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NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

This document provides a clear foundation for all teachers of writing.  WriterKey supports each of the beliefs both in the formative process described and in the challenges that must be met by both teacher and learner. The underlying belief in the capacity of teachers to improve student writing in critical.  Access this belief statement HERE

 

Article by the Writing Study Group of the NCTE Executive Committee, November 2004

 

 

 

Organic Writing Assessment: Dynamic Criteria Mapping in Action

In this book, Kelly Gallagher argues convincingly that the role of the writing teacher must evovle to meet the demands of today's students. Consistent with WriterKey, the author suggests how to be more effective in giving feedback to students. He also distinguishes between craft and editing and how teachers should teach and provide feedback to students. We think this book is indespensible to today's thoughtful writing teacher.

 

You can find more about this book: here at Amazon

 

Search: Kelly Gallagher for more information on his ideas.

Messy Editing Marks and Other Obstacles to Productive Feedback

Teachers rely on a combination of written comments and conferences to provide feedback and guidance with student work-in-progress, but White conducted reasearch to challenge the productiveness of this effort. Finding included that written comments make it too easy to mark every element that needs work rather than highlight a few key points for the student to focus on. Teachers often struggled to limit comments and to avoid overloading  students and making feedback ineffective, as this research other composition studies show. Students get overwhelmed by extensive comments 

 

White, Edward M. 2006. Assigning, Responding, Evaluating: A Writing Teacher’s Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 

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ISBN 9780312439309.

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About WriterKey

WriterKey® is an online application designed to improve the teaching, learning and assessment of writing across the curriculum. Our rich set of tools and features are part of a formative system for writing improvement. Explore the site to learn more.


Related Product:

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