Writing a e-book about instructing writing is a frightening prospect. Sharing the truth that I spent years within the classroom struggling to assist weaker writers solely provides to the trepidation. What if my instructor information hole wasn’t the norm? What if my makes an attempt to translate sensible methods fell flat?
I used to be delighted and relieved then to obtain actually optimistic commendations from a superb array or academics, leaders, and analysis consultants. You may learn their quotes beneath:
“‘Our lives will be stuffed and fulfilled by writing,’ says Alex Quigley. On this essential new e-book: ‘That story begins with our beginning certificates and ends with our epitaph …’. I can’t consider a textual content which higher articulates the significance of writing, after which goes on to articulate easy methods to put ambition into follow. It’s a e-book of sensible ideas and sensible implementation. In it, Quigley establishes himself even additional as my go-to supply of insights into the all-important topic of whole-school literacy.”
Geoff Barton, Normal Secretary, Affiliation of College and School Leaders, and former English instructor
“This e-book offers an easy-to-read and entertaining synthesis of analysis on writing, starting with a compelling overview of how writing developed. It has written textual content at its coronary heart and affords readers a succinct perception into textual analysis and its sensible software to the writing class- room. The e-book is a wealthy supply of instructions for additional studying and examples of methods for instructing writing which is able to assist academics to replicate on what occurs of their writing school rooms and to make enabling adjustments.”
Professor Debra Myhill, Director of the Centre for Analysis in Writing, College of Exeter, UK
“Alex Quigley has written one other sensible e-book for classroom academics and college leaders. This e-book will get proper to the center of closing the writing hole; it’s thought scary for the reflective instructor while additionally providing useful steerage and recommendation for each instructor. Alex is an distinctive author himself, speaking his experience and experiences with readability and precision.”
Kate Jones, Historical past instructor, schooling marketing consultant, writer, and blogger @KateJones_Teach
“As this essential and obligatory e-book makes clear, many academics battle with the instructing of writing. Academics recognise the massive significance of writing, however they discover it troublesome to translate their very own writing experience for the good thing about their college students. In Closing the Writing Hole Alex Quigley offers evidence-informed, extremely sensible methods to bridge this pedagogical chasm. Each erudite and accessible, it covers the important substances of efficient writing instructing – from the constructing blocks of the grammar to the artwork of rhetoric and the pragmatics of the drafting and modifying course of. Closing the Writing Hole is an important addition to the bookshelves of all academics.”
Mark Roberts, English instructor and writer of The Boy Query
“Closing the Writing Hole is the right antidote to the issues surrounding writing within the classroom at this time. Alex Quigley’s razor-sharp focus pinpoints the clear methods academics can handle and enhance writing within the classroom. The e-book’s actual power, for me, is its sensible method to writing, providing methods and strategies that each one academics might, and will, use within the classroom. Alex walks you thru the assorted points of writing and offers a superb perception into how practitioners can assist and enhance writing of their classroom at this time. The e-book to learn if you wish to enhance disciplinary literacy in a faculty.”
Chris Curtis, Head of English and writer of Find out how to Educate English
I hope the commendations ring true for academics who decide up this e-book. It’s a e-book for academics and college leaders, those that practice or work with academics, or who’re merely focused on how writing will be taught nicely.