This text provides 240 specific writing strategies covering the full range of the writing process, not only helping writers prepare and organize their papers but also helping them solve problems and develop effective writing processes.
This back-to-basics troubleshooting guide covers all aspects of writing for beginning nonfiction writers. It pinpoints the challenges writers can encounter at every stage of the writing process--from prewriting and drafting to revising and editing --and provides effective procedures and problem-solving strategies for overcoming them. Unique in its approach, each of the book's chapters addresses a common writing question or problem faced by writers. 265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writers shows readers how to generate new ideas and organize them, polish their editing skills and avoid common grammatical errors, deal with writer's block, and much more.
"Progressions" helps readers learn the "characteristics" of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; "procedures" for producing this writing; and "applications" of this learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving basic writers' competence and confidence, "Progressions" provides abundant support for the reader by showing specifically what to do in every step of the writing process. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested editing and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.
Teach your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime! Beyond facts and figures, special educators must teach their students how to learn: a skill that will sustain them for a lifetime. Offering an innovative organization, this book explains strategies within context and features: The most effective ways to teach vocabulary, reading, written language, math, and science Instructional strategies known to improve study skills, textbook skills, and self-regulation Informal assessments for each content or skill Case studies that link assessment results, IEP goals, and learning strategies Ready-to-use forms, think-alouds, and application activities
This rhetorically organized reader presents the patterns of development in the most realistic way--as a means of fulfilling the writer's purpose, not as ends in themselves, and with argumentation-persuasion treated as a purpose for writing as well as a pattern.
Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as “high impact”, learning communities – one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book – lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and often these courses are linked around a particular interdisciplinary theme. Creating a cohort that works together for two paired courses motivates students, while the course structure promotes integrative learning as students make connections between disciplines. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate syllabi and assignments, but teach most of their courses separately, as well as well as “paired courses” in which two or more courses are team taught in an integrated program in which faculty participate as learners as well as teachers. Part One, Linked Course Pedagogies, includes several case studies of specific linked courses, including a study skills course paired with a worldview course; a community college course that challenges students’ compartmentalized thinking; and a paired course whose outcomes can be directly compared to parallel stand-alone courses Part Two, Linked Course Programs, includes a description of several institutional programs representing a variety of linked course program models. Each chapter includes information about program implementation, staffing logistics and concerns, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, and faculty development. Part Three, Assessing Linked Courses, highlights the role of assessment in supporting, maintaining, and improving linked course programs by sharing assessment models and describing how faculty and administrators have used particular assessment practices in order to improve their linked course programs.
This book is a practical “self help” guide for people of all ages with dyslexia and reading and writing disabilities. It provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions to acquire error-free spelling and improve reading and writing skills in English and other foreign languages. You may buy this book because you have a personal interest in finding an effective means to combat reading and writing difficulties. Or you are seeking practical tips for safeguarding your child against problems with reading and writing. Maybe your child has trouble with spelling in school. Perhaps you would like to improve your own reading and writing in English or in a foreign language. Or maybe you are a teacher or therapist and you are searching for a method, which provides affected students with rapid assistance for learning to read and write error–free. This guide introduces practical applications with which children who are weak in reading and writing can acquire good grades. As a rule of thumb, four to ten individual tutoring sessions with either me or a teacher/therapist using the NICOLAY METHOD are required. Prevention is also possible so that children can be effectively safeguarded against future reading and writing problems. The children learn to become aware of the thought processes they deploy when reading and writing. They experience how children with good reading and writing skills use their thought processes and how they can effectively apply these successfully in their learning strategies. The child learns what is described in the following chapters at home, with the support of his own parents and/or a tutor. The method is based on proven scientific knowledge from the areas of neurology and psycholinguistics. Children first learn to store visually the individual words from their vocabulary in their native or a foreign language; later they learn texts and grammatical rules. In the future, they can recall the learned vocabulary and write proficiently. The NICOLAY METHOD is composed of three parts to ensure that the child can easily learn the new strategy and become more successful and happy at school: • Playful journey of discovery to recognize your individual learning strategies and how to learn to read and write without making mistakes. • A concept for strengthening the capacity to concentrate and relax, as well as to enhance self- esteem. • A concept to counter-balance psychological, family or social disadvantages, which have a negative impact on successful learning. One parent or tutor should be actively involved in the individual sessions. They obtain practical instructions from the book for continuing support at home, without outside help, and for bringing this to a successful conclusion. I myself also had writing difficulties as a child and this influenced my career path. I describe my personal experiences in the second chapter. If you are not interested in the personal details, I recommend that after reading the first chapter, you jump to the third chapter. There you will find information on how the reading and writing method I developed works. The fourth chapter provides a detailed description on how you can apply the concept. Teachers who would like to implement the method in the classroom should first work with just two to three children in individual support groups. In this way, they can coach the children to write and spell proficiently. Building upon this, error-free reading and writing can be taught to a larger group of students or a whole class using the NICOLAY METHOD. The Nicolay learning concept is taught in special continuing training seminars. This book includes an overview of how the method is applied in the learning process. With this you can experiment keeping in mind the instructions for the individual sessions. But please do not harbor the expectation that this alone suffices to successfully apply the method with groups or whole classes. We have created this book with a Dyslexia friendly font and layout to ma
"Fabb and Durant show that original ideas gain good grades only when turned into coherent writing. More generally, they encourage you to see writing not just as a way of expressing ideas you've already had or research you've already done, but as a means of discovering new ideas and thinking things for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.
Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst
Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
Category: Business & Economics
Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.
Students in a typical special education methods course are often presented with and overwhelmed by myriad techniques and methods leaving them with insufficient opportunities to practice and reflect on covered practices. In addition, students are often uncertain how to apply the techniques in actual teaching situations. METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES: A Case-Based Approach uses a more focused and integrated approach than other texts in the market. Each chapter presents a limited number of techniques (5 to 7) in detail. Boyle and Scanlon demonstrate effective teaching methods and techniques through application activities, anchor content around case studies, and offer an overview of other techniques not covered in detail. The case study approach is a distinctive feature of this program with both text case studies and video case studies in each chapter. Information addressing culturally, economically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse learners, among others, is integrated throughout the text as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Effective and affordable, the Sixth Edition of AT A GLANCE: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS guides students through the recursive flow of writing with revision and editing. The Sixth Edition adds a chapter on classification to its instruction in the process of prewriting, organizing, writing, and revising the paragraph and, optionally, the short essay. This edition features forty provocative, integrated readings (with accompanying quizzes on the Student Companion Site), optional reading-based writing instruction (summary, reaction, and two-part response), a chapter introducing the short essay, and a comprehensive handbook (supported by exercises and quizzes on the Student Companion Site). The ideal bridge to help students climb to the next tier of an English writing program, this new edition can be used alone or with another Brandon book such as AT A GLANCE: SENTENCES; AT A GLANCE: WRITING ESSAYS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS; or AT A GLANCE: READER. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
It is important for school librarians to consider the expertise of classroom teachers, the position of school administrators, and the beliefs and values of the community at large. Striking the balance between collaboration and leadership is a key to successful implementation of an effective library program.
Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan
Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programs for At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples. In addition, this volume offers guidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner that assists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussion and information relating to specific academic, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties in reading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will also recognize and learn how to intervene with students from underserved and mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failure including English-language learners and students from impoverished environments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere with classroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwise tailor an intervention based on that information. As with all volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting key concepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. The companion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, and handouts.
Increase your TOEFL iBT score by increasing your speaking and writing scores. How? By using the strategy called argument mapping. Why argument mapping? Because the TOEFL iBT speaking and writing sections are all argument-based tasks. That means if you want high speaking and writing scores, you must know how to map out (develop and deliver) spoken and written arguments, quickly and proficiently. With argument mapping, you will be able to do just that. Best of all, you can apply argument mapping to all six speaking tasks and both writing tasks. That means you will spend less time reading about strategies and more time practicing them. You Will Also Learn: * Essential rhetorical strategies and opinion development strategies * Step-by-step basic responses for all speaking and writing tasks * Step-by-step advanced responses for all speaking and writing tasks * Step-by-step emergency responses for all speaking and writing tasks * How to revise your spoken and written responses to maximize scoring * How to rate spoken and written responses quickly and proficiently ARGUMENT DEVELOPMENT Learn basic and advanced argument development strategies to maximize your speaking and writing scores. By doing so, you can increase your TOEFL score. ARGUMENT MAPPING Learn test-proven speaking and writing strategies quickly and proficiently using the graphics-based strategy called argument mapping. SCORING STRATEGIES Learn how to think like a TOEFL rater so you know exactly what to say and write to maximize scoring.
At what stage in the process do commercial projects go wrong? Some of the worst problems (unrealistic objectives, faulty assumptions, and poorly understood constraints) are 'programmed in' at conception when the bid is written, long before the project manager is brought on board. If the bid is misconceived, no amount of clever project management is going to recover the situation. Involving the designated project manager at the bidding stage is becoming the norm in many commercial organizations. Some make the project manager the bid manager so they can direct all aspects of the project's conception. Getting the bid right is the essence of planning for project success, and is the main theme of this book. However, many project managers are unfamiliar with the pitfalls of competitive bidding and don't know how to balance a compelling sales message against a realistic delivery plan. Bid Writing for Project Managers will guide prospective project managers through the bid-writing lifecycle, providing comprehensive guidelines and numerous tips on how to craft a winning bid and how to set the project up with the best possible chance of success.