Teaching Writing Primer

Teaching Writing Primer

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Until a few decades ago, student writing stood as a distant third in the three R's. Since the late 1970s, however, students have been asked to write more, and teachers have been expected to teach writing more specifically. In spite of this mandate, however, little has been done to prepare teachers for this shift in the curriculum. This primer provides a brief history of the field, as well as an exploration of what we now know about teaching. Teachers entering the field as well as seasoned veterans will find how to foster student writers, and to grow as writers themselves.dent writing samples, teachers might see a need for addressing sentence variety; in this case a prompt prescribing ... authentic writing to the classroom, yet, over the past decades and even today, inauthentic forms of essay writing haveanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Writing Primer
Author:Paul Lee Thomas
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2005


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