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Exploring Writing in the Content Areas: Teaching and supporting learners in any subject area
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Exploring Writing in the Content Areas: Teaching and supporting learners in any subject area (Paperback)

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This remarkable book will show teachers how to guide students through the various stages of the writing process and teach them to focus on the purpose for writing in all kinds of non-fiction. It will help teachers assess what students know so they can plan more successful instruction. Teachers of content-area subjects will discover ways they can help their students become better, more capable writers. They will learn how to take students through all the steps involved in producing written documents - from generating ideas to researching to revising and editing - along with practical tips for supporting and encouraging student work. "Exploring Writing in the Content Areas" suggests specific techniques designed to help students: organise information into paragraphs; use visual elements like photographs, charts, and diagrams to enhance written text; find and document secondary source material; create powerful pictures using words. This practical book also explains how teachers can provide student writers with the concrete, constructive feedback they need. It demonstrates how assessment can guide effective teaching practices.

Good writers think more clearly, organise information more logically, and approach all their schoolwork with greater confidence and self-assurance. This indispensable resource proves that helping students develop their writing skills is one of the most important contributions any teacher can make towards student success in school, and beyond.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English language & literacyEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subject Publisher: Pembroke Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 15/10/2005 ISBN-13: 9781551381886  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Maria always knew that she wanted to become a teacher. "Both of my parents were teachers and it is something I worked toward my entire life. As a child I would play school with my younger brother. This led to teaching swimming lessons and volunteering in schools as a teenager, and then ultimately to attending Nova Scotia Teachers College to become an elementary school teacher." Maria later transitioned to teaching middle-level grades, thanks to "a wise principal" she once had. "She saw in me the potential to work with adolescents. When faced with a choice between kindergarten class or a grade 7 class, I was leaning toward kindergarten. She counseled me to try seventh grade, and I have enjoyed working with middle level students and teachers ever since." Different groups need different professional development experiences, Maria says, so in PD sessions she always tries to be hands-on and practical, and to provide teachers with an experience they can take away and try in their classrooms. When writing a book, Maria maintains that the best approach is to "sit down and go at it. "I write down everything I can think of, then try to add more. Then there is the revision adding even more things, and removing others. I look for gaps and try to fill these in. I think about what teachers need in order to be able to walk away and try ideas." Maria is married with a two-year-old daughter and two teenage stepchildren. She likes to travel, play soccer, garden, and spend time with her family and friends.

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