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Research and Ideas in Writing Across the Curriculum July The WAC Journal continues the conversation on writing across the curriculum with their November issue and provides a collection of articles by educators exchanging practical ideas, pertinent theory, and their WAC experiences.
Following a workshop examining past and present partnerships and studying responses from participants, Jacob Blumner and Pamela Childers report what makes successful collaborations and how they can be replicated.
Clark, Andrea Hernandez Can first-year writing across the curriculum steve peha classes help students in other disciplines? Clark and Andrea Hernandez delve into this question by examining the results of a pilot study designed to help students acquire "genre awareness" and write effectively across different courses.
Anson and Karla Lyles continue to track how the WAC movement developed and examine how writing was taught in a range of disciplines in the years — Authors Todd Migliaccio and Dan Melzer offer a possible solution through the grounded theory approach, a research methodology that emphasizes dialogue, context, and a relationship between analysis and theory building, and discuss how it can be used by instructors.
Their report describes the methods they took in obtaining participants, the feedback and portfolio assessment given, and the results they found.
Elizabeth Murchison Stresses the Importance of Writing for Scientists November Elizabeth Murchison is a scientist who works on the genetics of cancer in Tasmanian devils.
She stresses the importance of writing even for scientists in order to get research done and disseminate results to the scientific community.
Catherine Mohr, the director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, is an expert in the field of robotic surgery, but writing is anything but robotic for her.
She shares why she writes—to organize her thoughts and ideas, to understand, and to communicate. Dyan deNapoli Writes for the Penguins October Dyan deNapoli, a penguin expert and author of the award-winning book, The Great Penguin Rescue, shares her reading and writing background and how she came to write about penguins.
Ann Powers Reflects on Writing About Rock October Ann Powers, a music critic who has written for The New York Times, National Public Radio, the LA Times, and the Village Voice, discusses the figures who have inspired her, how being female affected her perception of music, and how writing about music should be about trying to capture how it feels to listeners.
Evan Grant's Words Seep into his Technology October Evan Grant, a creative technologist, founder of seeper, and student of the sensory interactions between users and technology, describes the different ways he writes and the cathartic release he feels during the process.
Susan Gerhard Finds Life in Cinema October Susan Gerhard, a San Francisco-based writer and editor, became a film critic to explore the world of ideas that films present.
The best movies are those that spark arguments at dinner parties, she says. Anthony Atala's state-of-the-art lab grows human organs—from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more.
Although he's immersed in sci-fi gizmos in his work, he says writing "is the communication vehicle that moves science forward. Arvind Gupta Plays with the Words of Science October Arvind Gupta, an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids, is known for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves—while learning basic principles of science and design.
He brings a similar spirit of exploratory playfulness to writing about science. Gary Giddins Riffs on Jazz October Gary Giddins, long-time columnist for the Village Voice and unarguably the world's preeminent jazz critic, writes about jazz to let the world know about America's "fecund and flowing" musical tradition, which is sometimes treated as though it doesn't exist—or exists only for those "in the know.
Freeman Dyson Puts Words to Mathematics October When people hear the name Freeman Dyson, they tend to think of breakthroughs in quantum physics, but Dyson is a prolific writer as well. He's known for bringing conscience and compassion to his books, which interweave scientific explanation and humanism.
Timothy Ferris on Writing to Learn September Timothy Ferris, who has been called "the best science writer of his generation," discusses why he writes—and the importance of writing about science.
Bruce Heather Bruce, director of the Montana Writing Project, discusses how writing instruction should include "an embrace of environmental and human peace" to raise new questions about humanity's role as a citizen of the ecological community.
Journal of the Missouri Reading Association, July Two educators and researchers, one from a university teacher education setting and the other from an art museum, create museum-school partnerships. Drawing on sociocultural and ethnographic approaches, they argue that a co-expertise approach is required if the two institutional settings are to learn from each other and transform what is possible for the professional learning of teachers and students.
To support teachers in planning and reflecting on writing assignments in all content areas, a group of teacher-consultants and Writing Project site directors collaborated to create this new framework for writing assignments.Steve Peha’s manifesto on “Writing Across the Curriculum” Purdue’s Online Writing Lab’s Overview; National Writing Project’s Resource Page on WAC; University of New Mexico’s “Writing Across Communities” Site ; Ian Faley is a writing and development consultant, working with the National Writing Project and with individual schools.
Learning Across the Curriculum Powerful Tools for Success in all Subjects by Steve Peha Writing Strategies For Every Classroom. In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll be introduced to an innovative set of writing strategies that will help your students make dra-. Writing Across the Curriculum.
By David Horton. What is WAC. Writing in all subject areas rather than only English L anguage Arts Class Focuses on: Content Knowledge Assessment Content Specific Writing Skills. Why Wac by Steve Peha. Students learn best by writing.
“Kids learn the most through writing,” said Mr. Peha. “If you’re only going to do one thing, writing is the highest payoff activity you can pick.” Getting Started With Writing Across the Curriculum Some teachers have expressed concern over writing across the curriculum.
Steve Peha- "Writing Across the Curriculum" Role Choose one or possibly two. Most assignments will have one. The student takes on a role and writes from this perspec- Advertiser Newscaster Tour Guide Curator —Panelist Reporter Product Designer —Artist —Biographer Political Candidate —Biologist.
I'm Bex from Reading and Writing Redhead and I am stopping by to talk about writing across the curriculum.
Whether you are a reading specialist, a literacy coach, or a classroom teacher, you know writing is a major part of all of the content areas.