We know very little about what happens in elementary literacy methods courses, particularly those that focus on writing instruction. In this study, we offer a window into writing methods instruction, examining three pedagogies of practice used by experienced teacher educators (TEs) across one U.S. state —representations, decompositions, and approximations of practice (Grossman, Compton, Igra, Ronfeldt, Shahan, & Williamson, 2009). We found a variety of ways that instructors use these pedagogies of practice, both in isolation and in combination, in their instruction. We provide implications and suggestions for the support and development of elementary writing methods TEs.
Paulick, Judy H.; Myers, Joy; Quinn, Alexa; Couch, Lori; Dunkerly-Bean, Judith; Robbins, Holly H.; Sigler, Haley; and Ward-Parsons, Allison
"A Window into Practice: Examining Elementary Writing Methods Instruction,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol6/iss1/4