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First Steps A Shared Path Different Audiences Different Purposes
Usage and Mechanics Providing Feedback on Student Writing Learning from Professional Writers Writing in the 21st Century
Workshop 7. Learning from Professional Writers
 
Major discussion thread:    What student writers can learn from professional writers
Discussion topics:    Apprenticing to an author
Copying voice and style as a first step to developing an individual voice and style
The place of reading in a writing classroom
How writers break rules sometimes and what students can learn from this
Featured classrooms:    Lori Mayo's freshman class at Far Rockaway High, Queens, New York
Kelly Quintero's senior class at Huntington High, Long Island
Susie Lebryk-Chao's senior classes at Thomas Jefferson High, Alexandria, Virginia
MaryCarmen Cruz's multi-grade class at Cholla High Magnet School, Tucson
Charles Ellenbogen's senior class at Baltimore City College High, Baltimore
Featured texts:    "Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self," Alice Walker
"Shooting an Elephant," George Orwell
"Oranges," John McPhee
"On Going Home," Joan Didion
"Once More to the Lake," E. B. White
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
"Where I'm From," George Ella Lyon
"My Name," The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
"The Rules of the Game," Amy Tan
On Writing, Stephen King
Writing Workshop topic:    Using microforms in writing
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