Content-area Writing

Every Teacher's Guide
Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman,Nancy Steineke
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009728
Category: Education
Page: 278
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Presents information about two major types of writing: writing to learn and public writing. Offers strategies for planning, organizing, and teaching, as well as numerous examples of student work and guidelines for evaluation and assessment.

Subjects Matter

Every Teacher's Guide to Content-area Reading
Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325005959
Category: Education
Page: 276
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Grades 7-12 Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. This book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 books of interest to teenagers instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues special help and materials for students who struggle scientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning.

Writing Across the Curriculum

All Teachers Teach Writing
Author: Shelley S. Peterson
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 1553791770
Category: Education
Page: 192
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As the amount of curriculum in today's classrooms expands and teaching time seems to shrink,teachers are looking for ways to integrate content area and writing instruction. In thisrevised and expanded edition of Writing Across the Curriculum, Shelley Peterson shows teachershow to weave writing and content area instruction together in their classrooms. The authorprovides practical and helpful ideas for classroom teachers and content-area specialists to easilyincorporate writer's workshop while teaching in their subject area.New features in this second edition include:* internet websites that can be used to teach writing(e.g., wiki's, weblogs, and digital storytelling)* examples from grades 4-8 classrooms that show how science, social studies, health,and mathematics teachers can also be teachers of poetry, narrative, and non-narrative writing* new assessment scoring guides* information on working with struggling writers and supporting English Language Learners* graphic organizers, templates, and mini-lessons that engage students in learning

Writing Behind Every Door

Teaching Common Core Writing in the Content Areas
Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821149
Category: Education
Page: 196
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For students to become college-ready writers, they must be exposed to writing throughout the school day, not just in English class. This practical book shows teachers in all subject areas how to meet the Common Core State Standards and make writing come alive in the classroom. Award-winning educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides effective and exciting ideas for teaching argument writing, informational writing, project-based writing, and writing with technology. Each chapter is filled with strategies, prompts, and rubrics you can use immediately. Special Features: A variety of writing strategies that work in any subject area Tips for developing meaningful prompts Diagrams and templates that you can use with your students Rubrics for assessing writing, as well as ideas for having students create their own rubrics Samples of student work in different formats Ideas for teaching students to break the Google homepage habit and conduct effective research Cross-curricular writing assignments for science, history, ELA, electives, and PE Suggestions for teaching summary writing, an essential academic skill Ideas for staff professional development on Common Core writing

Literacy for Learning

A Handbook of Content-Area Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers
Author: Gregory Berry, Ed.D
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144222696X
Category: Education
Page: 338
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Literacy for Learning: A Handbook of Teaching Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers is a collection of 122 effective, proven, research-based teaching strategies to promote content area literacy and help teachers incorporate literacy learning as a means of improving reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary learning in all subject areas. Also included are technology-related resources and teaching strategies. Connections to CCSS are included.

Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings


Author: Anderson, Rebecca S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466659831
Category: Education
Page: 684
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More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

General Principles and Practical Strategies
Author: Tamara L. Jetton,Cynthia Shanahan
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462502857
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 274
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From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough—students also need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential reading and writing skills.

Best Practice

Today's Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools
Author: Steven Zemelman,Harvey Daniels,Arthur A. Hyde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780325007441
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Identifies teaching methods that help students learn and how to implement them in the classroom.

Everyday Content-area Writing

Write-to-learn Strategies for Grades 3-5
Author: Kathleen Kopp
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338664
Category: Education
Page: 153
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"Everyday Content-Area Writing shows intermediate-grade teachers how to integrate writing into daily instruction and use it as an authentic, engaging tool that will develop deeper content-area understanding. Kathleen Kopp's fun and creative, write-to-learn strategies span the gamut of math, science, and social studies to show you how to make writing a time-saving, valuable part of your instructional day. Everyday Content-Area Writing includes: •strategies to build background; foster review, follow-up, and practice through individual and group activities; and teach content-area vocabulary; •note-taking tactics, organizational methods, and ways to save time while bringing meaning to learning; •explanations and guidelines for formative assessments that guide instruction and summative, post-unit assessments that evaluate student learning; •original ideas for incorporating technology inside and outside the classroom, publishing student work, and differentiating instruction; and •tips for establishing a supportive writing environment. Suggested writing resources, ready-to-go templates, unit assessment plans, sample projects, and prompts round out this resource."

