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Author Sullivan, Patrick, 1956-

Title New Writing Classroom : Listening, Motivation, and Habits of Mind
Published [Place of publication not identified] : University Press of Colorado, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Introduction; Part I : Listening; 1. The Simplistic Argumentative Essay; 2. Cognitive Development and Learning Theory; 3. "It is the Privilege of Wisdom to Listen"; 4. Toward a Pedagogy of Listening; 5. Teaching Listening and the Reflective Essay; 6. Revolution; Part II: Motivation; 7. "A Lifelong Aversion to Writing": What If Writing Courses Emphasized Motivation?; Part III: Habits of Mind; 8. Dispositional Characteristics; 9. An Open Letter to First-Year High School Students (including a College Readiness Checklist); Conclusion
Appendix 1: Reading Guide for "Sonny's Blues" by James BaldwinAppendix 2: Reading Guide for "Patterns of Culture" Assignment; Appendix 3: "Only Quotations" Reading Guide; Appendix 4: Sample Self-Authorship Essay; Appendix 5: Sample First-Year Composition "Patterns of Culture" Essay; Acknowledgments; References; About the Author; Index
Summary In A New Writing Classroom, Patrick Sullivan provides a new generation of teachers a means and a rationale to reconceive their approach to teaching writing, calling into question the discipline's dependence on argument. Including secondary writing teachers within his purview, Sullivan advocates a more diverse, exploratory, and flexible approach to writing activities in grades six through thirteen. A New Writing Classroom encourages teachers to pay more attention to research in learning theory, transfer of learning, international models for nurturing excellence in the classroom, and recent wo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Listening -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0874219434