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Writing as Learning

Writing as Learning
A Content-Based Approach

Second Edition

December 2006 | 256 pages | Corwin
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.

Preface to the Second Edition
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
About the Authors
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

"Offers an organized set of strategies for creating a 'continuous learning through writing' program for teachers and their students."

Kimberley Gomez, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois, Chicago

"The strategies are clearly explained and include samples of student work. They can be implemented easily by preservice teachers as well as seasoned teachers."

Susan D’Angelo, Fifth-Grade Gifted Education Teacher
Pineview School for the Gifted, Osprey, Florida
Key features
  • Provides strategies that help improve both subject-area learning and writing skills
  • Explains how to engage students in using the strategies to better learn content
  • Shows teachers how to develop content-based writing assignments
  • Includes guidelines for incorporating the writing process into subject-area classes
  • Helps prepare students to respond to writing prompts on standardized tests

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