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This book provides a nuanced explanation of how teachers can apply the strategies and techniques in The New Art and Science of Teaching to the teaching of writing. This book takes the framework in The New Art and Science of Teaching and offers more than one hundred detailed strategies for and examples of implementation. Throughout the book, the authors address ten teacher actions from The New Art and Science of Teaching within the categories of feedback, content, and context. They focus on how the forty-three elements embedded in these categories specifically apply for teachers of writing. Each chapter includes self-rating scales that readers can use to assess their performance on each element. By doing this, they can determine their areas of strength and the areas in which they might want to improve relative to The New Art and Science of Teaching. Each chapter ends with Guiding Questions for Curriculum Design to help with planning.
(A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree, 2018) 8 1/2" x 11", 192 pages
Learn how to use the Discourse and Writing Cycle, a highly effective instructional technique that takes the guessing out of the process of teaching writing across different subject areas in grades 4–12. The authors show content area teachers how the process of structured classroom discussion on a carefully chosen text, followed by writing, works in their grades—from upper elementary through high school classes in English language arts, math, science, and social studies—and provide clear models for implementation. Classroom examples and sample lessons make it easier for you to inspire students to become confident and competent writers.
Writing is one of the most difficult skills to teach—and yet it is essential for deepening learning, supporting creative expression, and boosting college- and career-readiness. The April 2018 issue of Educational Leadership delves into strategies for improving and enriching writing instruction in schools.