Approaches to teaching academic writing

The weaker students stopped trying. Mark Farrington, college instructor and teacher-consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Projectbelieves teaching revision sometimes means practicing techniques of revision.

Will I publish it? John Levine, a teacher-consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project Californiahelps his college freshmen integrate the ideas of several writers into a single analytical essay by asking them to create a dialogue among those writers.

Back to top 8. I made a small frame out of a piece of paper and placed it down on one of her drawings — a sketch she had made of a visit with her grandmother. Did I try something new? Help students analyze text by asking them to imagine dialogue between authors.

When high school teacher Karen Murar and college instructor Elaine Ware, teacher-consultants with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Projectdiscovered students were scheduled to read the August Wilson play Fences at the same time, they set up email communication between students to allow some "teacherless talk" about the text.

And silent waves wash into a dark cave where an octopus is sleeping. Kim Stafford, director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark Collegewants his students to discard old notions that sentences should be a certain length.

Approaches to the Teaching of Academic Writing

Bernadette Lambert, teacher-consultant with the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Georgiawondered what would happen if she had her sixth-grade students pair with an adult family member to read a book.

Back to top 3. Her caption explains that she understands the hurt her "burning" sarcastic remarks can generate. Why did I write this piece? They committed themselves to read and discuss the book and write separate reviews.

Several admitted that they had never before had this level of intellectual conversation with an adult family member. Establish an email dialogue between students from different schools who are reading the same book.

What parts did I rework? The essay follows from this preparation. Stephanie Wilder found that the grades she gave her high school students were getting in the way of their progress. Using these words as prompts, she and the students construct the sentence, "I made cookies in the kitchen in the morning.

Anna Collins Trest, director of the South Mississippi Writing Projectfinds she can lead upper elementary school students to better understand the concept of "reflection" if she anchors the discussion in the concrete and helps students establish categories for their reflective responses.

What did I learn or what did I expect the reader to learn? Students elaborate on the word by writing sentences and creating an illustration.Download Citation on ResearchGate | Content-Based Approaches to Teaching Academic Writing | In content-based academic writing instruction, writing is connected to study of specific academic subject matter and is viewed as a.

Approaches to the Teaching of Academic Writing Abdessamad Saidi Introduction Throughout the history of language teaching and learning, the teaching of writing has been the subject of focus for many teachers and applied linguists.

30 Ideas for Teaching Writing

As the pendulum swung from an approach to another, teaching writing. The National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced Writing Project teachers.

Since NWP does not promote a single approach to teaching writing, readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques. Approaches to Writing Instruction for Adolescent English Language Learners A DISCUSSION OF RECENT RESEARCH AND PRACTICE LITERATURE IN RELATION TO NATIONWIDE STANDARDS.

Approaches to teaching writing 21 In considering these purposes for academic writing and the usefulness of discussing them with students we take the position that certain general aspects of academic writing can be isolated and taught. May Shih is a Lecturer in the ESL and MA in TEFL programs at San Francisco State University.

She has taught ESL and TESL courses at Washington State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Oregon, and the University of Washington and has used content-based approaches in.

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