Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product by Gail E. TompkinsTeaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product by Gail E. Tompkins

Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product

byGail E. Tompkins

Paperback | December 29, 2010

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This best selling text by Gail Tompkins thoroughly examines genres and instructional procedures with a strong new focus on differentiating instruction to ensure success for all writing students. New chapters on the writer's craft and on writing across the curriculum offer detailed information on the six traits of good writing as well as writing in content areas, and new features provide insight into teaching English learners and using technology meaningfully in the writing classroom.
  Gail E. Tompkins   After teaching writing for more than 30 years at elementary through university levels, Gail E. Tompkins is now a full-time writer. “I’ve always liked to write,” Dr. Tompkins explains. “My Dad was an Army officer, stationed in post-war Germany when I was four.  I remember sitting beside my mother at the kitchen t...
Title:Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and ProductFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:December 29, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132484811

ISBN - 13:9780132484817

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Table of Contents


Part 1 The Process

1. The Writing Process                                      

2. Developing Strategic Writers

3. The Writer's Craft 

4. Assessing Writing


Part 2 The Product

5. Personal Writing

6. Descriptive Writing

7. Poetry Writing

8. Narrative Writing

9. Expository Writing

10. Biographical Writing

11. Persuasive Writing

12. Writing Across the Curriculum 


Editorial Reviews

One of the primary strengths of the Tompkins text is that the full range of genres taught in K-8 settings is represented, giving novice teachers an idea of the many kinds of writing they can use to strengthen their students’ content literacy. My beginning teachers love this text! Nikola Hobbel, Humboldt State University   There is much good, practical advice here for teachers — very accurate and on-target, lots of good assessment tools. If only my teachers had taught me poetry with this book! Mayra Daniel, Northern Illinois University   This is an excellent book. This edition is a significant improvement that has not lost any of the original efficacy. The balance, level headedness combined with “just enough” research support are excellent. Guy Tranin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln   The examples are appropriate and lively — each example thoroughly explains the concept further for the reader. The rubrics and checklists for writing are great. Karla Broadus, University of Texas, San Antonio   The use of the classroom as a basis for examples is helpful and the figures used to illustrate bring the information together. All of the step by step sections help to bring the content of the text into practice. Varied grade levels represented throughout help to make this text effective for teacher candidates who are contemplating teaching at different levels. Gail Brown, Randolph College