Using Technology to Improve Adolescent Writing

Reihe
Allyn & Bacon
Autor
Liz C Stephens / Kerry H. Ballast
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
1
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
224
Erschienen
Februar 2010
ISBN13
9780131587359
ISBN
0131587358
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Description

 

Incorporate technology into your writing lessons and captivate the interest of your adolescents (or digital natives) with the guidance of Liz Stephens and Kerry Ballast.

 

Teaching writing in the secondary classroom has dramatically changed. The majority of today's middle and high school students are using a digital platform and the read-write web for daily communication, often IM-ing (instant messaging), text-ing, (text messaging), and posting blogs, photos, and videos to their personal websites (such as MySpace and Facebook on the Web 2.0). To capture these digital natives' attention in the classroom and develop good writing skills for life, Stephens and Ballast guide teachers in how to successfully implement technology for writing across the curriculum and create engaging lesson plans. They outline four frames of writing-inside writing, responsive writing, purposeful writing, and social action writing-and present student-centered and inquiry-based reading/writing lessons to connect real-world writing to content area standards. The result is a state-of the-art resource for helping teachers teach every student to write inside and outside of the classroom.

Features

  • Presents four frames of writing--inside writing, responsive writing, purposeful writing, and social action writing--and each chapter includes an example of how to implement a specific frame in a core subject area.
  • Incorporates research-proven reading/writing strategies for developing literacy in the content areas.
  • Includes a "good lesson" and a digital model "make-over lesson" to guide teachers in how to incorporate technology writing into lesson plans.
  • Offers strategies for adapting elements of the make-over lesson for multiple content areas at the end of each chapter.
  • Features book club discussion questions at the end of every chapter to advance learning.

 

Back Cover

Liz Stephens and Kerry Ballast

Using Technology to Improve Adolescent Writing:

Digital Make-Overs for Writing Lessons

 

 Are you a middle or high school teacher who would like to captivate the interest of your adolescents?

 

Then Using Technology to Improve Adolescent Writing is your answer! In this new book, Liz Stephens and Kerry Ballast guide teachers in successfully implementing technology for writing across the curriculum while helping adolescents develop life-long writing skills. In their book, the authors outline four frames of writing: inside, responsive, purposeful, and social action. The student-centered, inquiry-based model connects real-world online writing with content area standards in reading and writing to help teachers teach every student to write in and out of school.

 

“The material covered in the text is accurate and reflects current thinking and appropriate research in the field.”

-Dr. Heather E. Bruce, U. Montana, Department of English Language Arts, Missoula, MT

 

“It is easy to read and understand, practical and usable. There is a glossary, bibliographical information and references, discussion questions and acronym information in each chapter. I will not only use these examples but be happy to recommend this publication to my colleagues on all levels of teaching. How refreshing”

-Dianne Tkach,Adjunct Professor, U. Vermont, Department of Continuing Education,  Burlington, VT

 

Liz Campbell Stephens teaches graduate courses in Educational Technology and is Director of the Office of Educator Preparation at Texas State University-San Marcos. She serves on the National Writing Project's Board of Directors and was Director of the Central Texas Writing Project for 11 years. She co-authored Technology, Reading, and Language Arts and has written numerous chapters and papers on technology and literacy.  Liz is former high school English teacher and brings that experience to her work as a teacher educator, federal programs director, and consultant. Her research has centered on literacy, technology, and teacher education.

 

Kerry Ballast is a Teacher Consultant for the Central Texas Writing Project and a secondary English language arts teacher with 14 years classroom experience. She has worked with students in grades 6-12 to explore various forms of writing, both traditional and digital.

 

  

Author

Liz Campbell Stephens teaches graduate courses in Educational Technology and is Director of the Office of Educator Preparation at Texas State University-San Marcos. She serves on the National Writing Project's Board of Directors and was Director of the Central Texas Writing Project for 11 years. She co-authored Technology, Reading, and Language Arts and has written numerous chapters and papers on technology and literacy.  Liz is former high school English teacher and brings that experience to her work as a teacher educator, federal programs director, and consultant. Her research has centered on literacy, technology, and teacher education.

 

Kerry Ballast is a Teacher Consultant for the Central Texas Writing Project and a secondary English language arts teacher with 14 years classroom experience. She has worked with students in grades 6-12 to explore various forms of writing, both traditional and digital.

Reader Review(s)

“The material covered in the text is accurate and reflects current thinking and appropriate research in the field.”

-Dr. Heather E. Bruce, U. Montana, Department of English Language Arts, Missoula, MT

 

“It is easy to read and understand, practical and usable. There is a glossary, bibliographical information and references, discussion questions and acronym information in each chapter. I will not only use these examples but be happy to recommend this publication to my colleagues on all levels of teaching. How refreshing”

-Dianne Tkach,Adjunct Professor, U. Vermont, Department of Continuing Education,  Burlington, VT