Write Ways

Write Ways : Modelling Writing Forms

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Write Ways has long been recognised as a practical, user-friendly text for both practising teachers and teachers in training. It is a comprehensive resource which gives teachers the information they need to teach children how to write in different styles, covering a broad range of text types - from reports to poetry to fiction. Now expanded to include a theoretical foundation, and with more material on program planning, assessment and record keeping, this book will be invaluable to pre-service education students throughout their degrees and into their teaching careers.
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 185.42 x 243.84 x 12.7mm | 612.35g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0195559118
  • 9780195559118
  • 21,508

About Lesley Wing Jan

Lesley Wing Jan is an independent educational consultant who has taught all levels of primary school and in tertiary settings, most recently at La Trobe University.
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Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart One Preparation1 Literacy and LanguageDefining literacyLiteracy practicesLanguage, literacy and learningConditions for literacy learningSupporting learnersResources2 TextsPurposes, text types and formatsUsing texts to learn about language and processesTeaching about grammar using textsTeaching about punctuation using texts Teaching for contextual understanding using textsTeaching to enhance vocabulary and spelling using textsTeaching about processes and strategies using textsResources3 Establishing an Effective Classroom EnvironmentEnsuring that students learn language, learn through language and learn about languageBuilding a conducive classroom environmentThe power of modellingPlanning a modelled reading or writing sessionResources4 Program Planning Elements of a balanced literacy programLevels of planningPlanning a literacy sessionResources5 Assessment Procedures and Record KeepingLinking assessment to teachingIdentifying what is to be assessedTeacher assessment proceduresTeacher recordsStudent self-assessment and recordsResources6 Process and ProductsThe writing processSupporting students during the writing processSupporting personal choiceResourcesPart Two Factual Text Types7 Factual Texts Why teach about factual texts?The program and the learnerWays of promoting factual texts in the classroomSome teaching focuses for factual textsGeneral activities for factual textsResources8 Information Reports Purpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for information reportsGeneral activities for exploring information reports Exploring information reports-a sample unitAssessment of information report writingResources9 Procedural TextsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for procedural textsGeneral activities for exploring procedural textsExploring procedural texts-a sample unitAssessment of procedural textsResources10 ExplanationsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for explanationsGeneral activities for exploring explanations Exploring explanations-a sample unitAssessment of explanation writingResources11 Persuasive TextsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for arguments and discussionsTeaching focuses for advertisements General activities for exploring persuasive textsExploring persuasive texts-a sample unitAssessment of persuasive text writing Resources12 RecountsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for recounts Teaching focuses for reflectionsTeaching focuses for biographical recountsTeaching focuses for newspaper reportsGeneral activities for exploring recountsExploring recounts-a sample unitAssessment of recount writingResources13 Transactional TextsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for lettersTeaching focuses for invitationsSurveys, questionnaires and interviewsGeneral activities for exploring transactional textsExploring transactional texts-a sample unitAssessment of transactional text writingResourcesPart Three Fictional Text Types14 Fictional TextsWhy focus on fictional texts?Ways of promoting fictional textsTraditional talesContemporary realistic fiction and modern fantasyResources15 Fictional NarrativesPurpose, structure and features Teaching focuses for narrativesGeneral activities for narrativesExploring narratives-a sample unitAssessment of narrative writing Resources16 Information NarrativesPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for information narrativesGeneral activities for information narrativesExploring information narratives-a sample unitAssessment of information narrative writingResources17 PoetryPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for poetryGeneral activities for poetryExploring poetry-a sample unitAssessment of poetry writingResourcesGlossaryAppendix: Oxford WordlistBibliographyIndex
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