Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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"I think one of the most important things student writers need to hear is what it is they did well."

- Kylene Beers
Kylene Beers
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
Listen to: On the Web:
  • The National Council of Teachers of English has published this position statement on the assessment of student writing. Although prepared by NCTE's college level conference, the statement is relevant to teachers working with all levels of students.
  • The Writing Program at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa has prepared an extensive explanation of peer review and the "hows" and "whys" of this kind of student activity.
In the Library:
  • Bishop, Wendy, ed. Elements of Alternate Style: Essays on Writing and Revision. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/ Boynton Cook, 1997.

  • Cooper, Charles R. and Lee Odell, eds. Evaluating Writing: The Role of Teachers' Knowledge About Text, Learning and Culture. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1998.

  • Elbow, Peter. "Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: A Utopian View." In Composition in the 21st Century. Eds. Bloom, Lynn D., Donald A. Daiker, and Edward M. White. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996. 83-100.

  • Mahoney, Jim. Power and Portfolios: Best Practices for High School Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002.

  • Murray, Donald M. The Craft of Revision. 3rd ed. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1997.

  • Sunstein, Bonnie and Jonathan H. Lovell, eds. the Portfolio Standard: How Students Can Show Us What They Know and Are Able To Do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000.

  • Tchudi, Stephen., ed. Alternatives to Grading Student Writing. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1997.

  • Wilde, Sandra. Testing and Standards: A Brief Encyclopedia. Portland, ME: Stenhouse, 2002.
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