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Write Ways : Modelling Writing Forms : 3rd Edition - Lesley Wing Jan

Write Ways

Modelling Writing Forms : 3rd Edition

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Published: 1st April 2009
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Covering a broad range of text types--both factual and fictional--Write Ways is the foremost guide to teaching children how to write in different styles and genres. Including all the essential tools for teaching children how to write in different styles, it is an invaluable resource for pre-service teachers throughout their degrees, and a great reference to take into the classroom.

The third edition of this comprehensive and practical book is expanded to include a theoretical foundation, as well as more material on program planning, assessment and record keeping. New chapters cover the theory behind teaching children how to write different text types.

Highlights of this edition:

  • "Think and Link" questions throughout each chapter, which ask readers to think about related topics and how they connect
  • Annotated further reading lists, which recommend the best references for each topic and explain why these references are valuable
  • Glossary of key terms
  • The Oxford Wordlist of the most frequently used words collected from writing samples of students in their first three years of school

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      As a teacher and a bookworm, I am always on the lookout for great teaching resources that can be used across different year levels. Write Ways had been recommended to me as a great resource for Written Language, and is explicit in its strategies and concepts of all writing genres. It also provides asssessment suggestions and support activities that can be applied to any age/year level.

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      Preface
      Acknowledgments
      Part One: Preparation
      1. Literacy and Language
      Defining literacy
      Literacy practices
      Language, literacy and learning
      Conditions for literacy learning
      Supporting learners
      Resources
      2. Texts
      Purposes, text types and formats
      Using texts to learn about language and processes
      Teaching about grammar using texts
      Teaching about punctuation using texts
      Teaching for contextual understanding using texts
      Teaching to enhance vocabulary and spelling using texts
      Teaching about processes and strategies using texts
      Resources
      3. Establishing an Effective Classroom Environment
      Ensuring that students learn language, learn through language and learn about language
      Building a conducive classroom environment
      The power of modelling
      Planning a modelled reading or writing session
      Resources
      4. Program Planning
      Elements of a balanced literacy program
      Levels of planning
      Planning a literacy session
      Resources
      5. Assessment Procedures and Record Keeping
      Linking assessment to teaching
      Identifying what is to be assessed
      Teacher assessment procedures
      Teacher records
      Student self-assessment and records
      Resources
      6. Process and Products
      The writing process
      Supporting students during the writing process
      Supporting personal choice
      Resources
      Part Two: Factual Text Types
      7. Factual Texts
      Why teach about factual texts?
      The program and the learner
      Ways of promoting factual texts in the classroom
      Some teaching focuses for factual texts
      General activities for factual texts
      Resources
      8. Information Reports
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for information reports
      General activities for exploring information reports
      Exploring information reports - a sample unit
      Assessment of information report writing
      Resources
      9. Procedural Texts
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for procedural texts
      General activities for exploring procedural texts
      Exploring procedural texts- -a sample unit
      Assessment of procedural texts
      Resources
      10. Explanations
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for explanations
      General activities for exploring explanations
      Exploring explanations - a sample unit
      Assessment of explanation writing
      Resources
      11. Persuasuve Texts
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for arguments and discussions
      Teaching focuses for advertisements
      General activities for exploring persuasive texts
      Exploring persuasive texts - a sample unit
      Assessment of persuasive text writing
      Resources
      12. Recounts
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for recounts
      Teaching focuses for reflections
      Teaching focuses for biographical recounts
      Teaching focuses for newspaper reports
      General activities for exploring recounts
      Exploring recounts - a sample unit
      Assessment of recount writing
      Resources
      13. Transactional Texts
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for letters
      Teaching focuses for invitations
      Surveys, questionnaires and interviews
      General activities for exploring transactional texts
      Exploring transactional texts - a sample unit
      Assessment of transactional text writing
      Resources
      Part Three: Fictional Text Types
      14. Fictional Texts
      Why focus on fictional texts?
      Ways of promoting fictional texts
      Traditional tales
      Contemporary realistic fiction and modern fantasy
      Resources
      15. Fictional Narratives
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for narratives
      General activities for narrat
      Exploring narratives - a sample unit
      Assessment of narrative writing
      Resources
      16. Information Narratives
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for information narratives
      General activities for information narratives
      Exploring information narratives - a sample unit
      Assessment of information narrative writing
      Resources
      17. Poetry
      Purpose, structure and features
      Teaching focuses for poetry
      General activities for poetry
      Exploring poetry - a sample unit
      Assessment of poetry writing
      Resources
      Glossary
      Appendix: Oxford Wordlist
      Bibliography
      Index

      ISBN: 9780195559118
      ISBN-10: 0195559118
      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: 1st April 2009
      Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 18.8  x 1.8
      Weight (kg): 0.64
      Edition Number: 3