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Writing Voices

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136633049
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The perspectives of children, teachers and professional writers are often absent in the pedagogy of writing. Highly Commended for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013, Writing Voices: Creating Communities of Writers responds to such silent voices and offers a text which not only stretches across primary and secondary practice, but also gives expression to these voices, making a new and significant contribution to understanding what it means to be a writer. Drawing upon recent research projects undertaken by the authors and others in the international research community, this fascinating text considers the nature of composing and the experience of being a writer. In the process it: explores the role of talk, creativity, autonomy, metacognition, writing as design and the shaping influence of literature and other texts; examines young people’s composing processes and attitudes to writing; considers teachers’ identities as writers and what can be learnt when teachers engage reflectively in writing; shares a range of professional writers’ practices, processes and perspectives; gives prominence to examples of writing from children, teachers, student teachers and professional writers alongside their reflective commentaries. This thought-provoking text offers theoretical insights and practical directions for developing the teaching and learning of writing. It is an invaluable read for all teachers and trainees, as well as teacher educators, researchers and anyone with an interest in the pedagogy of writing.

Finding Your Writer S Voice

Author: Thaisa Frank
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250093406
Size: 20.47 MB
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An illuminating guide to finding one's most powerful writing tool, Finding Your Writer's Voice helps writers learn to hear the voices that are uniquely their own. Mixing creative inspiration with practical advice about craft, the book includes chapters on: Accessing raw voice Listening to voices of childhood, public and private voices, and colloquial voices Working in first and third person: discovering a narrative persona Using voice to create characters Shaping one's voice into the form of a story Reigniting the energy of voice during revision

Writer S Workshop In A Book

Author: Alan Cheuse
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811858212
Size: 52.75 MB
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An anthology of essays and tutorials brings together the wisdom, insights, advice, and inspiration from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers workshops, seminars, and lectures, featuring contributions by Mark Childress, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, Michael Chabon, Robert Stone, Amy Tan, and other notable authors. Original.

A Community Of Writers

Author: Steven Zemelman
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN:
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Zemelman and Daniels offer detailed guidance for all aspects of teaching and using writing.

Writer Identity And The Teaching And Learning Of Writing

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317363922
Size: 14.16 MB
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Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing is a groundbreaking book which addresses what it really means to identify as a writer in educational contexts and the implications for writing pedagogy. It conceptualises writers’ identities, and draws upon empirical studies to explore their construction, enactment and performance. Focusing largely on teachers’ identities and practices as writers and the writer identities of primary and secondary students, it also encompasses the perspectives of professional writers and highlights promising new directions for research. With four interlinked sections, this book offers: Nuanced understandings of how writer identities are shaped and formed; Insights into how classroom practice changes when teachers position themselves as writers alongside their students; New understandings of what this positioning means for students’ identities as writers and writing pedagogy; and Illuminating case studies mapping young people's writing trajectories. With an international team of contributors, the book offers a global perspective on this vital topic, and makes a new and strongly theorised contribution to the field. Viewing writer identity as fluid and multifaceted, this book is important reading for practising teachers, student teachers, educational researchers and practitioners currently undertaking postgraduate studies. Contributors include: Teresa Cremin, Terry Locke, Sally Baker, Josephine Brady, Diane Collier, Nikolaj Elf, Ian Eyres, Theresa Lillis, Marilyn McKinney, Denise Morgan, Debra Myhill, Mary Ryan, Kristin Stang, Chris Street, Anne Whitney and Rebecca Woodard.

The Literate Classroom

Author: Prue Goodwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351982605
Size: 75.25 MB
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Now in its fourth edition, The Literate Classroom combines a range of refreshing and challenging viewpoints from experienced classroom practitioners in order to offer practical and effective approaches to teaching reading and writing to primary students. Over the last few years, how teachers talk with children about their learning has been missing from much of the documentation going into school, but with essential information and advice, this book highlights the importance of speaking and listening in literacy learning and recognises the powerful links between reading, writing and dialogic talk. This fully updated edition includes: shared and guided reading and writing comprehension through response to children’s literature guidance on literacy teaching with ELL pupils new chapters on digital literacy, drama for literacy, talk for spelling and poetry. The Literate Classroom describes how the theory behind key areas of literacy teaching can be transformed into realistic learning experiences within the classroom. An accessible and informative collection, this book is a must-have for any teachers of literacy in the primary sector.

Writing Alone Writing Together

Author: Judy Reeves
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577318248
Size: 62.62 MB
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The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Gathering Voices

Author: Marty McConnell
Publisher: Yesyes Books
ISBN: 9781936919567
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Poetry. Writing. Pedagogy. Would you like a blueprint for running successful workshops? Are you looking for innovative and interactive writing prompts? How about exercises specifically designed for poems by some of our most exciting contemporary voices? Marty McConnell offers start-to-finish instructions along with a grounding in the GATHERING VOICES approach for both aspiring and seasoned facilitators who want to establish or invigorate a poetry learning environment both in community-based workshops and classroom settings.

Boy Writers

Author: Ralph J. Fletcher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104259
Size: 12.31 MB
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Suggests ways to create writing classrooms that are boy friendly and offers techniques to engage boys in the writing process.

Building Communities Of Engaged Readers

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317678869
Size: 20.15 MB
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Reading for pleasure urgently requires a higher profile to raise attainment and increase children’s engagement as self-motivated and socially interactive readers. Building Communities of Engaged Readers highlights the concept of ‘Reading Teachers’ who are not only knowledgeable about texts for children, but are aware of their own reading identities and prepared to share their enthusiasm and understanding of what being a reader means. Sharing the processes of reading with young readers is an innovative approach to developing new generations of readers. Examining the interplay between the ‘will and the skill’ to read, the book distinctively details a reading for pleasure pedagogy and demonstrates that reader engagement is strongly influenced by relationships between children, teachers, families and communities. Importantly it provides compelling evidence that reciprocal reading communities in school encompass: a shared concept of what it means to be a reader in the 21st century; considerable teacher and child knowledge of children’s literature and other texts; pedagogic practices which acknowledge and develop diverse reader identities; spontaneous ‘inside-text talk’ on the part of all members; a shift in the focus of control and new social spaces that encourage choice and children’s rights as readers. Written by experts in the literacy field and illustrated throughout with examples from the project schools, it is essential reading for all those concerned with improving young people’s enjoyment of and attainment in reading.