Writing Without Teachers


Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195120167
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 206
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In this new edition of his popular book, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write.

Writing without Teachers


Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199766369
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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In Writing Without Teachers, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write. His approach is especially helpful to people who get "stuck" or blocked in their writing, and is equally useful for writing fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The core of Elbow's thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or free uncensored writing, without editorial checkpoints first, followed much later by the editorial process. This approach turns the focus towards encouraging ways of developing confidence and inspiration through free writing, multiple drafts, diaries, and notes. Elbow guides the reader through his metaphor of writing as "cooking:" his term for heating up the creative process where the subconscious bubbles up to the surface and the writing gets good. 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Writing Without Teachers. In this edition, Elbow reexamines his program and the subsequent influence his techniques have had on writers, students, and teachers. This invaluable guide will benefit anyone, whether in the classroom, boardroom, or living room, who has ever had trouble writing.

Writing without Teachers


Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190262818
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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In Writing Without Teachers, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write. His approach is especially helpful to people who get "stuck" or blocked in their writing, and is equally useful for writing fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The core of Elbow's thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or free uncensored writing, without editorial checkpoints first, followed much later by the editorial process. This approach turns the focus towards encouraging ways of developing confidence and inspiration through free writing, multiple drafts, diaries, and notes. Elbow guides the reader through his metaphor of writing as "cooking:" his term for heating up the creative process where the subconscious bubbles up to the surface and the writing gets good. 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Writing Without Teachers. In this edition, Elbow reexamines his program and the subsequent influence his techniques have had on writers, students, and teachers. This invaluable guide will benefit anyone, whether in the classroom, boardroom, or living room, who has ever had trouble writing.

Vernacular Eloquence

What Speech Can Bring to Writing
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912890
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 456
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Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing. Now, in Vernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory. The core idea is simple: we can enlist virtues from the language activity most people find easiest-speaking-for the language activity most people find hardest-writing. Speech, with its spontaneity, naturalness of expression, and fluidity of thought, has many overlooked linguistic and rhetorical merits. Through several easy to employ techniques, writers can marshal this "wisdom of the tongue" to produce stronger, clearer, more natural writing. This simple idea, it turns out, has deep repercussions. Our culture of literacy, Elbow argues, functions as though it were a plot against the spoken voice, the human body, vernacular language, and those without privilege-making it harder than necessary to write with comfort or power. Giving speech a central role in writing overturns many empty preconceptions. It causes readers to think critically about the relationship between speech, writing, and our notion of literacy. Developing the political implications behind Elbow's previous books, Vernacular Eloquence makes a compelling case that strengthening writing and democratizing it go hand in hand.

Writing With Power

Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199741045
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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A classic handbook for anyone who needs to write, Writing With Power speaks to everyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them. Here, Peter Elbow emphasizes that the essential activities underlying good writing and the essential exercises promoting it are really not difficult at all. Employing a cookbook approach, Elbow provides the reader (and writer) with various recipes: for getting words down on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, for getting feedback on a piece of writing, and still other recipes for approaching the mystery of power in writing. In a new introduction, he offers his reflections on the original edition, discusses the responses from people who have followed his techniques, how his methods may differ from other processes, and how his original topics are still pertinent to today's writer. By taking risks and embracing mistakes, Elbow hopes the writer may somehow find a hold on the creative process and be able to heighten two mentalities--the production of writing and the revision of it. From students and teachers to novelists and poets, Writing with Power reminds us that we can celebrate the uses of mystery, chaos, nonplanning, and magic, while achieving analysis, conscious control, explicitness, and care in whatever it is we set down on paper.

Embracing contraries

explorations in learning and teaching
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 314
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Proposes a philosophy of education based on the theory that intellectual inquiry can be enhanced by inviting indecision, incoherence, and paradoxical thinking

The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook


Author: Edward P. J. Corbett,Nancy Myers,Gary Tate
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195123777
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 391
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Now in its fourth edition, this widely acclaimed sourcebook remains one of the most up-to-date and inclusive works on teaching writing today. In this edition, the editors have added twelve new essays and deleted several from the previous edition, making the content as timely as possible. Emphasizing the importance of adapting good pedagogy to multiple environments and audiences, this unique collection features some of the most intellectually exciting and pedagogically sound articles in the field. The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook, 4/e, is the definitive resource for beginning and experienced teachers alike.

Everyone Can Write

Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195104153
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 475
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This collection of essays brings together Elbow's theories on teaching writing techniques with less emphasis on grammar. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation.

Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing


Author: Teresa Cremin,Terry Locke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317363914
Category: Education
Page: 262
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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.

Introducing Teachers’ Writing Groups

Exploring the theory and practice
Author: Jenifer Smith,Simon Wrigley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317632311
Category: Education
Page: 162
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Teachers’ writing groups have a significantly positive impact on pupils and their writing. This timely text explains the importance of teachers’ writing groups and how they have evolved. It outlines clearly and accessibly how teachers can set up their own highly effective writing groups. In this practical and informative book, the authors: share the thinking and practice that is embodied by teachers’ writing groups provide practical support for teachers running a group or wishing to write for themselves in order to inform their practice cover major themes such as: the relationship between writing teachers and the teaching of writing; writing as process and pleasure; writing and reflective practice; writing journals and the writing workshop. The authors provide a rationale for the development of writing groups for teachers and for ways of approaching writing that support adult and child writers and this rationale informs the ideas for writing throughout the book. All writing and teaching suggestions have been extensively tried and tested by class teachers, and will be of enormous interest to any teacher or student teacher wishing to run their own successful writing group.

