Coaching Writing in Content Areas Write-for-Insight Strategies, Grades 6-12

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-08
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Coaching Writing in Content Areas: Write-for-Insight Strategies, Grades 6-12, Second Edition, is packed with practical, motivating strategies for making writing a tool for learning, and for integrating it into content area instruction. Designed to help new and veteran teachers work smarter, not harder, the book is written by William Strong, one of America#x19;s most respected writing instructors. The clear, personal voice of the book and its illustrative examples drawn from the work of expert teachers made the first edition a #x1C;thumbs-up#x1D; favorite with National Writing Project sites across the nation. This new edition expands these features, covers new strategies, and includes new samples of assignments, rubrics, and student writing throughout.

Author Biography

William Strong has worked in middle school and high school literacy instruction for over four decades. Besides presenting hundreds of workshops and many conference talks, he has authored a dozen books and teacher resources, including Coaching Writing: The Power of Guided Practice (Heinemann, 2001). Bill was the consulting author in composition for the Writer's Choice textbooks (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2001) and the series consultant for English Matters! (Grolier, 2000), and he served for ten years on the National Writing Project Advisory Board. In addition, Bill founded the Utah Writing Project at Utah State University and directed it for 25 years while also teaching courses in content area literacy, English education, and writing. Both his teaching and research have received college-level awards, and professional groups have honored him for his statewide leadership in pre-service and in-service teacher education. He enjoys downhill skiing, motorcycle touring, and working with school districts and National Writing Project sites. Readers can contact the author at Bill.Strong@usu.edu or wcstrong@msn.com.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. iii
Prefacep. vii
Forewordp. xix
Writing from the Inside Outp. 1
Remembered Writingp. 1
Narration as Knowledgep. 2
Prompting Narrativep. 3
Literacy Autobiographiesp. 6
Reflecting on Narrativep. 9
Content Area Examplesp. 10
Narrative Insightsp. 13
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 14
Challenging the Hidden Curriculump. 15
Teacher as Writerp. 15
Resistance to Writingp. 16
The Hidden Curriculum of Writingp. 17
Roots of the Hidden Curriculump. 18
Writing without Gradesp. 19
Note-Taking and Note-Makingp. 20
Resisting the Hidden Curriculump. 22
Making Learning Personalp. 24
Writing-to-Learn Samplesp. 26
Thinking Outside the Boxp. 28
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 29
Exploring Expressive Writingp. 30
Windows to the Heartp. 30
Opening Expressive Windowsp. 32
What If …?p. 32
Three Wordsp. 33
Take a Standp. 34
Lettersp. 34
˘You Are There÷ Scenesp. 34
Quotation Promptsp. 34
Guided Imageryp. 35
Dramatic Scenarios (Cases)p. 37
Role-Playingp. 39
Dialogue Writingp. 41
A Reader/Writer Dialoguep. 42
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 44
Tapping the Power of Metaphorp. 45
Valentine's Dayp. 45
The Power of Metaphorp. 46
Exercising Metaphorp. 48
More about Metaphorp. 50
Using Semantic Chartsp. 52
Using Pattern Poemsp. 53
Metaphors in Prosep. 57
Metaphors of Teachingp. 58
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 59
Helping Basic Writers Succeedp. 61
Basics of Good Teachingp. 61
Wall Text Basicsp. 63
Back to Human Basicsp. 63
Developing Transcribing Skillp. 66
Using Content-Based Dictationp. 67
Summarizing and Paraphrasingp. 68
Teaching Basics Strategicallyp. 71
Sentence-Combining Basicsp. 73
Workshop-Style Teachingp. 75
A Bridge to Literacyp. 77
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 79
Designing Assignments and Rubricsp. 80
Darth Vader in Actionp. 80
Assignments by Designp. 81
Assignments to Motivatep. 83
Ten Design Principlesp. 85
Context + RAFT = CRAFTp. 86
Case Study of an Assignmentp. 89
Content Area Writing Tasksp. 92
Creating Propagandap. 92
Ultimate Frisbeep. 93
˘Healthy Choice÷ Meal Proposalp. 94
Website Design Proposalp. 95
Darth Vader Revisitedp. 96
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 97
Managing the Writing Processp. 99
Coaching Writingp. 99
Visualizing the Writing Processp. 100
Understanding the Modelp. 102
Guiding Cycle 1 Activities (Prewriting)p. 104
Guiding Cycle 2 Activities (Revising)p. 106
Prompting Self-Assessmentp. 109
Strategy 1 (Reading Aloud)p. 111
Strategy 2 (Reading Imaginatively)p. 111
Strategy 3 (Rereading with Care)p. 111
Bumps in Process Teachingp. 111
Managing Collaborative Writingp. 113
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 114
Coaching and Judging Writingp. 116
Responding to Writingp. 116
Thinking About Assessmentp. 118
Coaching versus Judgingp. 118
Getting Ready to Coachp. 119
Principle 1 (Models)p. 120
Principle 2 (Rubrics)p. 120
Principle 3 (Response)p. 120
Up-Front Coachingp. 121
Coaching as Responsep. 122
Audiotape Coachingp. 124
Getting Ready to Judgep. 125
Judging Portfoliosp. 127
Coaching as a Lifetime Sportp. 128
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 129
Researching Outside the Boxp. 131
A Research Storyp. 131
Personalized Researchp. 133
The Saturation Reportp. 134
A Student Saturation Reportp. 136
The I-Search Paperp. 137
Multigenre Research Projectp. 140
Challenging Advanced Studentsp. 143
Traditional Guided Researchp. 145
The Problem of Fakeryp. 146
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 147
Writing in a Digital Worldp. 148
Cultural Dividep. 148
iPod Inspirationp. 149
WebQuest Nationp. 150
PowerPoint Pedagogyp. 152
A Gift of Glogsp. 154
Guerrilla Journalismp. 156
Classroom Demonstrationp. 158
Blogging Basicsp. 159
Exploratory First Stepsp. 161
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 163
Epilogue: Revisiting Insightp. 164
Listening to Studentsp. 164
Coaching with Insightp. 165
Leveling with Studentsp. 166
The ˘Writing Next÷ Reportp. 167
Listening to Researchp. 169
Write-for-Insight Activityp. 170
Literacy Autobiography Case Studyp. 171
Bob Tierney's Concept-Trigger Wordsp. 174
Macie Wolfe's Cubing Activityp. 177
Graphic Organizersp. 179
Content Area Writing Assignmentsp. 184
Referencesp. 190
Indexp. 193
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