Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing : Balancing Process and Product

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For courses in which the focus is on language arts/writing or the teaching of writing.Accessible and reader-friendly, this is the definitive text on teaching writing to children in grades K-8, the only title on the market to thoroughly address both the process and the product of writing. The author covers strategies for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing through writing workshop, literature focus units, and thematic units; techniques for helping children develop ideas, organize writing, choose vocabulary, apply stylistic devices, and correct mechanical errors; and five levels of scaffolded composition instruction: modeled, shared, interactive, guided, and independent writing. Numerous authentic children's writing samples are interspersed throughout the material, along with the author's well-respected minilessons and thoughtful discussion of performance-based tools for assessment.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 188 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 725.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0131121871
  • 9780131121874

Table of contents

PART ONE: PROCESS AND PRODUCT. 1. Teaching Children to Write. 2. Writing Workshop. 3. Writing Strategies and Skills. 4. Writers' Tools. 5. Assessing Students' Writing. PART TWO: WRITING GENRES. 6. Journal Writing. 7. Letter Writing. 8. Descriptive Writing. 9. Biographical Writing. 10. Expository Writing. 11. Narrative Writing. 12. Poetry Writing. 13. Persuasive Writing. References. Author Index. Subject Index. About the Author.show more

About Gail E. Tompkins

Gail E. Tompkins is Professor Emerita at California State Unversity, Fresno, and she continues to direct the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. She regularly works with teachers in their kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms and leads staff development programs on reading, language arts, and writing. In 1998 Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her publication and other accomplishments in the field of reading, and recently she was awarded the prestigious Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching at California's State University, Fresno.show more

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