Teaching Academic Literacy provides a unique outlook on a first-year writing program's evolution by bringing together a group of related essays that analyze, from various angles, how theoretical concepts about writing actually operate in real students' writing. Based on the beginning writing program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a course that asks students to consider what it means to be a literate member of a community, the essays in the collection explore how students become (and what impedes their progress in becoming) authorities in writing situations. Key features of this volume include: * demonstrations of how research into specific teaching problems (e.g., the problem of authority in beginning writers' work) can be conducted by examining student work through a variety of lenses such as task interpretation, collaboration, and conference, so that instructors can understand what factors influence students, and can then use what they have learned to reshape their teaching practices; * adaptability of theory and research to develop a course that engages basic writers with challenging ideas; * a model of how a large writing program can be administered, particularly in regards to the integration of research and curriculum development; and * integration of literary and composition theories.
Authors: Katherine L. Weese, Stephen L. Fox, Stuart Greene
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-02-01 - Publisher: Routledge
Teaching Academic Literacy provides a unique outlook on a first-year writing program's evolution by bringing together a group of related essays that analyze, from various angles, how theoretical concepts about writing actually operate in real students' writing. Based on the beginning writing program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-06 - Publisher: Routledge
Negotiating Academic Literacies: Teaching and Learning Across Languages and Cultures is a cross-over volume in the literature between first and second language/literacy. This anthology of articles brings together different voices from a range of publications and fields and unites them in pursuit of an understanding of how academic ways of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-01 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to academic literacy instruction and their underpinning theories, as well as a synthesis of the debate on academic literacy over the past 20 years. The author argues that the main existing instructional models are inadequate to cater for diverse student populations, and
Authors: Caroline Coffin, Mary Jane Curry, Sharon Goodman, Ann Hewings, Theresa Lillis, Joan Swann
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-26 - Publisher: Routledge
Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit'
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Academic literacy for education students is an accessible textbook which teaches reading and writing skills, particularly within the academic environment. The book will equip students to use a range of linguistic practices that they will need for their education studies, with a view to entering the teaching profession. Rather than