Acts of Teaching

Acts of Teaching

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Presents an approach to teaching writing which sees writing as an organic, rather than mechanical, process. The book gives an overview of the writing process, and looks at pre-writing, developmental writing and the reading/writing connection. Theories are illustrated with actual student writings.During an oral quiz, the teacher generates a set of questions (usually requiring simple recall answers) to test knowledge. ... An oral quiz on Act I, scenes i and ii, of Macbeth might sound something like this: How many witches are in the opening scene? ... into a flat, one-dimensional exchange with the teacher filling in long gaps of uncomfortable silences and the students making little or no commitment.

Title:Acts of Teaching
Author:Joyce Armstrong Carroll, Edward E. Wilson
Publisher:Teacher Ideas Press(NH) - 1993


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