Writing Sense

Author: Juli Kendall
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104429
Format: PDF
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Writing is all about making meaning. The prospect of teaching writing to a classroom full of students—some who speak English and some who don't, can be overwhelming. When students learning English are at different levels, the task is even more challenging. Juli Kendall and Outey Khuon experimented with Ellin Keene's “Thinking Strategies Used by Proficient Learners” and found that by integrating writing and reading instruction their English language learners become stronger writers. Writing Sense outlines the classroom conditions necessary for successful writing instruction with English language learners, whether in writing workshop and/or small-group instruction. It includes 68 classroom-tested lessons for grades K–8 that show kids at all levels of language acquisition how to make connections, ask questions, visualize (make mental images), infer, determine importance, synthesize, monitor meaning and comprehension, and use fix-up strategies. Like the authors' earlier book, Making Sense, the five main sections are geared to the stages of language proficiency, and lessons are divided into “younger” and “older” students, spanning kindergarten through to grade eight. There are extensive lists of suggested books for mentor texts as well as lists of mentor authors to facilitate teachers' planning and instruction.

Making Sense of Learners Making Sense of Written Language

Author: Kenneth S. Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134062583
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ken and Yetta Goodman’s professional work has been a lifelong collaboration, informed by shared philosophical strands. An overarching goal has been to provide access for all children to literacy and learning and to inform and improve teaching and learning. Each also is recognized for specific areas of focus and is known for particular concepts. This volume brings together a thoughtfully crafted selection of their key writings, organized around five central themes: research and theory on the reading process and written language development; teaching; curriculum and evaluation; the role of language; advocacy and the political nature of schooling. In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands of their work and see their contribution to the development of a field, as well as the development of the field itself.

The Sense of Style

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069817030X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

A Sense of Place

Author: Christian Riegel
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888643100
Format: PDF, Docs
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As a re-evaluation of regionalism in Canadian and American writing. A Sense of Place provides a comparative approach to the issue within a continental framework. The contributors to this collection - including Frank Davey, Marjorie Pryse, and Jonathan Hart - look at a broad range of writers. They explore regionalism on both sides of the border in light of the central political, cultural, literary, and theoretical debates of our times.

Schrift und Schriftlichkeit Writing and its Use

Author: Hartmut Günther
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110203235
Format: PDF
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Schrift und Schriftlichkeit sind aus modernen Gesellschaften nicht wegzudenken. Schriftliche Texte regeln unser Leben. Das erfolgreiche Lernen von Lesen und Schreiben und das Ausmaß, in dem Individuen an Schriftlichkeitsprozessen partizipieren können, bestimmen wesentlich ihre gesellschaftliche Stellung. Die Verschiedenheit der Schriften entsprechen unterschiedliche gesellschaftliche Vorstellungen über den Stellenwert von Schrift und Schriftlichkeit. Der Gegenstand des Handbuchs ist entsprechend weit gefaßt. Er begreift alle Völker ein, die sich der Schrift bedienen und bedient haben, alle Sprachen, die neben der mündlichen eine schriftliche Sprachform ausgebildet haben, alle Gruppen und Individuen, deren Leben durch den Umgang mit Schrift und schriftlichen Texten bestimmt wurde und wird. Die Erforschung von Schrift und Schriftlichkeit ist bislang nur unter der Perspektive von Einzelwissenschaften betrieben worden, weshalb es heute weder eine einheitliche Theoriebildung über den Gegenstand gibt noch einen systematischen überfachlichen Austausch. Das vorgestellte Handbuch soll diesen Mangel beheben helfen. In zwei Bänden mit ca. 150 Artikeln werden historische, kulturelle, funktionale Aspekte von Schrift und Schriftlichkeit dargestellt, gesellschaftliche Prozesse der Normierung und Alphabethisierung in verschiedenen Ländern behandelt, Modelle der psychologischen Prozesse beim Lesen und Schreiben und beim Schriftsprachenerwerb gekennzeichnet, ausgewählte Schriftsysteme mit den Mitteln der modernen linguistischen Schriftsystemforschung dokumentiert und Sonderschriften beschrieben. Ein umfangreiches Namen- und Sachregister erschließt die interdisziplinären Bezüge weiter.

Business Writing for Results

Author: Jane K Cleland
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1940941369
Format: PDF
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Effective writing is accessible, professional, and direct. In the business world, the best writing must be friendly but not too conversational, professional without being dry, and results driven without feeling like a “hard sell.” Business Writing for Results shows you how to write emails, reports, proposals, and other action-oriented communications that meet these standards—in three easy steps. You’ll write cleaner, more polished communications in far less time than you ever thought possible. Using engaging and thought-provoking examples and interactive exercises, the lessons in this book will help you express your ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively. You’ll discover how to write: Proposals that generate new business Reports that illuminate key points Emails that are easy to read and respond to Training workbooks that facilitate deep understanding and results-based learning Letters that get you job interviews, business opportunities, and donations Using a reader-focused approach, you’ll learn professional tips and tricks that are easy to remember—and that work. Business Writing for Results helps you get your points across clearly, quickly, and effectively in order to produce the outcomes you want. PRAISE: “A life ring in disguise. I feel like I’m drowning at work and through this book, the rescue boat is in sight and coming my way. Thank you, Jane.” —Karen A. Polan, Senior Field Specialist, First Energy “Jane’s real life examples helped me understand the concepts.” —Christine Lotz, Product Research Technician, Hillshire Farms “After implementing several of [her] suggestions, we boosted the bottom line by 15-20 percent. Thanks, Jane.” —Denise Dennis, Office Manager, Eye Surgery Associates “Business Writing for Results is terrific! I’ve been in business for twenty years, so it takes something special to get through the haze of habit! Jane’s book does it!” —Nancy Hartman, Writer, TKR Cable “Our highest rated trainer—by far—is Jane Cleland!” —Candace Cross, Manager, Training, IBM Corporation