A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

3.71 (153 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

From answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a new chapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing. Describing in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that underlies composition teaching, it opens with chapters on prewriting techniques, organizing material, paragraphing, sentence structure, words, and revising that show teachers how to lead students through composing. Sections on writing workshops, collaborative learning, and instructional technology reflect current views of writing as a social interaction. Chapters on rhetoric, cognition, and linguistics explain theoretical principles that support classroom practices and make teachers' performances more effective. Treating both the theory and practice of writing, this classic book encourages teachers to adopt the methods that best meet their students' needs and to develop a style of teaching based on informed decisions. It provides an extensive updated bibliography-including useful Web sites as well as important books and articles-and an updated table of important dates in the history of composition. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, 4/e, offers both prospective and seasoned writing teachers convenient access to influential scholarship in the field and inspires them to examine what it means to teach well.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • numerous line drawings, 5 halftones, 2 tables and 2 black and white illustrations
  • 0195130456
  • 9780195130454

Table of contents

ONE: THE COMPOSING PROCESS; TWO: RHETORICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE; THREE: TEACHING AS RHETORICshow more

Review quote

"A valuable book for its outstanding coverage of the history of composition, its relation to other fields, and its concrete presentation of classroom pedagogy."-Greg Jacob, Portland State Universityshow more

Rating details

153 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 20% (30)
4 44% (67)
3 27% (41)
2 8% (12)
1 2% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X