This text draws on interviews, assignments, field notes, and observations from a flipped writing methodology course conducted with preservice elementary teachers in the US. In doing so, the text powerfully illustrates the benefits of using flipped methodologies in K-6 instruction to engage students, teachers, and families in authentic writing practices.
Engaging Teachers, Students, and Families in K-6 Writing Instruction demonstrates the use of flipped writing methodologies to engage preservice teachers in literacy instruction, increase their confidence as writers, and bolster their understanding and application of pedagogical content knowledge. In turn, this underpins teachers’ ability to teach writing as an authentic, purpose-driven, audience-focused process. In particular, chapters explore effective teaching strategies including writing clinics, writing contests, and family literacy sessions which encourage writing development within a community of students, teachers, families, and authors.
This text will be an engaging and informative guide for educational researchers, teacher educators, and preservice and inservice teachers looking to develop effective flipped writing pedagogies to support educators, students, and families.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Preservice Teachers Unprepared to Teach Writing: I Hate Writing and You Want Me to Teach Students to Write? Part 1: Consuming Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Writing through Flipped Learning 1. Teacher Educators Use Flipped Learning: Writing Shoulder to Shoulder 2. Flipped Writing Methodology Course: Somersaulting Through the Process 3. Writing Workshop: Writing for One Person to Make the Impossible Possible Part 2: Applying Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Writing through Academic Service Learning 4. Teach Writing: Connecting with Students and Families through Writing Clinics 5. Celebrate Writing: Connecting Students, Families, and Published Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators through Writing Events 6. Evaluate Writing: Discovering Authentic Learning Opportunities through Writing Contests Part 3: Transferring Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Writing to Future Classrooms 7. Transfer Flipped Learning Opportunities: Building Home/School Connections Virtually 8. Transfer Writing Pedagogy: Becoming An Agent of Change in the Elementary Writing Classroom 9. Conclusion: Teach Writing
Danielle L. DeFauw is Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, USA.