Teaching Writing in the Content Areas


Author: Vicki Urquhart,Monette McIver
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416601716
Category: Education
Page: 169
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Offers strategies and practical tools to integrate writing assignments into math, science, art, and social studies.

Content Area Writing That Rocks


Author: Rebecca G. Harper
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425896758
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Engage third through twelfth grade students with creative strategies to develop their writing skills with the help of Content Area Writing That Rocks.This standards-based resource provides teachers with strategies and suggestions to build writing skills based on students' interests in technology, social media, and other contemporary topics. This guide supports overall writing instruction across the content areas.

Content Area Writing


Author: Jim Burke
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439934473
Category: Education
Page: 112
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The Teacher's Essential Guide to Content Area Writing leads the reader through Burke's teaching strategies, which draw from a combination of research and Jim's own experience as a public school teacher. He includes invaluable techniques to improve student writing as well as strategies to simply prompt students to write. Burke features several of his students' writing samples enabling the reader to review the outcome of his instructional techniques. For use with Grades 612.

Engaging Adolescent Learners

A Guide for Content-area Teachers
Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Offers suggestions for tailoring classroom practices to the motivational needs of each and every student and examines what it means to engage young adults in their learning.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas for Elementary Teachers


Author: Margot Kinberg
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1425803741
Category: Education
Page: 164
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"An AEP Award winner, this teacher-friendly guide integrates a variety of reading skills and strategies into your content-area instruction to improve comprehension of textbook reading and other informational text. This resource provides multiple strategies and ready-to-implement best practices to help students develop their reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Packed with creative teaching methods and techniques, up-to-date research-based theory and practical applications, this book is perfect for new and experienced educators."

Compose Yourself!

A Guide to Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing in Secondary School
Author: Amy Rukea Stempel
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 160844645X
Category: Education
Page: 180
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At long last someone has produced THE practical guide for teaching analytical writing! Compose Yourself! lays out everything a teacher needs for teaching the art of clear, complete and well-organized writing in the content areas. In fact, I would purchase this guide for students as well as teachers-and not just for high school, but for both middle school and college as well. -Dr. Katherine Nolan, Education Consultant Finally, a book on how to teach analytical writing in all subjects. And the toolbox! I was thrilled to find templates, rubrics, and clear-cut examples for descriptive, process, and persuasive writing. Compose Yourself! is a must have for all teachers. -Susan King, Magnet School Administrator, Tampa FL, MSA National Board, National Presenter We are perceived by how well we write. Currently our nation's teachers are struggling to find time and tools to teach thoughtful, logical expository writing. Compose Yourself! is a simple, straightforward writing guide for all subject area teachers working to improve their students' analytical, expository writing skills. Compose Yourself! must find a place in the toolbox of our nation's secondary teachers. -William F. Roberts, Assistant Superintendent Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (California) Compose Yourself! A Guide to Critical Thinking & Analytical Writing in Secondary School is a quick and easy guide to teaching and learning critical thinking and analytical writing at the secondary level, regardless of the subject area. It is perfect for teachers, parents, and students who want to go beyond the worksheet to strengthen their thinking and writing skills, better learn and retain information, and improve overall academic performance. After using this guide, students will be able to write clear, concise, analytical responses to complex, real-world questions in all subjects. This resource includes step-by-step processes, copious examples, writing checklists, helpful tips, and black-line masters, all to help all students improve their thinking and writing. Amy Rukea Stempel has been zealously working in education and education reform since 1989. Prior to founding Lightbulb Learning Services, which specializes in the alignment of curriculum to academic standards, literacy development, and classroom/school leadership, she has led standards and curriculum development projects for the Education Trust, Edison Schools, Inc. (formerly the Edison Project) and standards development efforts for the Council for Basic education. In addition to experience in education policy, Ms. Stempel has also taught literature in the International Baccalaureate program for many years and has happily lived the harried and stimulating life of a classroom teacher. Ms. Stempel's prior publications include, Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students, Standards for Excellence in Education (contributor), Where in the World Are We? The Need for International Benchmarking, Six Case Studies of Performance Assessment, and Standards: A Vision for Learning. Many years ago, Ms. Stempel completed a B.A. in English from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies (with concentrations in literature and history) from Georgetown University.

