Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas
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Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas

Second Edition


© 2009 | 176 pages | Corwin

"Filled with easy-to-implement ideas, clearly explained. This book helps teachers differentiate with confidence. I absolutely recommend it to ALL teachers."
—Steve Knobl, Principal
Gulf High School, New Port Richey, FL

"Chapman and King have done it again. The new edition has so many new activities and strategies for teachers to help students become motivated to write and become better writers!"
—Linda Prichard, PreK/Fifth-Grade Instructional Specialist
Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro, TN

Use writing as a tool for helping students master content!

Every classroom is made up of students at different levels of proficiency in writing. This concise guide helps teachers work with each student's unique skills and needs so that the student learns to apply information, demonstrate content mastery, think creatively and critically, and solve real-world problems through writing.

This updated edition of a best-selling book offers explicit strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers. The authors address how to create a climate for writing, use flexible groupings, differentiate instruction, and assess student writing. Offering new strategies and activities for effective writing instruction, this second edition:

  • Covers informational text writing and critical thinking skills
  • Includes guidance for working with English language learners
  • Discusses current research about writing and learning
  • Offers expanded coverage of assessment methods and tools

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas provides educators with the tools they need to address students' writing and learning needs across different grade levels, developmental stages, and learning styles.

 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
Infusing Writing in the Content Areas  
Writing and the Brain  
Rationale for Writing in the Content Areas  
Turn On the Writer  
Every Teacher Is a Writing Teacher: The Power Is Yours!  
 
2. Creating a Climate for Writing
Establishing the Effective Writing Environment  
Create a Safe and Positive Atmosphere  
Creating a Physical Environment for Writing  
Razzmatazz to Thingamajigs  
Find the Write Spot  
Assessing the Physical Writing Climate  
Summary  
 
3. Knowing the Writer
Stages of a Writer  
Diagnosing the Writing Characters  
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences  
4. Differentiating the Writing Process and Flexible Groupings  
Immerse Students in the Writer's Craft  
Types of Writing  
The Block Party  
The Writing Process  
Step 1: Getting Started: Prewriting  
Step 2: Sloppy Copy: First Draft  
Step 3: Hamming It Up: Revision  
Step 4: Turning It Up: Editing  
Step 5: Neat Sheet: Final Copy  
Step 6: Publishing: Sharing and Celebrating  
Flexible Grouping  
Summary  
 
5. Instructional Strategies and Activities for the Differentiated Writing Classroom
Teaching Writing Strategy Strategically  
Informational Text Writing and Critical Thinking  
Writing Strategies for ELL Learners  
Differentiating Writing With Formats and Genres  
Planning for Individual Needs  
Writing Strategies  
Writing From A to Z  
 
6. Planning, Assessing, and Evaluating Writing
Lesson Planning Model for Writing in the Content Areas  
Effective Assessment Tools  
 
References
 
Index

"Chapman and King make the teaching of writing transparent and accessible to practitioners, who can then develop coherent, engaging, and developmentally appropriate lessons to ensure that all (not some) students are writers! This book will be a useful tool to teacher mentors, staff developers, principals, and teacher leaders working with beginning staff. It will be a useful guide to learning communities that are looking for strategies to build competency in targeted skill areas. I'm personally going to keep a copy in my office so that when I am having a pre- or post-observation conference with a teacher, I can make references to teaching strategies, assessment templates, or ways to determine student strengths and needs."

Margarete Couture, Principal
South Seneca Central School District, Interlaken, NY

"A ready classroom reference for every teacher. The book is a blend of delightful humor, current research, and best practice that entices both the learner to reach for excellence as an empowered writer and the teacher to impart the knowledge and skills of the craft."

Barb Keating, Principal
FW Howay Community School, New Westminster, BC, Canada

"Filled with easy-to-implement ideas, clearly explained. This book helps teachers differentiate with confidence. I absolutely recommend it to ALL teachers."

Steve Knobl, Principal
Gulf High School, New Port Richey, FL

"Chapman and King have done it again. The new edition has so many new activities and strategies for teachers to help students become motivated to write and become better writers! These authors truly understand learners and working with different learners and their varying needs in writing. Their ideas are easy to use and they produce results!"

Linda Prichard, PreK/Fifth-Grade Instructional Specialist
Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro, TN

"It is refreshing to see the content so thoroughly covered with both theory and practical applications. Chapman and King do a wonderful job of showing how a teacher can differentiate all aspects of the writing process so that students can become authors. They also show how every teacher can be a teacher of writing! The book is not only easy to read, but the activities are easy to implement in any discipline."

Jolene Dockstader, Seventh-Grade Language Arts Teacher
Jerome Middle School, ID

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