At a time when long-treasured forms of the printed word compete with technology for the time and attention of children and adolescents, it is critical for teachers to help students respond to the written word and to master the craft of writing. Perspectives on Writing provides a foundation for the design of more effective classroom practice for teaching reading and writing. This volume brings together the contributions of several prominent scholars, who present significant theory and research on the development of writing, writing and reading relationships, the development of competence, classroom practice, and the assessment of writing. You'll also find a review of literature on class size, including IRA's resolution on the issue, and a recommended reading list with an annotated bibliography.
Published by International Reading Association
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Developoment of Writing. J.R. Hayes, A New Framework for Understanding Cognition and Affect in Writing. A.H. Dyson, Writing and the Sea of Voices: Oral Language in, Around, and About Writing. J.A. Schickedanz, Emergent Writing: A Discussion of the Sources of Our Knowledge. A.N. Applebee, Alternative Models of Writing Development. Part II: Writing and Reading Relationships. J.A. Langer, S. Flihan, Writing and Reading Relationships: Constructive Tasks. B.B. Armbruster, Responding to Informative Prose. Part III: Development of Competence. D.D. Johnson, Just the Right Word: Vocabulary and Writing. R.E. Hodges, Mental Processes and the Conventions of Writing: Spelling, Punctuation, Handwriting. Part IV: Classroom Practice. R.T. Vacca, J.A.L. Vacca, Writing Across the Curriculum. J. Flood, D. Lapp, Teaching Writing in Urban Schools: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Resources, and the Missing Links--Management and Grouping. C. Daiute, Writing and Communication Technologies. Part V: Assessment of Writing. R.C. Calfee, Writing Portfolios: Activity, Assessment, Authenticity. Appendices: E.J. Farrell, J.M. Jensen, Rhetoric and Research on Class Size. International Reading Association Resolution on Class-Size Reduction. S.E Dietrich, M. Harrington, Recommended Reading.