1. “The Writing Road: Reinvigorate Your Students’ Enthusiasm for Writing.” LD OnLine: The World’s Leading Website on Learning Disabilities and ADHD. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.
This article is found on a website that is targeted to students who have learning disabilities. It gives tips and examples of what teachers can do in order to keep students with disabilities attentive and engaged while writing, however, some of these tips can be used on students without disabilities as well. The article gives tips like using charts, tables, and lists that will give students something to look at when writing and editing.
2. Teaching Center, Yale Graduate. “Teaching Your Students Good Writing.” Www.yale.edu. Yale University, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.
This handout was written by the Yale Graduate Teaching Center and Writing Center. The purpose of the handout is to supply teachers with guidelines and suggestions about ways to approach student writing from handouts to rubrics and syllabi.
3. Hopkins, Gary. “Journal Writing Every Day: Teachers Say It Really Works!” Education World: Journal Writing Every Day: A Painless Way to Develop Skills. N.p., 2010. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.
Journal writing can be an excellent writing outlet for students to have. This article shows the positive advantages of having students keep journals in class. It talks about both writing for structure and writing form more of a free writing standpoint. In general it’s good to have your students write in some type of way to gain confidence and skill to become better writers.
4. Beers, G. Kylene. When Kids Can’t Read, What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers, 6-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003. Print.
Kylene Beers’ book describes different strategies and skills that will help boost the confidence of students in not only in their reading skills but writing as well. There are different activities in the book that teachers can use to pre-writing activities for brainstorming towards writing.
5. Gilmore, Barry. Speaking Volumes: How to Get Students Discussing Books, and Much More. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2006. Print
The book by Barry Gilmore is similar to the structure of Kylene Beers’ book in terms of giving activities and such to keep students involved in the classroom. This book gives tasks that students can complete to help with writing. They aren’t necessarily specific to writing activities, however, they can help get the writing flowing for students who may have problems grasping certain topics or understanding reading for writing activities.
6. Knaus, Christopher. Shut Up and Listen: Teaching Writing That Counts in Urban Schools. 7. New York, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2011. Print.
This book can be a big help for teachers who are teaching in Urban Schools. The book talks about ways to teach writing from the approach of getting to know your students first and the voices that they use in writing. This way teachers can use student’s voices to better and further their writing abilities.
7. Giunco, Erin. Personal Interview. 31 Mar. 2013.
Erin is a 9th grade High School Student. I wanted to be able to get a student’s perspective on the writing activities and tasks that they are asked to perform by there English teachers at the High School level. It it a very beneficial conversation to have because high school students are the target of our research.