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Coaching Writing in Content Areas: Write-for-Insight Strategies, Grades 6-12

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Author: Strong, William

Brand: Pearson Education

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 196

Release Date: 08-06-2011

Details: Product Description Written by one of America’s most respected writing professors, and drawing on the actual work of expert teachers, this resource is packed with practical, motivating strategies that teachers can use to make writing a tool for learning and for integrating writing into their content area instruction. KEY TOPICS: Covers writing in the digital world; working effectively with struggling readers and writers; expressive activities such as note taking, drawing, summarizing, and metaphor-building; strategies for coaching and judging writing as well as motivating student research; and examples in the content areas of health, science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, and other areas. MARKET: Pre-service and in-service teachers of students in grades six through 12 in a variety of disciplines, writing workshops. Review I found many helpful examples and suggestions. I would definitely recommend this book to our literacy coach for use in future training sessions.   The concepts and examples were up-to-date and mirrored some of the materials I’ve read in other publications or heard in workshops I’ve attended. The concept of using writing as a learning tool is very timely for the introduction of writing into content area classrooms.   The book offers a wide range of examples that span the struggling writer, the resistant writer, and the motivated writer.   Madelaine Kingsbury, English Teacher, Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, PA     This book has the feel of an English-teacher-oriented book, although it clearly has ideas and implications for ALL secondary teachers. The market appears saturated with books on how to teach content area reading and literacy, with writing, as Strong incorporates it, as an afterthought.  There is clearly a need for Strong’s book in the market of writing across the curriculum.   I definitely did enjoy the author’s tone overall.  It is always personal and never patronizing. The author attempts to reach all content area teachers, a truly difficult challenge, which he meets with good success.   I strongly recommended it to my student teacher who is looking for more writing ideas for her classes (she loved the idea of students writing a dialogue between animals on the food chain).    The discussion on note-taking and note-making was excellent and immediately useful for teachers.  I already use Cornell Notes in my classes, and this is a natural transition.    The Formats for Writing chart on page 46 is invaluable.  Excellent.   I am an English teacher, and my students would eagerly do ANY of the writing assignments in this book….   Margaret Carlock, English Teacher, Lecanto High School, Lecanto, FL From the Back Cover This practical resource is designed to help new and veteran teachers work smarter, not harder. Written by one of America’s most respected writing professors, Coaching Writing in Content Areas is packed with Write-for-Insight strategies. These motivating, ready-to-use strategies help make writing a tool for learning, integrating it into content area instruction.   In this coaching guide, Bill Strong draws on the work of expert content teachers. Early chapters show how expressive writing can spark active learning; the later chapters demonstrate how public writing can extend students’ knowledge, preparing them for future success in academic and employment arenas.   The clear, personal voice of the book coupled with its rich examples made the first edition a “thumbs-up” favorite with writing project sites across the nation. Now the second edition has been updated to include: A new chapter, “Writing in a Digital World” (Ch. 10). Profiles of expert content-area teachers in real-life settings, including examples in the areas of health, science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. New samples of writing prompts, rubrics, and student writing. Fresh examples of “flexible teaming,” “wall text,” and “cubing” strategies. A simplified and streamlined frame

Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches

Languages: English