Adler on Marking a book
|Newmannís Principles Reconceptualized for Writing*|
|NEWMANN'S PRINCIPLES||Criteria for Assignments in Writing||Criteria for Student Work> in Writing|
|Construction of Knowledge: Adult problems cannot be solved by routine, rote application of information, or skills.||Construction of Knowledge: The assignment asks students to interpret, analyze, synthesize, or evaluate information in writing about a topic, rather than merely to reproduce information.||Construction of Knowledge: Student performance demonstrates interpretation, analysis, or evaluation in order to construct knowledge, rather than merely to reproduce information.|
|Disciplined Inquiry: Adults use an a priori knowledge base, strive for in-depth understanding rather than superficial awareness, and express their ideas and findings through elaborated communication.||Elaborated Written Communication: The assignment asks students to draw conclusions or make generalizations or arguments and support them through extended writing.||Elaborated Written Communication: Student performance demonstrates an elaborated, coherent account that draws conclusions or makes generalizations or arguments and supports them with examples, details, illustrations, facts, or reasons.|
|Value Beyond School: Adults communicate ideas that have an impact on others beyond the simple demonstration that they are competent.||Connection to Studentsí Lives: The assignment asks students to connect the topic to experiences, observations, feelings, or situations significant to their lives.||Form and Conventions: Student performance demonstrates proficiency in grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary appropriate to grade level.|
*Based on ideas first published in Newmann, Lopez, and Bryk.
from EJvol91, number 6, July 2002
Here are more links to useful sites about the essay and its myriad uses.
A booklist from NCTE-Talk, April 2004, started by Fran.
- 6 Traits Defined
- 6 Traits Rubric
- The Six-Trait Analytical Model....
- Mrs Lewis's 6 trait page
- Six Traits of Writing
- Six-Trait Writing Assessment
- InterActive Six-Trait Writing Process
- Burke's Pentad
- Classroom Tools & Tips EduHound's Ed Tech Resource Newsletter
- College Writing from UNC
- Comic maker from Make Beliefs Comix Ideas
- Compare & Contrast essay
- Creative Writing 20 A Curriculum Guide for the Secondary Level from Saskatchewan Education gratefully acknowledges the professional contributions and advice given by the Secondary Level English Language Arts Curriculum Reference Committee.
- Creative Writing
- lesson from Pat Schulze
- Prompts from Ink Provoking.
- A really good guide to research formats and styles, as well as a list of annotated sources to begin with, can be found at Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online
- The Essay
- Fan Fiction Lesson plan from Sarah Bristow.
- Fan Fiction.net
- Fiction Writing from About.com
- How to Write an Essay: 10 Easy Steps from Tom Johnson
- Inspired by Letters
- Late Night Writing Help 24/7 in your writing.
- List of tens for inspiration. From Traci Gardner, of NCTE.
- Literary Terms
- Medieval Writing [Macromedia Flash Reader] Developed and maintained by Dr. Dianne Tillotson, this site is a good location to begin learning about handwriting and manuscript production in the Middle Ages.
- Mahfood's Resources
- Narrative Prompts* Using Picture Books to Teach Characterization in Writing Workshop Need a great picture book to stimulate better narrative writing among your students? Learn some different ways to develop story characters with this lesson and bibliography.
*Tracy's Ten Prewriting Exercises for Personal Narratives Use these exercises with the traditional journalist's questions before beginning writing.
*Composition Patterns: Narrative and Descriptive Study descriptive elements in narrative writing and then read examples by well-known authors.
* Standards for Evaluating Composing, Skills for Narrative Writing Use this rubric to assess the structure of students' writing.
*The Five-Paragraph Essay Writing a five paragraph essay doesn't require you to be the worlds most prolific author. You simply need to follow a relatively basic forumula and practice good organizational skills. This website will provide you with all the information and guidance you need to be able to churn out your own five paragraph essays in no time. With just a little bit of work, you will feel like you'll be able to write about anything, because you WILL be able to!
- The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Despite the relatively high levels of literacy among the general populace of college students in the United States, many of them have difficulty with writing clearly and effectively. A new writing primer has been developed by Michael Harvey (a professor at Washington College in Maryland), and will be of great help to many students who find themselves grappling with writing college-level assignments and papers. The homepage for the guide contains hypertext links to various sections, including those dealing with style, structure, evidence, and paper mechanics. From the main page, students and educators can access any of the primer's many sections quickly, such as those dealing with the use of the historical present, finding a voice, and nominalizations. All of these sections are complemented by a profuse number of examples that illustrate the different writing tools and potential pitfalls that students may encounter. This online guide is a welcome addition to the Web resources available to students seeking to become more effective and compelling writers.
- Obits are an excellent writing prompt. It is: "Write your own Obit."
- Obits by Thomas! use ROBERT McG. THOMAS in search and find the best obits.
- Great article in New Yorker on obits.
- The Online Writery @ Missouri.
- Peer review classmates work and be reviewed by classmates.
- Power quotes
- Read the poem "The Sun Goes Down on Summer" by Steve Lawhead and use it for your own poem or essay on topic.
- Reading to Write from UNC
- Reflections on Creative Writing Class by Frank McCourt
- Technical Writing Teacher Training Workshops
- Techniques in the writing process. Invention: Invention techniques from Hunter College Writing Center
- Thesis Statements from UNC
- Understanding the Assignment from UNC
- What did you see?
- Words of Transition
- Writing Center Handouts from UNC
- Writer's Free resource
- Writing Idea for any lesson plan from Lisette W on NCTE
- Writing Tips I
- Writing Tips II
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