How to Teach the "Art" of Writing

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Thomas Jerome Baker is the Past President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Past Coordinator (2011-2014) of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013.

How to Teach the "Art" of Writing

Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker

Target audience: Writers and would be writers, teachers and students. Purpose: To help you write better.

Quote: "It would be unheard of for a piano teacher, a ceramicist, or an artist working with water colors, to teach someone their craft without practicing it themselves. Therefore, teachers of writing must write." - Donald Graves, 2006

The above advice, in its eloquent simplicity, is perhaps the most fundamental way to teach writing. One who has experienced the difficulties inherent in writing can guide the writing development of the novice writer. Yet there is more than simply writing. How does this magic happen? What are the pitfalls to avoid? What has been successful?

There are no easy answers, no global solutions to the teaching of writing. This book gives one way which has proved successful through the years. I am certain it will also help you not only write well, but also to teach writing, writing as art, writing as craft, writing as a life-long skill still necessary in today's technologically advanced world...

Publication Date:
1475025564 / 9781475025569
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts

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