Write Ways, now in its 4th edition, is a comprehensive and practical resource for pre-service and in-service teachers on the writing process and how to teach text types.
Your best text types resource, from the lecturer theatre to the classroom Write Ways is a practical, user-friendly text for both teacher education students and practicing teachers. It explains how to teach students to write in all the major text types-not only in English, but across the curriculum-and provides clear, useful examples of classroom practice, planning and assessment. New to this editionReferences to the Australian CurriculumIncreased focus on grammar, multiliteracies, literacy practices and teaching focuses at whole text, paragraph, clause, sentence, word group and word levelMore emphasis on multiliteracies, critical literacy and ICT, and how these look in classroom practiceICT margin notes suggesting how to use technology to teach text typesAll new sample units at the end of chapters 6 to 16. Theseinclude multiple sequences that enable teachers to adapt teaching focuses to specific teaching purposes and student needs across many year levels are developed around the threads within specific sub-strands of the Australian Curriculum: English rather than narrow year-level content descriptions, thus enabling teachers to tailor their instruction to individual students and plot student learningencourage engagement with a variety of text formats, from paper-based to multimodal demonstrate the interrelatedness of speaking and listening, reading and viewing, and writing.More on programming and planning, including suggestions for how to use the Australian Curriculum: English for planning in both primary and secondary contexts, how to link assessment to teaching, and how to support students as they write.
Lesley Wing Jan is an independent educational consultant who has taught at all levels of primary school and in tertiary settings.
Preface Acknowledgments Part One: Preparation
Write Ways, now in its 4th edition, is a comprehensive and practical resource for pre-service and in-service teachers on the writing process and how to teach text types.It provides teacher teachers with information and strategies they can draw on when observing their students and their writing; assessing their progress; providing timely and explicit feedback; and planning focussed teaching and learning sequences so that students develop as thoughtful, competent and engaged writers.
Comprehensive text which provides everything teachers need to teach text types Well-structured, easy to read and understand - especially important for pre-service teachers who are trying to come to terms with new technical terms and professional language across a number of key learning areas A favorite resource for teacher education students who are interested in books that will serve them during their degrees as well as in their own classrooms upon graduation Moves well between theory and practice to highlight a range of important and useful concepts and to provide practical examples of classroom practice and planning âThink and Linkâ questions throughout each chapter, which ask readers to think about related topics and how they connect Fully revised and updated content and examples, including links with Australian Curriculum: English More focus on grammar multi-literacies, literacy practices and teaching focuses at whole text, paragraph, clause, sentence, word group and word level More emphasis on multi-modal and digital texts Sample Units in chapters 6-16 are very useful to demonstrate application of the ideas and all have been re-written for this edition New 'ICT' margin notes