Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What is involved in the effective teaching of writing at the secondary and first-year undergraduate level?

by George Hillocks and Michael W. Smith

Book Sixteen

Although, I am not a first year teacher, the theory and practice ideas really pushed me to reflect on my own teaching of writing. Chock full of tips on how to conduct a writer’s workshop and ways to approach teaching the various modes of writing, this book is a great introduction for any teacher who is looking for validation and approval on why we do what we do when we attempt to teach writing to our students. Even though, this was a book I read for a graduate level class, I would still recommend it to anyone in the field of education or anyone who planning on going into the classroom.