Teaching Writing : Balancing Process and Product

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1993
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Incorporated
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Accessible and reader-friendly, this is the definitive book on teaching writing to children in grades K-8, the only title on the market to thoroughly address both the "process" and the "product" of writing. Covers strategies for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing through writing workshops, literature focus units, and thematic units; techniques for helping children develop ideas, organize writing, choose vocabulary, apply stylistic devices, and correct mechanical errors; and, five levels of scaffolded composition instruction: modeled, shared, interactive, guided, and independent writing. For language arts enthusiasts in which their focus is on writing or teaching writing.

Author Biography

Gail E. Tompkins is a Professor at California State University, Fresno, in the Department of Literacy and Early Education.

Table of Contents

Process And Product
Teaching Children to Write
Writing Workshop
Writing Strategies and Skills
Writers' Tools
Assessing Students' Writing
Writing Genres
Journal Writing
Letter Writing
Descriptive Writing
Biographical Writing
Expository Writing
Narrative Writing
Poetry Writing
Persuasive Writing
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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