Teaching the Universe of Discourse

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1983 - Education - 215 pages
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"Teaching the Universe of Discourse" appears in virtually every bibliography dealing with language and learning and is widely read and cited throughout the English-teaching world. It's a book that every experienced and beginning teacher should read (and read again).

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User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

Moffett's preference for narrative is quite clear all but excluding exposition from his universe. Read full review

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User Review  - Jody - Goodreads

I am taking a graduate course about the history of writing. This book is very interesting and pretty challenging reading. I'm not recommending it unless this subject is a particular interest to you. Read full review


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JAMES MOFFETT is the author of Teaching the Universe of Discourse, Coming on Center: Essays in English Education (Boynton/Cook), Storm in the Mountains: A Case Study of Censorship, Conflict, and Consciousness, and senior editor with Betty Jane Wagner of Student-centered Language Arts, K-12 (Boynton/Cook). He is the editor of Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories (with Kenneth McElheny), Points of Departure: An Anthology of Nonfiction, and co-editor of Active Voices: A Writer's Reader, I-IV (Boynton/Cook). The recipient of a Carnegie Corporation Grant and a Distinguished Author Award (1982) from the California Association of Teachers of English, Mr. Moffett has taught at Phillips Exeter Academy and served on the faculties of Harvard, UC/Berkeley, San Diego State, and Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English.

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