A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

Paperback | July 15, 2001

byErika Lindemann, Daniel Anderson

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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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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 ...

Erika Lindemann is at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Format:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130456

ISBN - 13:9780195130454

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Table of Contents

One: The Composing Process1. Why Teach Writing?2. What is Writing?3. What Does the Process Involve?Two: Rhetorical Theory and Practice4. 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 Techniques8. Shaping Discourse9. Teaching Paragraphing10. Teaching About Sentences11. Teaching About Words12. Teaching RewritingThree: Teaching as Rhetoric13. Developing Writing Assignments14. Responding to Student Writing15. Designing Writing Courses16. Teaching Writing with ComputersAfterwordSome Important Dates in the History of Compositio and RhetoricA Selected BibliographyList of Works CitedIndex

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"A valuable book for its outstanding coverage of the history of composition, its relation to other fields, and its concrete presentation of classroom pedagogy."--Greg Jacob, Portland State University