Sharing and Responding


Author: Peter Elbow,Pat Belanoff
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780073031798
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 53
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This brief guide continues to help foster a productive environment for group work. The activities in SHARING AND RESPONDING move from nonjudgmental kinds of responding to full criticism to help build students’ confidence and trust. It concludes with a summary of ways of responding and suggestions on how and when they are most useful.

The Teacher's Grammar Book


Author: James D. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135606501
Category: Education
Page: 288
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The Teacher's Grammar Book, Second Edition introduces the various grammars that inform writing instruction in our schools, and examines methods, strategies, and techniques that constitute best classroom practices for teaching grammar and writing. Designed for students who are preparing to become English or language arts teachers, as well as for credentialed teachers who want an easy-to-use guide to questions of methods, grammar, and teaching, this overview of basic English grammar includes the following major topics: a brief history of grammar, teaching grammar, grammar and writing, traditional grammar, transformational-generative grammar, cognitive grammar, dialects, black English, and Chicano English. New in the reorganized and fully updated Second Edition: *new chapter giving a brief history of grammar and grammar instruction; *new chapter on best practices--strategies and techniques that actually work; *expanded chapter on cognitive grammar--a topic not found in other texts of this nature; *expanded chapter on dialects; *summary and evaluation of the minimalist program (Noam Chomsky's most recent revision of transformational-generative grammar)--a topic unique among texts of this kind; and *reduced discussion of transformational grammar.

Writing on Demand

Best Practices and Strategies for Success
Author: Anne Ruggles Gere,Leila Christenbury,Kelly Sassi
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325007281
Category: Education
Page: 253
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Grades 7-12 InWriting on Demand, you'll discover how to help your students gain the valuable skills they need to succeed on the essay portions of the SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement, and other exams and to help them develop as writers. Anne Ruggles Gere, Leila Christenbury, and Kelly Sassi take you through the entire testing process, offering insights on several key strategies for on-demand writing, including how to: quickly decode writing prompts to uncover the goals and expectations of the assignment organize thoughts swiftly and use the allotted time efficiently understand how tests are scored approach the scorers as an audience Most importantly, they show you how integrate these strategies into a program of best practices instead of mere test prep.

Hanging In

Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most
Author: Jeffrey Benson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617612
Category: Education
Page: 191
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Many students arrive at school with unique mixtures of family histories, traumatic experiences, and special needs that test our skills and try our patience. In Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most, veteran educator Jeffrey Benson shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections in teaching the students who most need our help. This essential guide includes * Detailed portraits based on real-life students whose serious challenges inhibited their classroom experience--and how they eventually achieved success; * Strategies for how to analyze students' challenges and develop individualized plans to help them discover a sense of comfort with learning--with in-depth examples of plans in action; * Recommendations for teachers and support team on how to gain skills and support and not lose hope through the ups and downs of the work; and * Specific advice for administrators on constructing systems and procedures that give all our students the best chance for success. Just as teaching the students who challenge us is among our most frustrating experiences as educators, sticking with students until they finally "get it" is among our most rewarding. In Hanging In, you'll find the inspiration and field-tested ideas necessary to create a patient and supportive environment for even the most demanding cases in the classroom.

Planning to Teach Writing

A practical guide for primary school teachers
Author: Emma Caulfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131754885X
Category: Education
Page: 244
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Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration for teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with exciting and varied hooks into writing, including picture books, short stories, novels and films. Exploring effective assessment practice, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning, and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary school classroom. The book uses a simple formula for success: 1 Find the gaps in learning for your students. 2 Choose a hook that you know will engage your students. 3 Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students. 4 Tailor it. 5 Teach it! With a fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.

Telling Writing


Author: Ken Macrorie
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 300
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Why is Telling Writing, now in its fourth edition, still going strong in hundreds of colleges and universities? Ken Macrorie touches on the answer in his preface: "Good teaching in any field isn't a matter of employing gimmicks and choosing from a damnfool encyclopedia of tricks to play on students . . . but a matter of setting up a climate friendly to learning and then challenging learners to connect their experience and ideas with those of the accepted authorities or producers. Students can't become truly educated unless they grow out of and beyond themselves . . . Telling Writing gives them an indispensable base, a knowledge of themselves on which to grow." Macrorie's approach works because it helps students break away from the deadly academic prose fostered by so many writing courses and enables them to write about and from their own experiences.

A Writer Teaches Writing

A Practical Method of Teaching Composition
Author: Donald Morison Murray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arte de escribir
Page: 256
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Errors and Expectations

A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing
Author: Mina P. Shaughnessy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195025071
Category: Education
Page: 311
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A practical handbook of basic-writing methods and procedures, offering examples of students' writing difficulties, exploring the causes of those difficulties, and suggesting approaches to their correction.

The Blocked Writer's Book of the Dead

Bring Your Writing Back to Life
Author: David a. Rasch Ph. D.
Publisher: Park Place Publications
ISBN: 9781935530329
Category: Reference
Page: 134
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The Blocked Writer's Book of the Dead is a guide for those who want to improve their ability to initiate and sustain writing in their daily lives. Writing difficulties are vexing problems that resist change and interfere with professional, creative and personal fulfillment. This book offers solutions to a number of common productivity problems including procrastination, perfectionism, anxiety, fear of criticism, poor time management, imposter feelings and binge writing at deadlines. Written by a psychologist from Stanford University with two decades of experience assisting writers, The Blocked Writer's Book of the Dead provides an understandable and practical approach for overcoming writing productivity problems applicable to writers of all types. Dr. Rasch's thorough knowledge of the writing process, his compassionate understanding of the struggles writers experience, and his sense of humor combine to make this book a unique and valuable contribution to the understanding and successful resolution of writing blocks.

My Printing Book


Author: Jan Z. Olsen,Emily F. Knapton,Handwriting without Tears, Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934825587
Category: Handwriting
Page: 96
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