Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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"First there's instruction and then imitation. From all that comes invention."

- Margo Jefferson
Margo Jefferson
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:
  • Many states and institutions offer financial and logistical support to bring writers into the classroom. Scan this list to find programs in your area.

  • The New York Times Book section features many resources from authors, including "Writers on Writing," a periodic feature that provides in-depth articles written by modern authors about their work and its processes. Here, in the column's archives, authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, and Amy Tan reflect on their lives as authors. The site requires free registration.
In the Library:
  • Fletcher, Ralph. Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann , 1996.

  • Heard, Georgia. Writing Toward Home: Tales and Lessons To Find Your Way. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1995.

  • Murray, Donald M. Crafting a Life in Essay, Story, Poem. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.

  • Murray, Donald M. Shoptalk: Learning to Write With Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1990.

  • Murray, Donald M. A Writer Teaches Writing: A Complete Revision 2nd ed. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1985.

  • Rule, Rebecca and Susan Wheeler, Creating the Story: Guides for Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993.
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