Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both: Meaningful Writing Instruction in an Age of Testing presents theories, research, and practical ideas for classroom writing instruction, specifically in the areas of: the reading-writing connection, the social aspect of writing, grammar instruction, teaching mainstreamed special education or English Language Learners, and assessment. The book's premise is that when research-based best practices are applied, student writing quality is improved and authentic learning takes place, which will also promote success on state-mandated writing assessments; but preparing students to write primarily for assessments does not promote excellent writing for life.I like to have students write a personal narrative before I teach it, then allow them to develop it and revise it multiple times as ... teaching elements of narration and description; students can easily locate examples of her vivid dialogue, figurative language, tropes, and colloquialism. ... aHow I Lost the Junior Miss Pageanta by Cindy Bosley is a narrative essay that provides students a study in voice, poignantanbsp;...
|Title||:||Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2010-06|