contexts of language learning, pre and in-service teaching, and research. Casanave has put together existing ideas that haven't been put together before and has done it not as an edited collection, but as a single-authored book. She has done it in a way that will be especially accessible to teachers in language teacher education programs and to practicing teachers and researchers of writing in both second and foreign language settings, and in a way that will inspire all of us to think about, not just do, journal writing. Those who have never attempted to use journals in their classes and own lives, as well as others who have used it with mixed results, will probably be tempted to try it in at least some of the venues Casanave provides guidance for. Those already committed to journal writing will very likely find in this book new reasons for expanding and enhancing their use of journals.

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Kathleen Lynne Lane,Jemma Robertson Kalberg,Holly Mariah Menzies

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514871

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 5933

Packed with hands-on tools and grounded in the latest research, this important resource provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a schoolwide primary prevention program. The authors' team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school's needs. Each chapter presents real-world examples alongside essential information about how to prevent the development of antisocial behavior in grades K–12. Special features include sample forms and checklists for use in planning, staff training, screening and assessment, positive behavior support, and progress monitoring. The book also offers general guidelines for identifying and supporting students who require more intensive intervention.

Mainstreaming Basic Writers

Politics and Pedagogies of Access

Author: Gerri McNenny,Sallyanne H. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135658641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3942

At a time when various political and administrative bodies are calling for the dissolution of basic writing instruction on four-year college campuses, the need for information concerning the options available to university decision makers has become more and more pressing. A wide range of professional judgments surrounding this situation exits. Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access presents a range of positions taken in response to these recent challenges and offers alternative configurations for writing instruction that attempt to do justice to both students' needs and administrative constraints. Chapter authors include, for the most part, professionals entrusted with the role of advocating for a student population often described as "underprepared," "in need of remediation," and "at risk." Throughout the volume, contributors discuss current institutional developments and describe curricular designs that instructors searching for innovative ways to meet the needs of their heterogenous student populations will find helpful as models of college writing program curricula and administration. This book's focus is to give a fair representation of some of the more noted perspectives from nationally recognized scholars and administrators working in the field of basic writing. This presentation of key positions on the issue of mainstreaming basic writers at the college level is an important resource for all writing program administrators, composition and rhetoric students and scholars, and university decision makers from provosts to deans to department chairs.

Teaching L2 Composition

Purpose, Process, and Practice

Author: Dana R. Ferris,John Hedgcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136696652

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 443

View: 7775

This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks.

The Heart and Mind in Teaching

Pedagogical Styles through the Ages

Author: Alyssa Magee Lowery,William Hayes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475805454

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 6702

In this book, authors Alyssa Magee Lowery and William Hayes trace the history of teaching from Greek philosophy to twenty-first century educational issues in an effort to provide some perspective in the long art versus science debate, ultimately finding that the two components may be able to coexist peacefully. .

The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader

Author: Elizabeth X. McMahan,Susan X. Day,Linda S. Coleman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131925892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 378

This book combines creative, up-to-date writing instruction using short, high-interest readings that provide ideas for writing, suggest ways to approach a topic, and show how to organize and present information.Topics include: active reading, the reading-writing connection, narration and description, example and illustration, definition and explanation, classification and division, comparison and contrast, process and direction, cause and effect, and argument and persuasion.For anyone interested in improving their writing skills.

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544773

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 1565

EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Young Investigators

The Project Approach in the Early Years

Author: Judy Harris Helm,Lilian Gonshaw Katz

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807751537

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 4195

This bestselling book has been completely updated and expanded to help teachers use the project approach in child care centers, in preschools, and in kindergarten, 1st grade, and early childhood special education classrooms. For those new to using projects, the book introduces the approach and provides step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful projects. Experienced teachers will find the teacher interviews, children's work, photographs (including full colour), and teacher journal entries used to document the project process in actual classrooms very useful. This popular, easy-to-use resource has been expanded to include these new features: explicit instructions and examples for incorporating standards into the topic selection and planning process; a variety of nature experiences, with examples that show how project work is an excellent way to connect children to the natural world; an update of the use of technology for both documentation and investigations, including use of the Web as well as and video and digital cameras; and more toddler projects that reflect our increased knowledge from recent mind/brain research about toddler understanding and learning.

Teaching Reading and Writing with Word Walls

Author: Janiel M. Wagstaff

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590103909

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 8649

Integrate word walls into your daily literacy activities! Sample lessons including photos of real classrooms, show you how to add to the walls each week, drawing words from poems, nursery rhymes, morning message and more to keep them fresh.

