Acts of teaching: how to teach writing : a text, a reader, a by Joyce Armstrong Carroll Ed.D H.L.D., Edward E. Wilson

By Joyce Armstrong Carroll Ed.D H.L.D., Edward E. Wilson

Provides an method of instructing writing which sees writing as an natural, instead of mechanical, technique. The e-book offers an summary of the writing technique, and appears at pre-writing, developmental writing and the reading/writing connection. Theories are illustrated with genuine pupil writings.

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Both are brilliant teachers who can cope on the spot with almost any learning challenge that greets them. Teachers consequently know that they can be trusted above the hit-and-runners who appear from academe or elsewhere and reveal immediately their own discomfort with the creative mess of daily learning and teaching. Finally, their humanism shines through. They not only see and teach; they believe profoundly in the model of teaching writing they espouse, a model distinguished by its respect for children, for teachers, for learning, for the democratic process in and out of the classroom.

Teachers like Sharon know it takes hard work to transcribe thoughts so that they can be understood by self and others. They know they must walk alongside their students through the entire writing process. They know writing is one of our most rigorous intellectual activities. And they know how to teach in a way that helps writing happen. Heather's writing verifies just how important this type of teaching is. This book helps teachers teach writing in a way that promotes excitement about writing. It helps teachers create a comfortable environment that encourages risk-taking in writing.

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