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
A- "Think and Link" questions throughout each chapter, which ask readers to think about related topics and how they connect
A- Annotated further reading lists, which recommend the best references for each topic and explain why these references are valuable
A- Glossary of key terms
A- The Oxford Wordlist of the most frequently used words collected from writing samples of students in their first three years of school
- Well Written
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart One Preparation1 Literacy and LanguageDefining literacyLiteracy practicesLanguage, literacy and learningConditions for literacy learningSupporting learnersResources2 TextsPurposes, text types and formatsUsing texts to learn about language and processesTeaching about grammar using textsTeaching about punctuation using texts Teaching for contextual understanding using textsTeaching to enhance vocabulary and spelling using textsTeaching about processes and strategies using textsResources3 Establishing an Effective Classroom EnvironmentEnsuring that students learn language, learn through language and learn about languageBuilding a conducive classroom environmentThe power of modellingPlanning a modelled reading or writing sessionResources4 Program Planning Elements of a balanced literacy programLevels of planningPlanning a literacy sessionResources5 Assessment Procedures and Record KeepingLinking assessment to teachingIdentifying what is to be assessedTeacher assessment proceduresTeacher recordsStudent self-assessment and recordsResources6 Process and ProductsThe writing processSupporting students during the writing processSupporting personal choiceResourcesPart Two Factual Text Types7 Factual Texts Why teach about factual texts?The program and the learnerWays of promoting factual texts in the classroomSome teaching focuses for factual textsGeneral activities for factual textsResources8 Information Reports Purpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for information reportsGeneral activities for exploring information reports Exploring information reports???a sample unitAssessment of information report writingResources9 Procedural TextsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for procedural textsGeneral activities for exploring procedural textsExploring procedural texts???a sample unitAssessment of procedural textsResources10 ExplanationsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for explanationsGeneral activities for exploring explanations Exploring explanations???a sample unitAssessment of explanation writingResources11 Persuasive TextsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for arguments and discussionsTeaching focuses for advertisements General activities for exploring persuasive textsExploring persuasive texts???a sample unitAssessment of persuasive text writing Resources12 RecountsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for recounts Teaching focuses for reflectionsTeaching focuses for biographical recountsTeaching focuses for newspaper reportsGeneral activities for exploring recountsExploring recounts???a sample unitAssessment of recount writingResources13 Transactional TextsPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for lettersTeaching focuses for invitationsSurveys, questionnaires and interviewsGeneral activities for exploring transactional textsExploring transactional texts???a sample unitAssessment of transactional text writingResourcesPart Three Fictional Text Types14 Fictional TextsWhy focus on fictional texts?Ways of promoting fictional textsTraditional talesContemporary realistic fiction and modern fantasyResources15 Fictional NarrativesPurpose, structure and features Teaching focuses for narrativesGeneral activities for narrativesExploring narratives???a sample unitAssessment of narrative writing Resources16 Information NarrativesPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for information narrativesGeneral activities for information narrativesExploring information narratives???a sample unitAssessment of information narrative writingResources17 PoetryPurpose, structure and featuresTeaching focuses for poetryGeneral activities for poetryExploring poetry???a sample unitAssessment of poetry writingResourcesGlossaryAppendix: Oxford WordlistBibliographyIndex
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 3rd October 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 18.8
Weight (kg): 0.63