Write On

Occasional Essays

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813773X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 8836

Novelist, critic, lecturer, reviewer, man-about-conferences, David Lodge, as both analyst and practitioner, is one of our foremost experts in the forms of fiction. He is also an uncommonly sympathetic and informed observer of the passing scene, and his penetrating vision is set in a consistently ironic frame. David Lodge's humour can be a devastating weapon, but it is continually engaging because as often as not the sniper's sights are trained on the author himself, and on the curiously mobile, cosmopolitan yet specialist world he inhabits. The essays and reviews collected in this volume are selected from the occasional writings over a span of twenty years, and are all prompted by an impulse - or an invitation - to "write on" some specific topic: a book, a film, an anniversary, a trip abroad. They also reflect the drive of the professional to keep writing, "to keep the muscles of composition exercised." The pieces collected here are designed for a wide audience, and most focus, in more or less direct ways, on Lodge's own work as a novelist. Enthusiasts will take especial pleasure in discovering sources for episodes from his novels, in tracing how reality mutates into fiction - or how on occasion, the process works the other way round.

Expressive Writing

Classroom and Community

Author: Kathleen Adams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475812191

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 9691

Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. This volume offers practical advice on how to teach writing in a way that is respectful, insightful, and that helps the writer explore and celebrate his or her life story.

Evaluating Children's Writing

A Handbook of Grading Choices for Classroom Teachers

Author: Suzanne Bratcher,Linda Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135627355

Category: Education

Page: 520

View: 7899

Evaluating Children's Writing: A Handbook of Grading Choices for Classroom Teachers, Second Edition introduces and explains a wide range of specific evaluation strategies used by classroom teachers to arrive at grades and gives explicit instructions for implementing them. Samples of student writing accompany the instructions to illustrate the techniques, and an appendix of additional student writing is provided to allow readers to practice particular evaluation strategies. More than just a catalog of grading options, however, this is a handbook with a point of view. Its purpose is to help teachers become intentional about their grading practices. Along with recipes for grading techniques, it offers a philosophy of evaluating student writing that encourages teachers to put grading into a communication context and to make choices among the many options available by determining the instructional purpose of the assignment and considering the advantages and disadvantages of particular grading strategies. Specific grading techniques are integrated with suggestions about the craft of evaluation--guidelines for instructional objectives, for student audience analysis, and for teacher self-analysis that help define communication contexts. New in the Second Edition: *a new chapter on state standards and assessments; *a reorganization of the chapter on approaches to grading; *additions to the chapter on management systems; *additions to the chapter on teaching yourself to grade; *additions to the annotated bibliography; and *updated references throughout the text.

Caring For Kids

A Critical Study Of Urban School Leavers

Author: Rodney R Cocking,Richard J. Altenbaugh,David E. Engel,Don T. Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135396132

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 1674

The official school drop-out figure in the US in recent years has been 25 per cent of the cohort. Estimates from large cities are often double these rates, and in some areas 60 per cent or worse. This text focuses on this problem in US schools, but from an unusual perspective. It is a study gained from in-depth interviews of 100 "stop-outs" - that is, those who dropped out but then decided to return to school. Four basic questions are posed by this text: who drops out?; why did they drop out?; what caused them to return?; and what intervention policies can be formulated to prevent students dropping out in the first place? The answers provided by this text for the last question are intended to make it of particular interest to school administrators.

Bold Ink

Collected Voices of Women and Girls

Author: Deborah Reber,Keren Taylor

Publisher: Community Partners, FBO WriteGirl

ISBN: 9780974125107

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 2237

Fiction. Poetry. Cultural Writing. Education. A compilation of writing from girls and women ages 11 through 55. This unique collection of poems, short stories, essays, songs and scenes addresses everything from love and war to culture and current events. As a result of such diverse voices, BOLD INK provides the reader with insight into the minds of today's young women, while celebrating the art of creative writing like no other anthology.

A Cinema of Poetry

Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film

Author: Joseph Luzzi

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 6600

A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian film studies into dialogue with fields outside its usual purview by showing how films can contribute to our understanding of aesthetic questions that stretch back to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation between film and literature, especially the cinematic adaptation of literary sources and, more generally, the fields of rhetoric, media studies, and modern Italian culture. The book balances theoretical inquiry with close readings of films by the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's study is the first to show how Italian filmmakers address such crucial aesthetic issues as the nature of the chorus, the relation between symbol and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and the place of poetry in cinematic expression—what Pasolini called the "cinema of poetry." While Luzzi establishes how certain qualities of film—its link with technological processes, capacity for mass distribution, synthetic virtues (and vices) as the so-called total art—have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry also explores what is specific to the Italian art film and, more broadly, Italian cinematic history. In other words, what makes this version of the art film recognizably "Italian"?