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Susie Lebryk-Chao
  • Has been teaching English for almost fifteen years
  • Currently teaches 12th grade Advanced Placement Language and Advanced Placement Literature at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia
Read about Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Susie's school.

Professional books that have made a difference in Susie's teaching-with annotations:

  • The English Teacher's Companion: A complete guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession by Jim Burke (Heinemann, ISBN: 0325005389)
    "A practical, easy to read book about opening up and developing a substantive English class. Comes with companion website."
  • Illuminating Texts: How to Teach Students to Read the World by Jim Burke (Heinemann, 2001, ISBN: 0867094974)
    "Focus on reading a range of texts in various ways for different purposes and integrating literary texts to support essential conversations in the classroom. May be read by chapter or in bits and pieces."
  • Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process by Peter Elbow (Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0195120183)
  • Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow (Oxford University Press, Paperback ISBN: 0195120167)
  • For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry by Georgia Heard (Heinemann, ISBN: 043508495X)
    "Makes writing poetry in a poetry workshop setting sound inviting and accessible. Focus on elementary years but many ideas (e.g. revision, conferencing) translate to secondary level.
  • Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry by Kenneth Koch (Scribner, ISBN: 068482438)
    "A beautifully written book that inspires love for poetry and its special language."
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne LaMott (Anchor, ISBN: 0385480016)
    "An entertaining and accessible approach to fiction writing."
  • Writing to Be Read by Ken Macrorie (Boynton-Cook, ISBN: 0867091339)
  • Write to Learn by Donald Murray (Heinle, ISBN: 0155065122)
  • Seeking Diversity: Language Arts with Adolescents by Linda Rief (Heinemann, ISBN: 0435085980)
    "Makes a persuasive case for reading and writing workshop."
  • Blending Genre, Altering Style: Writing Multigenre Papers by Tom Romano (Boynton/Cook, ISBN: 0867094788)
    "Why teachers should consider assigning multigenre papers and how to include them in English classes. Contains many mini-lessons to help students develop different genres and persuasive student models".
  • Writing Analytically by Jill Stephen Rosenwasser, David Rosenwasser (Harcourt, ASIN: 0155018892) "How to move way beyond the five-paragraph essay!"
  • The English Language Arts Handbook: Classroom Strategies for Teachers by Stephen N. Tchudi and Susan J. Tchudi (Boynton/Cook, ISBN: 086709463X)
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