Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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In the Classroom
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"You need to hear what other people think of what your writing says, because writing is about communication."

- Christopher Myers
Christopher Myers
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
Additional Resources
Listen to:
  • Kylene Beers's thoughts on the connection between reading and writing in the writing classroom, expressed during an interview for this project.
On the Web:
  • Washington College's Michael Harvey has compiled an extensive site—The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing—that offers advice on everything about writing—from organizing ideas to where to put the commas. Although prepared for college students, this resource is a ready source of online help for student writers of all ages.

  • Read ° Write ° Think , a site sponsored by NCTE, IRA, and Marcopolo, has a searchable and generous database of lesson plans, grouped by grade band and literacy strand.

  • Tools for writers of all ages are easily accessible on the Web. Try this useful and elegant online thesaurus to explore word relationships from a new angle.
In the Library:
  • Bell, Kathryn. From the Heart: A Creative Approach to Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002.

  • Bomer, Randy. Time for Meaning: Crafting Literate Lives in Middle and High School. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1995.

  • Bruffee, Kenneth. A Short Course in Writing: Practical Rhetoric for Composition Courses, Writing Workshops, and Tutor Training Programs. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 1992.

  • Frost, Helen. When I Whisper, Nobody Listens: Helping Young People Write About Difficult Issues. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2001.

  • King-Shaver, Barbara and Alyce Hunter. Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom: Content, Process, Product, and Assessment. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003.

  • Jago, Carol. Cohesive Writing: Why Concept Is Not Enough. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002.

  • Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Baltimore, MD: ASCD, 1999.

  • Tsujimoto, Joseph. Lighting Fires: How the Passionate Teacher Engages Adolescent Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2001.

  • Zemelman, Steven and Harvey Daniels. A Community of Writers: Teaching Writing in the Junior and High School. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1988.
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