Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Print Resources

Calkins, Lucy McCormick. The Art of Teaching Writing. Rev. ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. ISBN: 0435088092

This classic addresses every aspect of the writing workshop, including topic choice; teacher conferences; peer response; writing across the curriculum; and revision, editing, and publication.

Calkins, Lucy McCormick. Lessons From a Child. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1983. ISBN: 043508206X

A long section on peer conferencing and response in the writing classroom is included in this book.

Graves, Donald. Writing: Teachers and Children at Work. Twentieth-Anniversary Edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003. ISBN: 0325005257

One of the seminal works in writing instruction, this inspirational text includes the "Receiving the Piece" protocol.

Morgan, Bruce, and Deb Odom. Writing Through the Tween Years: Supporting Writers, Grades 3-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 1571104062

This case study explores how the authors (both teachers at the same school) returned to their roots as writing workshop teachers and re-inspired their students to write.

Wilde, Jack. A Door Opens: Writing in the Fifth Grade. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993. ISBN: 0435087614

This book examines the author's teaching practices and includes many examples of student writing in a variety of genres.

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