Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing

A Handbook of Writing in Education

Author: Gert Rijlaarsdam,Huub Bergh,Michel Couzijn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402027397

Category: Education

Page: 670

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Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing is a handbook on research on the effective teaching and learning of writing. It is a reference for researchers and educators in the domain of written composition in education. Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing covers all age ranges and school settings and it deals with various aspects of writing and text types. Research methodology varies from experimental studies to reflective classroom practitioners’ research. This new volume in the series Studies in Writing brings together researchers from all kinds of disciplines involved in writing research and countries in their endeavour to improve the teaching of written composition. It is the result of co-operation of researchers all over the world and shows that in spite of the differences in educational regions over the world, research in writing shares similar problems, and tries to find answers, and generate new questions. The body of knowledge in this volume will inspire researchers and teachers to improve research and practice.

Curricular Conversations

Themes in Multilingual and Monolingual Classrooms

Author: Stephen B. Kucer,Cecilia Silva,Esther L. Delgado-Larocco

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub


Category: Education

Page: 185

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"How do I pick a theme that all my students can get involved in?" "Teaching with themes doesn't work. I can never get the kids beyond the level of skills work." "I have ESL students who understand content areas conceptually in their native language, but find it hard to express their ideas in English. If I could help them put it all together, they'll be more successful." If this sounds familiar to you, you'll welcome this concise and helpful book on the "whys" and "hows" of building and implementing a thematically unified curriculum. The twenty-nine themes outlined in Curricular Conversations cover all sorts of interests and subject matters. These themes are not presented as prepackaged activity sets but in a framework with outlines of strategies and techniques. By combining the theory and application of teaching with themes, Curricular Conversations: helps teachers and students to move beyond skills and facts to higher-level thinking processes; demonstrates how the themes work in real life; shows teachers and students how to generate their own thematic units; includes a bibliography of more than 1,000 children's books in English and Spanish and from various cultural backgrounds; gives teachers support material in an appendix full of sample forms and charts for organizing and managing class discussions and investigations. The key word here is "conversations." The authors feel that all students-whatever their abilities, languages, or literacy levels may be-should be able to join in and be engaged by the conversations about so many interesting things that a theme holds.

Connecting Children with Classics: A Reader-Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

Author: Meagan Lacy,Pauline Dewan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

View: 8467


This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems

Children's Books in Print 1998

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults : Features Index to Children's Book Awards 1987-1997

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835239530

Category: Children's literature

Page: 2253

View: 7449