Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach (2nd Revised edition)

Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach (2nd Revised edition)

By: Evelyn B. Rothstein (author), Gerald Lauber (author), Andrew S. Rothstein (author)Hardback

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Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach, Second Edition offers teachers twelve easy-to-use strategies for engaging students in writing about subject area content. Based on the authors' extensive work with learners at all levels, the strategies help students gain a deep understanding of concepts, build a rich vocabulary, and develop organized thinking processes. This resource provides step-by-step guidance for implementing each strategy and includes examples illustrating how to use the strategies for different ages and subject areas. The revised edition includes: * Updated references to research * Expanded discussion of writing as a learning process * New writing activities based on the strategies * More tips and suggestions for implementing the strategies.

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About Author

Andrew S. Rothstein has had a distinguished career as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. His diverse and enriching experiences in international schools, special education, public schools, and consulting have given him a broad perspective of the contexts in which children learn. As an author and presenter, he has achieved wide acclaim for his work in improving school performance by focusing on improving instruction and its supervision. His work in integrating many subject areas through writing has been highly effective in improving test scores in districts across the country. As principal, Rothstein led site-based improvements that resulted in strong increases in student academic performance. While superintendent of a regional school serving children with severe physical disabilities and health impairments, Rothstein reorganized staff development, created new curricula, and integrated technology into the instructional program for children for children from prekindergarten through high school. He has been an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University and Touro College. Rothstein earned a master's degree in special education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in educational administration from New York University. Evelyn Rothstein has been an educational consultant specializing in teaching writing across the curriculum for the past twenty years. With a background in classroom teaching and a specialization in linguistics and language development, she has trained teachers and implemented her strategy-based Writing As Learning and Write for Mathematics programs in hundreds of schools and school districts throughout the United States. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Writing as Learning and Write for Mathematics. Rothstein is a graduate of the City University of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University with degrees in education, speech, reading, and psycholinguistics. Dr. Gerald Lauber, currently Chief Operating Officer of the National Urban Alliance previously served as superintendent in three New York State school districts, where he initiated programs to meet the needs of diverse student populations while stabilizing long-range fiscal plans. Under his administration, state-of-the-art computer assisted instructional programs, as well as innovative writing and mathematics programs were put into place. As President and CEO of Purewater Sciences and Melric Technologies he developed a corporate perspective on what schools must provide to prepare children for success in the workplace and the world in which they live. Dr. Lauber's writings have appeared in Electronic School, THE Journal, American School Boards Journal , New York Slate Education, Viewpoints, Newsday and other publications. Dr. Lauber co-authored Writing as Learning and Write for Mathematics and makes numerous presentations for school districts across the country. Dr. Lauber has an MA and MED in School Administration from Teachers College and an Ed.D. in Systems Administration from New York University.

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition Publisher's Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. The Elements of Writing as Learning: Strategies, Genres, Topics, and Tools 2. Building Vocabulary With Taxonomies 3. Composing With Keywords 4. Metacognition 5. Defining Format 6. Morphology, Etymology, and Grammar 7. Profiles and Frames 8. Who's Who 9. Reasons, Causes, Results 10. Where in the World 11. Premises, Premises 12. Quotable Quotes 13. Personifications and Interactions 14. Writing as Editing 15. Writing-A Curriculum Unifier: A Goal for Every Student Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/02/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412949606
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781412949606
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 1412949602
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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