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Writing for Understanding: Strategies to Increase Content Learning (Hardback)
  • Writing for Understanding: Strategies to Increase Content Learning (Hardback)

Writing for Understanding: Strategies to Increase Content Learning (Hardback)

Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 03/11/2009
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Writing for Understandingafocuses onausing writing as an instructional tool for increasing studentsAE understanding of content. Written for non-language arts teachers, the book provides approaches that are applicable from the upper elementary grades through high school.This resource gives teachers information and practical strategies to include student writing lessons in their instructional repertoire with specific attention to lessons that: Are content-specific across the curriculum or adaptable to various subject matter Increase student learning without the expectation that teachers will be, or become, experts in writing instruction Do not unreasonably increase teachersAE workloads

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412964340
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 14 mm

"Because the writing process requires students to use and process content, it helps them understand what they are learning. Walling's book provides practical and powerful ways to use writing as a learning tool in a wide variety of subject areas." -- Marlin L. Tanck, Retired Educator
"This carefully researched book guides teachers of all disciplines through the uses of narrative, description, exposition, persuasion, and argument in pursuit of student learning. Through ample illustrations of interactive classroom dialogues and sample writing assignments, Walling introduces readers to a wide variety of ways to use writing to support learning in classes that range from mathematics and science to art and physical education. Even though having students write as a way of learning is not about 'correctness,' Walling offers reassuring chapters on grammar and usage, and his annotated bibliography of resources from across the curriculum is not to be missed." -- Bruce M. Smith, Editor, Retired
"Through student writing samples and classroom dialogues, Walling demonstrates how all content teachers can use various writing modes to enrich students' content knowledge to the level of innovation and greater clarity."
-- Carol Conway-Gerhardt, President
"Walling provides all classroom teachers with the tools to use writing as a catalyst to learning. All classroom teachers, including English teachers, will find this book useful because it not only discusses how to set up writing assignments, but also explains how writing complements learning." -- Wayne Homstad, Professor of Education
"Walling has created an outstanding book that is easy to read and understand, with valuable tips that will make any teacher a more effective instructor. While we have all read of 'writing across the curriculum areas,' Walling gives us an understanding of what this really means and provides examples that any teacher can modify to expand lessons to a more meaningful level, thus enhancing both writing and critical thinking skills in students." -- Mark S. Strauss, Principal

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