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Transforming writing instruction in the digital age : techniques for grades 5-12

Author: Thomas DeVere Wolsey; Dana L Grisham
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, 2012.
Series: Teaching practices that work.
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"An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas DeVere Wolsey; Dana L Grisham
ISBN: 9781462504657 1462504655
OCLC Number: 757477477
Notes: Machine generated contents note: IntroductionHashtags by TechniqueI. Getting Started with Tools and Teaching Technique 1. Resources: Anytime, AnywhereTechnique 2. Management: Computers in the ClassroomTechnique 3. Management: The HardwareTechnique 4. Direct InstructionTechnique 5. A Word about DifferentiationII. Writing and ThinkingTechnique 6. Embracing Writing: Knowledge-Transforming WritingTechnique 7. Why Writing Is a Process, and How Technology Can HelpTechnique 8. Working with Sources: Keeping Track of Learning, and Leaving a Path for Others to FollowTechnique 9. Working with Sources: Using Style GuidesIII. Writing to Understand: It's All about the DisciplineTechnique 10. Discussion and WritingTechnique 11. Writing Short PiecesTechnique 12. Short Writing: Electronic JournalsTechnique 13. Blogs and Classroom Websites for WritingTechnique 14. Online Literature Discussion (Threaded Discussion)Technique 15. Vocabulary and WritingTechnique 16. Collaborative WritingTechnique 17. Are Those Kids Texting Again?IV. Inquiry and Long Thinking Meet the DisciplinesTechnique 18. FAQs about Writing in the DisciplinesTechnique 19. It's All the Same, or Maybe Not?Technique 20. What Was That Essential Question Again?Technique 21. Learning Because I'm Writing: Logs and JournalsTechnique 22. Writing Is (Hard) Cognitive Work: Bloom's Taxonomy MattersTechnique 23. Internet InquiryTechnique 24. PromptsTechnique 25. Prewriting: Composing before Writing with Pen or KeyboardTechnique 26. Prewriting with Graphic OrganizersTechnique 27. Feedback, Assessment, and TechnologyV. What about Literature and English Language Arts?Technique 28. Short Writing: Summaries in Response to ReadingTechnique 29. The Zen of Writing about LiteratureTechnique 30. Persuasion: In This Essay, I'm Going to Convince You ... Technique 31. Prompts for Writing: Language ArtsVI. Composing with MultimediaTechnique 32. Visualize It!Technique 33. Podcasting: It's Ear-resistibleVII. Wrapping It Up Technique 34. Advocacy for Technology and New LiteraciesTechnique 35. High-Stakes Writing AssessmentsTechnique 36. Automated ToolsTechnique 37. PublicationAppendix: Common Core Content Standards for Writing, Grades 6-12Glossary.
Description: xx, 236 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Getting started with tools and teaching. Resources: anytime, anywhere --
Management: computers in the classroom --
Management: the hardware --
Direct instruction --
A word about differentiation --
Writing and thinking. Embracing writing: knowledge-transforming writing --
Why writing is a process, and how technology can help --
Working with sources: keeping track of learning, and leaving a path for others to follow --
Working with sources: using style guides --
Writing to understand: it's all about the discipline. Discussion and writing --
Writing short pieces --
Short writing: electronic journals --
Blogs and classroom websites for writing --
Online literature discussion (threaded discussion) --
Vocabulary and writing --
Collaborative writing --
Are those kids texting again? --
Inquiry and long thinking meet the disciplines. FAQs about writing in the disciplines --
It's all the same, or maybe not? --
What was that essential question again? --
Learning because I'm writing: logs and journals --
Writing is (hard) cognitive work: Bloom's taxonomy matters --
Internet inquiry --
Prompts --
Prewriting: composing before writing with pen or keyboard --
Prewriting with graphic organizers --
Feedback, assessment, and technology --
What about literature and English language arts?. Short writing: summaries in response to reading --
The Zen of writing about literature --
Persuasion: in this essay, I'm going to convince you--
--
Prompts for writing: language arts --
Composing with multimedia. Visualize it! --
Audio podcasting: it's "ear-resistible" --
Wrapping it up. Advocacy for technology and new literacies --
High-stakes writing assessments --
Automated tools --
Publication.
Series Title: Teaching practices that work.
Responsibility: Thomas DeVere Wolsey and Dana L. Grisham.

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"An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on the writing process and the role of writing in content area learning. Teacher-friendly features include vivid classroom examples, differentiation tips, links to online resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms"--Provided by publisher.

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