A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

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ONE: THE COMPOSING PROCESS; 1. Why Teach Writing?; 2. What is Writing?; 3. What Does the Process Involve?; TWO: RHETORICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE; 4. What Do Teachers Need to Know About Rhetoric?; 5. What Do Teachers Need to Know About Linguistics?; 6. What Do Teachers Need to Know About Cognition?; 7. Prewriting Techniques; 8. Shaping Discourse; 9. Teaching Paragraphing; 10. Teaching About Sentences; 11. Teaching About Words; 12. Teaching Rewriting; THREE: TEACHING AS RHETORIC; 13. Developing Writing Assignments; 14. Responding to Student Writing; 15. Designing Writing Courses; 16. Teaching Writing with Computers; Afterword; Some Important Dates in the History of Compositio and Rhetoric; A Selected Bibliography; List of Works Cited; Index
From answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a newchapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing. Describing in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that underlies composition teaching, it opens with chapters onprewriting techniques, organizing material, paragraphing, sentence structure, words, and revising that show teachers how to lead students through composing. Sections on writing workshops, collaborative learning, and instructional technology reflect current views of writing as a social interaction.Chapters on rhetoric, cognition, and linguistics explain theoretical principles that support classroom practices and make teachers' performances more effective. Treating both the theory and practice of writing, this classic book encourages teachers to adopt the methods that best meet their students' needs and to develop a style of teaching based on informed decisions. It provides an extensive updated bibliography--including useful Web sites as well asimportant books and articles--and an updated table of important dates in the history of composition. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, 4/e, offers both prospective and seasoned writing teachers convenient access to influential scholarship in the field and inspires them to examine what it means toteach well.

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Autor: Erika Lindemann
ISBN-13 :: 9780195130454
ISBN: 0195130456
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2001
Gewicht: 522g
Seiten: 366
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 00004, Fourth
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 234x160x18 mm
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