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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a teaching writing unit of an English College Composition: Help and Review course. Topics covered include:
- Introduction to journalism
- The role of journalism in contemporary society
- Tools and methods for assessing student writing
- Writing effective essay prompts
- Interactive writing activities for individuals and groups
- Expository essays
- Argumentative essays
- Using multiple sources of information in an essay
- Informational texts
- Connecting ideas in informational text
- Supplemental features and informational text
- The process of writing
- Stages of the recursive writing process
- Creating a writing portfolio
- Self-assessment in writing
- Writing for different kinds of media
- Literature-based creative writing
- Conventions of research and academic inquiry
- Interpreting research findings in an essay
1. Types of Journalism
Journalism, the collecting and presenting of information to the public, can be divided into particular types of stories. This lesson discusses these types of stories and their characteristics.
2. Assessing Student Writing: Examples, Tools & Methods
When reviewing a student's essay, you should offer an assessment of the writing to help students develop as writers. In this lesson, we will review the tools and methods used to assess a student's paper.
3. Writing Effective Essay Prompts
Consider some of the fundamental principles that professional educators typically include among their essay prompt musts. Note the emphasis on clarity, creative stimulation, and fairness.
4. Fun, Interactive Writing Activities: Individual & Group
Ever wonder how you can make writing a fun activity in your classroom? This lesson describes some strategies to making writing an interactive and intriguing learning opportunity.
5. How to Organize an Essay
In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.
6. How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay
Writing an academic paper requires researching and including sources. But how do you use your sources? How should they be included in your paper? This lesson will discuss using multiple sources correctly.
7. Organizational Features & Structures of Informational Texts
How do authors make informational texts easier to read for their audience? This lesson explains the different types of organizational structures and text structures that can be used in an informational text.
8. The Writing Process: Definition & Steps
Writing is one of the most common ways we communicate. To be a successful writer, you should practice the five steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publication.
9. Recursively Using Stages of the Writing Process
This lesson will explore the distinct stages of the writing process. In addition, the lesson will emphasize the recursive nature of the writing process, demonstrating that the most effective writing entails a multi-draft, multiple revision process.
10. How to Create a Writing Portfolio
A writing portfolio is used by artists to show a collection of works. In a writing course, a portfolio is a collection of a student's writings. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of a portfolio and how to create one.
11. Self-Assessment in Writing: Definition & Examples
Self-assessment takes place when we review our writing, either during or after. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of self-assessment and how we can practice this step.
12. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
13. Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More
Literature helps us learn about the world. There are many ways to respond to literature, beyond coming up with a plot summary. In this lesson, learn about some of the ways you can creatively respond to literature.
14. Conventions of Research & Academic Inquiry
Research writing is a common academic writing assignment. In this lesson, we will define what a research paper is, the patterns it may use, and how to plan and research a topic.
15. Interpreting Your Research Findings in an Essay
This lesson will lead you through the process of working from a prompt to constructing a thesis, researching a question, backing up claims with evidence, and summarizing conclusions. We will focus on strategies for analyzing and interpreting claims and evidence.
16. Introduction to Journalism: History & Society
Journalism has been a part of America from the beginning. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, there were many changes in newspapers and reporting. We will explore some of those changes in this lesson.
17. Contemporary Journalism & Its Role in Society
Journalism is a part of our culture. As online publication grows in popularity, the contemporary journalist's role in society has changed. In this lesson, we will discuss how print journalism declined and the new role of online journalism.
18. How to Write Effective Essay Prompts
To help your students develop stronger essays, you should develop effective essay prompts. In this lesson, we will discuss the steps to take to create an essay prompt that will inspire critical analysis and reasoning.
19. Individual & Group Interactive Writing Activities
Interactive writing is a cooperative event in which a teacher and students jointly compose and write a text. In this lesson, we will discuss how to use interactive writing in both individual and group settings.
20. Informational Texts: Organizational Features & Structures
Informational texts are a type of nonfiction, factual writing. This lesson will identify the organizational features and structures of informational texts. It will also discuss the different patterns an author may use.
21. How to Connect Ideas in an Informational Text
Informational texts are factual, nonfiction writings. In order for us to learn new information, we should be able to find and connect the ideas in an informational text, and this lesson will introduce the key features that organize these ideas.
22. How Supplemental Features Add to an Informational Text
Informational texts are nonfiction writings that inform the audience about a topic. To help organize these texts, supplemental features are used. These include print features, organizational aids, and visuals.
23. Stages of the Recursive Writing Process
To grow as a writer, you should spend time revisiting and reflecting on your work. When you do so, you are practicing recursive writing. Recursive writing allows you to rethink all stages of your writing.
24. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples
Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.
Argumentative Essay Vocabulary List & Flashcards
An argumentative essay is a written piece meant to persuade the reader to agree with the author on a given topic. This flashcard set will define the important parts of argumentative essays and provide important practice in identifying each of these components.
26. Inverted Word Order: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, the importance of word order in language you will learn. Does the previous sentence sound like something Yoda would say? It's an example of inverted word order. Learn about the purpose of inverted word and see some examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
27. Argumentative Essay Thesis Examples
One type of essay seeks to convince the reader of a position or opinion. This is called an argumentative essay. This lesson will provide several examples of thesis statements to help you write your own thesis for your argumentative essay.
28. Thesis Statement Examples for Research Papers
A thesis statement can be the thing that makes or breaks your research paper. This lesson will give you some examples of good thesis statements as well as an explanation of how they work in the context of a paper.
29. Compare & Contrast Thesis Statement Examples
There are many different kinds of essays you will have to write as a student. One of these is a compare and contrast essay. This lesson will provide you with a brief description of this type of essay and several thesis statement examples.
30. Analytical Thesis Statement Examples
Writing analytical essays can be a wonderful opportunity to express your own voice and opinion. A strong thesis statement sets the stage for an overall strong essay. This lesson offers you some examples of how such a thesis statement might look.
31. Persuasive Thesis Statement Examples
When you are writing an essay, it is important to spend time focusing particularly on your thesis. This lesson provides you with some examples of how a thesis statement can look in the context of a persuasive piece of writing.
32. Informative Thesis Statement Examples
If you are writing an informative essay, you might be struggling with how to best formulate your thesis statement. This lesson will help with some examples of how the thesis might look and why it really matters.
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Other chapters within the College English Composition: Help and Review course
- Conventions in Writing - Grammar: Help and Review
- Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review
- Writing Mechanics Help
- How to Revise an Essay: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials: Help and Review
- Parts of an Essay: Help and Review
- Essay Writing: Help and Review
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help and Review
- Composition Best Practices - Theory and Application: Help and Review
- The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development
- Teaching Materials & Resources
- Prose Nonfiction
- Prose Fiction
- Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice
- Teaching Literature
- Reading Basics
- Analyzing Reading
- Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage
- Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
- Teaching Reading
- Speaking Skills