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ISBN: 0929895193

ISBN13: 9780929895192

Listen to This: Developing an Ear for Expository

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Help your students develop an aural sense of good expository writing. Read a short essay to your class, then teach the content of writing with the help of teaching notes and an expository primer. Includes twenty-one well-written writing samples for different grade levels. Included are newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor, poems, essays, and process descriptions. A wonderful enhancement to your writing process workshop. By the author...

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Developing an Ear for Expository

This is a great book for teachers of all grade levels. Many times, teaching resources dealing with reading and writing are too elementary for middle and high school teachers to use. This book gave great examples and strategies for teachers to use with their students of all grade levels. I am a high school teacher and found this book exceptional.

Mini writer's course

This book should be the textbook for "Teaching Writing" the course I wish I'd had in college. I only wish I could have found this book when I first started teaching in the primary grades. This book sums up the skills a teacher should include in teaching writing. Middle and high school teachers will find this book very appropriate for their students, too.This book will even be helpful to me in my writing for graduate work. I feel like I finally have a grasp on the "whole picture" of writing. Other books by this author are equally good. I've read "Teaching the Youngest Writers," which is especially good for kindergarten and first grade teachers.

Please do "Listen to This"

Exact and precise. The best short book on how to teach writing I've seen. I'm a literacy teacher and I ordered a copy for all 50 of my classroom and special teachers.

Easy to imitate, easy to understand

If you want one of those vague teaching books that assumes that students already possess a wealth of information, then do not purchase this one. This book is one of those rare teacher's resources that actually work. In other words, your students will improve with these techniques. So, how does this book work?An essay, or article is scrutinized, with all significant features delineated. These features are labelled and explained in clear terms. Students are then asked to write a similar piece, which exhibit the same features. This is a boon for the weak student who strugges to construct a simple paragraph. If the article under consideration quotes an authority, then that is what the student must do. If alliteration was used the student must try to imitate and so on. Therefore, the student that has always complained that they do not know what to write finds a structure that they can reproduce. With passing months these features the poor student can utilize into constructing credible essays. The competent student leaps ahead with the knowledge that various structures can be memorised and applied when the inspiration is missing. A terrific book when you want results.

A must have for writing teachers

I first saw this book at a regional reading conference and was drawn to it by the promise of what writing teachers search for - effective models. I was not disappointed. This text contains a welath of examples- letters, essays, and advertisements that range from purely informative to narrative and persuasive. The examples are appropriate to be used from middle school up.Each example is supported by teaching notes. These comments are thorough and link easily to the discussion of each example's literary merits. I found them helpful and thorough. In addition, the book begins with a 'writing primer' which contains useful tips and guidelines. As I read the book I was constantly thinking of lessons in which I could use the multitude of examples, tips, and ideas. I am very happy with my purchase and will recommend the title to colleagues.
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