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Teaching Writing Effectively: Reviewing Practice

Bearne, Eve; Chamberlain, Liz; Cremin, Teresa and Mottram, Marilyn (2011). Teaching Writing Effectively: Reviewing Practice. Leicester: UKLA.

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This book invites readers to engage in a thoroughgoing review of classroom practice in order to teach writing more effectively. Used as a self-support tool, it provides the potential for fundamental classroom change, bringing together key ideas about teaching writing from contributors with extensive experience of working with teachers to improve classroom writing. With overviews of the history of writing instruction and of teachers’ own resources for teaching writing, there are also formats to help survey provision and perceptions about writing. The classroom environment is seen as a central theme, including teaching for learning, planning for writing and how to offer choice and foster independence. The book considers the purposes for writing in the curriculum as a whole, the place of talk in promoting writing and how authentic experience can unlock young writers’ potential. Issues of diversity and inclusion, response to writing and assessment are included as essential elements in teaching writing effectively. Most particularly, however, the book focuses on the role of the teacher as a writer and as a teacher of writing, sharing experience and expertise with younger writers while guiding them towards writing authentically and with their own voice.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 UKLA
ISBN: 1-897638-58-2, 978-1-897638-58-3
Extra Information: ISSN 2042-2229
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Education Futures
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 31374
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 09:50
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 05:17
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