3rd Edition

Writing Under Control

ISBN 9780415484046
Published August 13, 2009 by Routledge
280 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Now in its third edition and reflecting changes in the Primary National Strategy, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to key issues in the teaching of writing. Strongly rooted in classroom practice, the book includes:

    • the history, theory and practice of teaching writing
    • children writing in and out of school
    • EAL and gender issues in writing
    • the development of writing across the years of the primary school
    • planning classroom routines and organising resources
    • balancing the composition and transcription elements in writing
    • monitoring and assessing writing
    • meeting individual needs
    • managing specific learning difficulties in writing, such as dyslexia

With its companion Reading under Control (also in its third edition), this book provides undergraduate and postgraduate teachers with comprehensive guidance for the teaching of literacy.

Table of Contents

Contents  Contributors  Introduction  Acknowledgements  1. From Copying to Creation: the teaching of writing before the 1980s Pat Pinsent  2. Process, Genre, Strategy, Framework: Three Decades of Development in the Teaching of Writing Rebecca Bunting  3. "This is different writing": the world outside the classroom in children’s texts Kimberly Safford  4. The Writing Journey Fiona Collins and Anne Washtell  5. Routines and Resources Anne Washtell  6. Composition Fiona M. Collins  7. Transcription: Spelling, Punctuation and Handwriting Alison Kelly  8. Monitoring and Assessing Writing Liz Laycock  9. Meeting Individual Needs Judith Graham 10. Specific Learning Difficulties in Writing Cathy Svensson


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Judith Graham recently retired as a Principal Lecturer from Roehampton University.

Alison Kelly is Subject Leader for English Education (primary) at Roehampton University, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.