Preparing To Teach Writing: Research, Theory, And Practice by James D. WilliamsPreparing To Teach Writing: Research, Theory, And Practice by James D. Williams

Preparing To Teach Writing: Research, Theory, And Practice

byJames D. WilliamsEditorJames D. Williams

Paperback | November 2, 2014

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Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Editionis a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle,  secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and prospective writing teachers need the information and strategies this text provides to be effective and well prepared for the many challenges they will face in the classroom.


  • Current'combines discussions and references to foundational studies that helped define the field of rhetoric and composition, with updated research, theories, and applications
  • Research based'thorough examination of relevant research in education, literacy, cognition, linguistics, and grammar
  • Steadfast adherence to best practices based on how students learn and on how to provide the most effective writing instruction
  • A Companion Website provides sample assignments and student papers that can be analyzed using the research and theory presented in the text.
James D. Williamsis Professor of Rhetoric & Linguistics, Soka University, USA.
Title:Preparing To Teach Writing: Research, Theory, And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 2, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415640571

ISBN - 13:9780415640572

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents
Part I:  Research and Theory
Chapter One:  Classical Foundations of Modern Writing Instruction 
Chapter Two:  The Modern Period 
Chapter Three:  Reading and Writing 
Chapter Four:  Public Schools and College: 
Chapter Five:  Grammar and Writing 
Chapter Six:  English Language Learners and Writing 
Chapter Seven:  Dialects 
Part II:  Writing Pedagogy 
Chapter Eight:  Best Practices 
Chapter Nine:  Writing Assignments 
Chapter Ten:  Assessing Writing