Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools provides research-based and standards-based strategies-as well as classroom-tested activities-all in one book. Covering the core fundamentals of exemplary practices in the teaching of writing, this book demonstrates writing processes and the use of rubrics, with authentic samples taken directly from students' writing portfolios. Readers are also given valuable information on teaching grammar and spelling, curriculum planning, service learning, and community and parental involvement-all through the lens of teaching writing.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 14 mm
"The market has sorely needed a writing text that addresses the needs of both the junior high and senior high student. Many claim to do so, but this is the first one I have seen that actually and specifically does what it claims." - Anna Boiling, California State University-Stanislaus
"Having a text that clearly ties evaluation to writing tasks, that demonstrates how to use rubrics to think about what students need to know, and outlines how to develop a variety of rubrics are clear assets of this book." - Patricia P. Kelly, Virginia Tech University
"Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools is full of practical ideas, simply and clearly presented, that a busy teacher can immediately use in a classroom. I'm also impressed with the number and variety of forms which busy teachers can use, including: a portfolio cover assignment, a Six-Trait track record for evaluating traits of writing, a thorough and clear rubric that describes each level for each trait, peer evaluation forms, a rubric for team writing portfolios, a reading survey, and other assessment rubrics." - Harold Nelson, Minot State University