Materiality and Writing Studies: Aligning Labor, Scholarship, and Teaching takes an expansive look at the discipline of writing studies, arguing for the centering of the field's research and service on first-year writing, particularly the "new majority" of college students (who are more diverse than ever before) and those who teach them. The book features the voices of first-year writing instructors at a two-year, open-access, multi-campus institution whose students are consistently underrepresented in discussions of the discipline.Drawing from a study of 78 two-year college student writers and an analysis of nearly two decades of issues of the major journals in the field of writing studies, Holly Hassel and Cassandra Phillips sketch out a reimagined vision for writing studies that roots the scholarship, research, and service in the discipline squarely within the changing material realities of contemporary college writing instruction. CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series
As most teachers of English now know, research shows that teaching grammar in the traditional way-through worksheets, memorizing definitions, and diagramming sentences-doesn't work, and that teaching grammar in the context of reading and writing is a better approach.In this friendly and practical book, veteran teacher educator Deborah Deanprovides vignettes of classroom conversations to show what teaching in context can look like in action;supplements the vignettes with descriptions of classroom practices to help teachers try out the ideas with their own students; andaddresses issues such as helping English language learners and native speakers navigate formal, academic English, especially in the context of testing.Dean's straightforward approach uncomplicates the task of teaching grammar in context, allowing her-and us-to share the excitement and wonder to be found in the study of language.
"What works?"As teachers, it's a question we often ask ourselves about teaching writing, and it often summarizes other, more specific questions we have:? What contributes to an effective climate for writing?? What practices and structures best support effective writing instruction?? What classroom content helps writers develop?? What tasks are most beneficial for writers learning to write?? What choices should I make as a teacher to best help my students?Using teacher-friendly language and classroom examples, Deborah Dean helps answer these questions; she looks closely at instructional practices supported by a broad range of research and weaves them together into accessible recommendations that can inspire teachers to find what works for their own classrooms and students.Initially based on the Carnegie Institute's influential Writing Next report, this second edition of What Works in Writing Instruction looks at more types of research that have been conducted in the decade since the publication of that first research report. The new research rounds out its list of recommended practices and is designed to help teachers apply the findings to their unique classroom environments. We all must find the right mix of practices and tasks for our own students, and this book offers the best of what is currently known about effective writing instruction to help teachers help students develop as writers.
A reflective and practical guide for secondary school teachers on using innovative technologies in the classroom to support multimodal literacy development.Living in a multimodal, multimedia, and multi-sensory world can be overwhelming. To prepare students to produce and consume the multimodal texts made possible through modern technologies, Schmidt and Kruger-Ross advocate for a slower and more deliberate approach to thinking and planning for teaching literacies. They showcase how technologies can expand, enhance, and inspire the consuming and producing powers of secondary students by examining visual and aural literacies before multimodal literacies. Embedded throughout the book are the voices and materials of real practicing and preservice teachers, via QR codes. Teachers of all experience levels will find new ideas to challenge, extend, and enhance their literacy practice.