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Writing as Learning
A Content-Based Approach

Second Edition


December 2006 | 256 pages | Corwin

Use writing as a tool to help increase students' comprehension of content!

"Offers an organized set of strategies for creating a 'continuous learning through writing' program for teachers and their students."
—Kimberley Gomez, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois-Chicago

"The strategies are clearly explained and include samples of student work. They can be easily implemented by pre-service teachers as well as seasoned teachers."
—Susan D'Angelo, Fifth-Grade Gifted Education Teacher
Pineview School for the Gifted, Osprey, FL

Are you looking for ways to improve students' subject area learning and writing skills? Would you like to help students respond more effectively to writing prompts on standardized tests? Can you use creative ideas for developing content-based writing assignments?

Writing as Learning, Second Edition, presents teachers with easy-to-use strategies for engaging students in writing about subject area content. These strategies will help students build a rich vocabulary, gain a deeper understanding of concepts, make connections between ideas, and develop organized thinking processes.

This updated edition offers
• A thorough discussion of writing as a learning tool
• 12 practical strategies that can be used across subject areas and grade levels
• Step-by-step guidelines for implementing each strategy
• More than 200 examples showing how the strategies can be used

Designed to help teachers develop a systematic approach to using writing in any subject area, this practical text is an essential resource for helping students achieve higher levels of content learning and effectively prepare for assessments.

 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. The Elements of Writing as Learning: Strategies, Genres, Topics, and Tools
 
2. Building Vocabulary With Taxonomies
 
3. Composing With Keywords
 
4. Metacognition
 
5. Defining Format
 
6. Morphology, Etymology, and Grammar
 
7. Profiles and Frames
 
8. Who’s Who
 
9. Reasons, Causes, Results
 
10. Where in the World
 
11. Premises, Premises
 
12. Quotable Quotes
 
13. Personifications and Interactions
 
14. Writing as Editing
 
15. Writing—A Curriculum Unifier: A Goal for Every Student
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"Offers an organized set of strategies for creating a 'continuous learning through writing' program for teachers and their students."

Kimberley Gomez, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois, Chicago

"The strategies are clearly explained and include samples of student work. They can be implemented easily by preservice teachers as well as seasoned teachers."

Susan D’Angelo, Fifth-Grade Gifted Education Teacher
Pineview School for the Gifted, Osprey, Florida

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