A New Look at the Interactive Writing Classroom: Methods, Strategies, and Activities to Engage Students

A New Look at the Interactive Writing Classroom: Methods, Strategies, and Activities to Engage Students

By: Stephen Sharp (author)Paperback

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Teaching students how to write more effectively is a goal that English teachers of all levels share. How can you motivate your students to produce their best writing, think critically, and participate more actively in class? How can you conduct workshops in your classroom that create a more dynamic, interactive, student-centered environment? This practical, comprehensive guide to teaching writing offers English teachers a variety of new, classroom-tested instructional activities, workshops, lesson plans, journal entries, teaching strategies, and creative assignments to use in their classrooms, including modified mini-lessons and group discussions that engage students and stimulate critical thinking. Emphasizing the proven benefits of cooperative learning, the book includes step-by-step instructions for special writing workshops on invention strategies, critical reading, thesis statements, draft feedback, narrative writing, debates, outlining, introductions, proofreading and editing, and much more. Topics also include how to coach students, manage problematic students, attack plagiarism, and deal with student evaluations.

About Author

Writing specialist Steve Sharp has a Master's degree in English and advanced training in composition instruction. He has taught a variety of courses at the secondary and college levels and was named an "Excellent Instructor" and "Natural Helper" for his work in the classroom.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Student Introductions: Building a Community of Learners Chapter 4 How Can You Deal Effectively with Such a Diverse Group of Students? Chapter 5 Changing Your Studentsi Attitudes Toward Writing and Reading Chapter 6 Houston, We Have a Reading Problem Chapter 7 Using Positive Reinforcement to Motivate Your Students Chapter 8 Lessons from the Practice Fields Chapter 9 Becoming More Authentic in the Classroom Chapter 10 Should You Really Teach Writing as a Process? Chapter 11 Hey Dude, Why Canit You Follow Directions? Chapter 12 Making Writing More Fun for Your Students Chapter 13 Getting Your Students to Master the Narrative Chapter 14 Improving Peer Feedback: Making Students More Accountable Chapter 15 Insuring Successful Workshops in Your Class Chapter 16 Workshops That Really Work: My Five Favorite Workshops Chapter 17 Workshops to Help Your Students Write More Effectively Chapter 18 How to Make Your Students Better Editors and Proofreaders Chapter 19 The Textbook Can Become Your Studentsi Friend Chapter 20 Using Modified Mini-Lessons to Convey Information Effectively Chapter 21 Group Discussions Donit Have to Crash and Burn Chapter 22 Debates Motivate Your Students to Write Research Papers Chapter 23 Attacking Plagiarism in Your Classroom Chapter 24 Student Evals: Has Teaching Become a Popularity Contest? Chapter 25 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781610484183
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781610484183
  • weight: 349
  • ISBN10: 1610484185

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