Writing in the Content Areas


Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925734
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Do you spend entirely too much time correcting your students' papers? Do your students' essays and term papers take side trips to nowhere? Is their writing riddled with mechanical errors? Do their lab reports and essays lack specificity and clarity? Writing in the Content Areas, Second Edition is for middle and high school content area teachers who assign essays, term papers, lab reports, and other writing tasks to students. This book provides strategies and tips to help teachers of social studies, science, art, etc. improve the quality of students' writing and apply national and state curriculum standards in your classroom. The strategies in this book can be integrated easily into every teacher's daily plans. They will help your students improve their abilities to - reflect before writing - organize and classify - provide detail without padding - use technical terminology correctly - avoid unnecessary words - spell correctly - take useful notes while they read and during your lectures. This book will help teachers - get what they want from a writing task - frame their assignments more precisely - correct student papers more quickly and efficiently The new second edition offers activities and strategies which involve technology (word processing, presentation programming, the Internet, and e-communications), differentiated instruction, and brain-based learning.

Mini-lessons for Literature Circles


Author: Harvey Daniels,Nancy Steineke
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325007021
Category: Education
Page: 292
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Grades 6-12 Harvey Daniels' Literature Circles introduced tens of thousands of teachers to the power of student-led book discussions. Nancy Steineke's Reading and Writing Together showed how a teacher can nurture friendship and collaboration among young readers. Now, Daniels and Steineke team up to focus on one crucial element of the Literature Circle model; the short, teacher-directed lessons that begin, guide and follow-up every successful book club meeting. Mini-lessons are the secret to book clubs that click. Each of these forty-five short, focused, and practical lessons includes Nancy and Harvey's actual classroom language and is formatted to help busy teachers with point-by-point answers to the questions they most frequently ask. How can I: steer my students toward deeper comprehension? get kids interested in each others' ideas? make sure kids choose just-right books? help students schedule their reading and meeting time? deal with kids who don't do the reading? get kids to pay more attention to literary style and structure? help special education and ELL students to participate actively in book clubs? get kids to expand their repertoire of reading strategies? make sure groups are on-task when I'm not looking over their shoulder? introduce writing tools (including role sheets) that support student discussion?. help shy or dominating members get the right amount of "airtime?" give grades for book clubs without ruining the fun? use scientific research to justify the classroom time I spend on literature circles? Each mini-lesson spells out everything from the time and materials needed to word-by-word instructions for students. The authors even warn "what could go wrong," helping teachers to avoid predictable management problems. With abundant student examples, reproducible forms, photographs of kids in action, and recommended reading lists, Mini-lessons for Literature Circles helps you deepen student book discussions, create lifelong readers, and build a respectful classroom community.

Reading to Learn in the Content Areas


Author: Judy S. Richardson,Raymond F. Morgan,Charlene Fleener
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111302731
Category: Education
Page: 504
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With READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Eighth Edition, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. The text explores how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, social media, and Internet resources--as well as the rise of electronic literacy in general--have affected the ways children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (Preparation/Assistance/Reflection), extends throughout the book. The text's reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of real-life examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make it one of the most popular and effective books on the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.