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Writing as Learning
A Content-Based Approach

Second Edition


December 2006 | 256 pages | Corwin
Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach, Second Edition offers teachers twelve easy-to-use strategies for engaging students in writing about subject area content. Based on the authors' extensive work with learners at all levels, the strategies help students gain a deep understanding of concepts, build a rich vocabulary, and develop organized thinking processes.

This resource provides step-by-step guidance for implementing each strategy and includes examples illustrating how to use the strategies for different ages and subject areas. The revised edition includes:

· Updated references to research

· Expanded discussion of writing as a learning process

· New writing activities based on the strategies

· More tips and suggestions for implementing the strategies.

 
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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