Writing-Rich High School Classroom: Engaging Students in the Writing Workshop

Writing-Rich High School Classroom: Engaging Students in the Writing Workshop

by Jennifer Berne PhD

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This unique resource gives teachers everything they need to set up and manage a successful writing workshop in a high school classroom. By creating a classroom centered on writing, the workshop approach helps students develop skills and strategies for mastering numerous writing tasks and genres. After introducing the workshop's fundamental principles and methods, the book explains how to guide students through the entire writing process, from planning and drafting to revising, giving and receiving feedback, editing, and publishing their work. Guidelines for valid, reliable assessment and evaluation of student work are included. Enhancing the book's utility are numerous tables, figures, and "How's it done?" boxes that offer classroom-tested tools and tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606230237
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Berne, PhD, has been a writing teacher and an educator of writing teachers for 20 years. She began her career as a community college writing instructor, working with struggling readers and writers. Dr. Berne is currently Assistant Professor and Chair of Reading and Language at National-Louis University in Wheeling, Illinois. In addition to teaching and researching, she is a consultant to numerous school districts on the implementation and support of writing process instruction.

Table of Contents

1. The High School Writing Workshop

2. Setting Up and Managing the Writing Workshop

3. Writing Assignments

4. Planning and Prewriting

5. Initial Drafting

6. Writing Is Revising

7. Peer Feedback

8. Teacher Feedback

9. Correctness in the Writing Workshop

10. Evaluating Student Work

Appendix: Resources for Further Reading


High school English and writing teachers; teacher educators. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses in secondary English, language arts, or writing instruction.

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