Write Ways eBook

Fourth Edition

Lesley Wing Jan

Write Ways eBook

Fourth Edition

Lesley Wing Jan

ISBN:

9780190304072

Binding:

Ebook

Published:

8 Oct 2015

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$83.99 NZD

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Description

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 edition
  • References to the Australian Curriculum
  • Increased focus on grammar, multiliteracies, literacy practices and teaching focuses at whole text, paragraph, clause, sentence, word group and word level
  • More emphasis on multiliteracies, critical literacy and ICT, and how these look in classroom practice
  • ICT margin notes suggesting how to use technology to teach text types
  • All new sample units at the end of chapters 6 to 16. These
    • include 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 learning
    • encourage 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.

Contents

Sample Units 
PART 1: PREPARATION 1
CHAPTER 1: LITERACY, LANGUAGE AND LEARNING
Defining literacy and multiliteracies 
Literacy practices 
Language and learning 
Conditions for literacy learning 
Supporting learners 
Differentiating instruction 
CHAPTER 2: TEXTS
Purposes, text types and formats 
Classifying texts 
Blended or multigenre texts 
Multigenre products 
Essays
Multimodal texts 
Using texts to learn about language and processes 
Using texts to teach grammar in context 
Teaching about punctuation using text
Teaching for contextual understanding using texts 
Teaching to enhance vocabulary and spelling using texts 
Teaching about processes and strategies using texts 
CHAPTER 3: PROGRAM PLANING
Speaking and listening program 
Reading program 
Writing program 
Reading–writing connections 
General planning for the teaching about text types 
Levels of planning
Teaching about text types from across the curriculum 
Teaching about text types in stand-alone English units of work 
Planning for literacy teaching sessions—primary and secondary contexts 
Literacy teaching within a content subject lesson 
CHAPTER 4: ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES AND RECORD KEEPING
Linking assessment, teaching and learning 
Identifying what is to be taught and assessed 
Teaching for student improvement—planning a series of teaching and learning experiences 
Collecting, recording and analysing evidence of learning 
CHAPTER 5: THE READING AND WRITING PROCESS
Reading 
Writing 
Supporting students during the writing process 
Planning a modelled reading or writing session 
Conferring with students 
Promoting personal choice 
PART 2: INFORMATIVE TEXTS 
CHAPTER 6: INFORMATIVE TEXTS
Why teach about informative texts? 
The program and the learner 
Ways of promoting informative texts in the classroom 
Some teaching focuses for informative texts 
General activities for informative texts 
CHAPTER 7: INFORMATION REPORTS
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for information reports 
General activities for exploring information reports 
Assessment of information report writing 
CHAPTER 8: PROCEDURAL TEXTS
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for procedural texts 
General activities for exploring procedural texts 
Assessment of procedural text writing 
CHAPTER 9: EXPLANATIONS
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for explanations 
General activities for exploring explanations 
Assessment of explanation writing 
CHAPTER 10: RECOUNTS
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for recounts 
Teaching focuses for reflections 
Teaching focuses for biographical recounts 
Teaching focuses for newspaper reports
General activities for exploring recounts
Assessment of recount writing
CHAPTER 11: TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS
Purpose, structure and features 
Digital and social media text 
Letters 
Teaching focuses for letters 
Invitations 
Teaching focuses for invitations 
Surveys, questionnaires and interviews
General activities for exploring transactional texts 
Assessment of transactional text writing 
CHAPTER 12: PERSUASIVE TEXTS
Purpose, structure and features 
Expositions 
Discussions 
Teaching focuses for expositions and discussions 
Teaching focuses for persuasive advertisements 
General activities for exploring persuasive texts
Assessment of persuasive text writing
PART 3: IMAGINATIVE TEXTS
CHAPTER 13: IMAGINATIVE TEXTS
Why focus on imaginative texts? 
Ways of promoting imaginative texts
Traditional tales 
Teaching focuses for folk and fairy tales 
Teaching focuses for fables 
Teaching focuses for myths and legends 
Contemporary realistic fiction and modern fantasy 
Teaching focuses for contemporary realistic fiction 
Teaching focuses for modern fantasy 
Teaching focuses for science fiction 
CHAPTER 14: NARRATIVES
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for narratives 
General activities for narratives
Assessment of narrative writing
CHAPTER 15: INFORMATION NARRATIVES
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for information narratives 
General activities for information narratives 
Assessment of information narrative writing 
CHAPTER 16: POETRY
Purpose, structure and features 
Teaching focuses for poetry 
General activities for poetry 
Assessment of poetry writing 
Glossary 
Bibliography 
References 
Index

Authors

Lesley Wing Jan is an independent education consultant who has taught at all levels of primary school, worked with and beside teachers in secondary schools and taught in tertiary settings.

Student Resources

The following resources are available for students using Write Ways 4th edition for their course:


Checklists

Assessment checklists to use in the classroom or as practice for lesson planning:

Assessment of Information Report Writing
Assessment of Procedural Text Writing
Assessment of Explanation Writing
Assessment of Recount Writing
Assessment of Transactional Text Writing
Assessment of Persuasive Text Writing
Assessment of Narrative Writing
Assessment of Information Narrative Writing
Assessment of Poetry Writing

Sample Units from Write Ways 3rd edition

All new Sample Units have been written for the 4th edition and below are the Sample Units from the 3rd edition. These are linked to the chapters that deal with specific text types and are provided as a helpful additional teaching resource. 

Sample Unit: Exploring Information Reports
Sample Unit: Exploring Procedural Texts
Sample Unit: Exploring Explanations
Sample Unit: Exploring Recounts
Sample Unit: Exploring Transactional Texts
Sample Unit: Exploring Persuasive Texts
Sample Unit: Exploring Narrative Texts
Sample Unit: Exploring Information Narratives
Sample Unit: Exploring Poetry

Sample Pages

Read a sample from Write Ways 4th edition:
Chapter 1: Literacy, Language and Learning