Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-122) and index.
Introduction: How Can I Teach Writing If I'm Not a Writing Teacher? 1. How Writing Increases Understanding Debunking Myths and Misconceptions Alternatives to Bloom Five Research-Based "Truths" About Writing Developing Effective Writing Questions and Prompts Daily Writing Some Thoughts on Taking Notes 2. Developing Narrative Writing Assignments What Is Narrative Writing? Types of Narrative Writing Using Narrative Writing Class Dialogue Using Narrative Writing to Build Content Vocabulary Sample Narrataive Writing Questions and Prompts 3. Developing Descriptive Writing Assignments What Is Descriptive Writing? Using Descriptive Writing Sensory Details Describing Processes Class Dialogue Translating Mathematics Giving Directions Sample Descriptive Writing Questions and Prompts 4. Developing Expository Writing Assignments What Is Expository Writing? Using Expository Writing Class Dialogue Writing Prompts That Require Cause-and-Effect Reasoning Sample Expository Writing Questions and Prompts 5. Developing Persuasive Writing Assignments What Is Persuasive Writing? Using Persuasive Writing Class Dialogue Persuasion and the Basics of Logic Sample Persuasive Writing Questions and Prompts 6. Developing Argumentative Writing Assignments What Is Argumentative Writing? Using Argumentative Writing Class Dialogue Follow-Up Sharing and Discussion Sample Argumentative Writing Questions and Prompts 7. Using Dialogues About Writing to Build Meaning A Basis in Socratic Questioning Developing and Using Class Dialogues Developing and Using Student Dialogues Making and Using Rubrics 8. Internet-Writing Connections and Resources Using E-Speak to Encourage Writing Online Resources Can Help Students and Teachers Websites for Students Websites for Teachers 9. Frequently Asked Questions About Writing Language Alive Usage Punctuation 10. Print Resources Books Documents References Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
"Writing for Understanding" focuses on using writing as an instructional tool for increasing students understanding of content. Written for non-language arts teachers, the book provides approaches that are applicable from the upper elementary grades through high school. This resource gives teachers information and practical strategies to include student writing lessons in their instructional repertoire with specific attention to lessons that: are content-specific across the curriculum or adaptable to various subject matter; increase student learning without the expectation that teachers will be, or become, experts in writing instruction; and, do not unreasonably increase teachers' workloads. (source: Nielsen Book Data)