Education

The Argument Writing Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 801

In order for students to write effective arguments, they need to read good arguments. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective arguments and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce high-interest topics to students to get them interested and engaged in argument writing. Teach students to look at multiple sides of an issue and critically evaluate evidence to construct informed, defensible arguments. Make argument writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of argument writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography which links the concepts in this book to the corresponding Common Core State Standards. Blank templates are also available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).
Education

The Multimedia Writing Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 723

The Multimedia Writing Toolkit demonstrates how, by drawing on students’ interest in and familiarity with technology, you can integrate multimedia to maximize the potential of writing instruction. In eight concise chapters, author Sean Ruday identifies and describes simple, common forms of multimedia that upper-elementary and middle school students can use to improve their argument, informational, and narrative writing and critical thinking. You’ll learn how to: Incorporate multimedia into argument, informational, and narrative writing through students’ use of video topic trailers, online discussion boards, webpages, and more. Evaluate students on effective use of multimedia through easy-to-follow rubrics and explicitly articulated learning goals. Understand more fully the key forms of multimedia through user-friendly overviews and explanations; you don’t need to be a "techie" teacher to use these strategies! Overcome possible obstacles to the integration of multimedia in the classroom by learning from the author’s concrete, first-hand examples and instructional recommendations. This book is complete with resources designed to provide you with extra support, including reproducible classroom-appropriate charts and forms, links to key web-based content discussed in the book, and a guide for teachers and administrators interested in using the book for group-based professional development. With The Multimedia Writing Toolkit, you’ll have a clear game plan for encouraging your students to become more engaged, technologically savvy learners. Bonus: Blank templates of the handouts are available as printable eResources on our website (www.routledge.com/9781138200111).
Education

The Narrative Writing Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 139

In order for students to write effective narratives, they need to read good narratives. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make narrative writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach elementary and middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective narratives and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce your students to the key features of a successful narrative, such as engaging the reader, organizing an event sequence, and crafting a strong conclusion. Assess students’ writing by evaluating the specific attributes of an effective narrative. Make narrative writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of narrative writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. Encourage students to incorporate technology and multimedia as they craft their narratives. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography with mentor text suggestions and links to the Common Core. You’ll also find a study guide that will help you use this book for professional development with colleagues. Bonus: Blank templates of the handouts are available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).
Education

The Argument Writing Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 647

In order for students to write effective arguments, they need to read good arguments. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective arguments and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce high-interest topics to students to get them interested and engaged in argument writing. Teach students to look at multiple sides of an issue and critically evaluate evidence to construct informed, defensible arguments. Make argument writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of argument writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography which links the concepts in this book to the corresponding Common Core State Standards. Blank templates are also available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).
Education

The Common Core Grammar Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 293

The Common Core’s language standards can seem overwhelming—students need to learn specific, complex grammar rules at each grade level. The Common Core Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! In this comprehensive guide, author Sean Ruday shows how you can make grammar instruction fun and meaningful. You will learn how to... Teach the Common Core’s language standards for grades 9–12 by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool. Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action. Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning. The book thoroughly covers how to teach the Common Core’s language standards for grades 9-12, on topics such as varying syntax for effect, using domain-specific words and phrases, analyzing nuances in word meanings, using semicolons to link related clauses, and more. You’ll learn how to present each of these grammar rules to your students as tools that will help them improve their writing. You’ll also find resources designed to provide you with extra support, including reproducible classroom-ready charts and forms, an annotated bibliography of suggested mentor texts for each grammar rule, and a guide for teachers and administrators interested in using the book for group-based professional development. With The Common Core Grammar Toolkit, you’ll have a clear game plan for encouraging your students to use language more purposefully and effectively.
Education

The Academic Writer's Toolkit

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 709

Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the “turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Berger’s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.
Foreign Language Study

Argumentative Writing in a Second Language

Author: Alan R. Hirvela

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 279

View: 557

Argumentative Writing in a Second Language is a collection on teaching argumentative writing, offering multiple vantage points drawn from the contributors' own teaching and research experiences. The value of learning how to compose argumentative texts cannot be overstated, and yet, very little attention has been allocated to the equally important topic of how argumentation is or can be taught in the L2 context. Thus, this volume shifts attention to teachers and argumentative writing instruction, especially within increasingly common multimodal and digital literacy settings. While doing so, it provides a comprehensive, wide-ranging view of the L2 argumentative writing landscape within an instructional lens. Part I of the volume is topic-oriented and focuses on explorations of important issues and perspectives, while Part II features several chapters reporting classroom-based studies of a variety of instructional approaches that expand our understanding of how argumentative writing can be taught. The book will be of value to pre-service and in-service teachers in varying instructional contexts, as well as teacher educators and L2 writing scholars/researchers.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Language Toolkit 4

Author: Andrea Hayes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 179

View: 601

Language Toolkit 4 is a workbook for middle secondary students to support the development of language and literacy skills through various communication modes. Students will develop the skills they need to read, view, listen and speak, and to write and create their own texts in a variety of contexts and for a variety of audiences and purposes.With a strong focus on visual grammar and multimodal texts, the workbook's units are organised around different text types that provide a context for the development of language skills. • Grammatical rules are clearly and simply explained • Comprehension, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary exercises build language and literacy skills • Spelling tests and dictionary exercises encourage vocabulary development confidence • Revision exercises allow students to review their progress and strengthen their understanding and confidence from one unit to the next.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Language Toolkit for New Zealand 4

Author: Andrea Hayes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 179

View: 753

"The Language Toolkit for New Zealand 4 encourages students to explore and practise how language works in a variety of contexts and for a variety of audiences. The full-colour workbooks incorporate New Zealand and international references that combine to give students a wider study of literature: Different text types - including literary, Shakespearean, information, persuasive, visual, oral and multimodal texts - form the basis of each unit and provide a context for the development of language skills; Each comprehensive unit integrates the development of language and literacy skills - including grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary - across the key learning areas: Visual literacy elements are incorporated to engage today's students. These full-colour workbooks draw on a wide range of New Zealand references, articles, topics and contexts."--Publisher description.
Business & Economics

Communications Toolkit

Author: Jane Grellier

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 704

The Communications Toolkit contains practical advice, tips and strategies to enable learners to develop the communication skills needed to be successful students. The text helps students make a successful transition to tertiary studies, develop effective research skills for their discipline, approach academic writing with confidence, refine their writing skills, and enhance their face-to-face communication experience. This new edition includes more information than ever on active listening and dealing with conflict, while taking into account the changing nature of university studies as more and more students study and take courses online. New examples of online students’ communication work and new coverage of the communication challenges students face when going to university via an online channel deals with this diversity. The direct, inclusive, motivational and student-friendly text addresses both individual students and those working in seminar or workshop groups, and provides activities for both types of student throughout the book. The new CourseMate Express website offers students resources for learning and revision, making this the strongest communications textbook in the market today.