This innovative book speaks directly to students preparing to teach writing and to practicing teachers who want to improve their ability to teach writing. Using practical explanations of teaching strategies and many examples of assignments and student writing, the book offers novel methods through which to teach the writing process and new techniques to effectively evaluate and respond to student writing.
Chapters include: What English Teachers Need to Know about Writing; Teaching the Writing Process; Evaluating and Responding to Student Writing; Designing Writing Assignments; Writing about Literature; Composition Curricula: Four Approaches; and Joining the Profession.
For pre-service and in-service teachers of middle and secondary school students.
The author, a writing teacher with a Ph.D. in research in composition, discusses the writing process, transformational grammar theory, assignment design, essays about literature, composition curriculum design, classroom-based research to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, and participating in the professional dialogue on teaching writing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.