Teaching Writing Genres Across the Curriculum

Strategies for Middle School Teachers

Edited by:
Susan Lee Pasquarelli, Roger Williams University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Language Education. Editor(s): Terry Osborn, South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.

Published 2006

This volume showcases the efforts of real teachers using the teaching events from real middle school classrooms. Included is the work of eight hard-working middle school teachers who are convinced that the form and function of genre is a way to teach writing across the middle school curriculum. Each chapter contains sample lessons, protocols, classroom instructional materials, and assessment tools to provide middle school teachers with an approach to explore rigorous expository writing instruction in their own classrooms.

CONTENTS
Foreword. Linda Gambrell. The Practice of Teaching Genre by Genre. Susan Lee Pasquarelli. The Narrative Account: Beyond the Story. Michele M. Barlow and Melissa L. Francis. The Persuasive Essay: Students' Opinions on Controversial Topics. Megan L. Labrecque and Tara A. Fernandes. The Newspaper Feature Article: More Than Just Facts. Suzanne K. Dunbar. The Narrative Procedure: The “How-to” Essay. Katharine Laura Canole. Written Response to Mathematical Questions: Computation and Composition. Suzanne Madden Scallin. The Reflective Essay: A Guide to Personal Discovery. Audrey G. Rocha. Expository Summary Writing: Comprehension and Composition. Susan Lee Pasquarelli. Resources for Writing across the Curriculum. Susan Lee Pasquarelli. Appendix A. Scoring Rubrics. Appendix B. Classroom Instructional Materials.