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This collection of essays relates the experiences of teachers who have adopted and implemented a writing-process approach in their classrooms. In the collection, elementary, secondary, and college teachers candidly discuss their experiences--the struggles and successes, and the differences between their imagined ideal and the everyday reality. Each essay describes a personal journey, recounting how individual teachers worked within different institutional constraints and with diverse student populations to create communities of writers within their classrooms. Following an introduction, essays in the collection and their authors are, as follows: (1) "Defining the Writing Process" (Donna Barnes, Katherine Morgan, Karen Weinhold); (2) "A First-Draft Society: Self-Reflection and Slowing Down" (Robert K. Griffith); (3) "Ring the Bell and Run" (Kate Belavitch); (4) "ThiNG I Do'T, WoT To FGe'T" (Michelle Toch); (5) "Seeking Equilibrium" (Katherine Morgan); (6) "Beyond Reading and Writing: Realizing Each Child's Potential" (Tony Beaumier); (7) "The Other Stuff" (Leslie A. Brown; (8) "Picture This: Bridging the Gap between Reading and Writing with Picture Books" (Franki Sibberson); (9) "No Talking during Nuclear Attack: An Introduction to Peer Conferencing" (Karen Weinhold); (10) "There Is Never Enough Time!" (Donna Barnes); and (11) "A Touch of Madness: Keeping Faith as Workshoppers" (Bill Boerst). An afterword closes the collection. (NKA)

Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Peer Influence, Personal Narratives, Picture Books, Process Approach (Writing), Reading Writing Relationship, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops

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Author: Barnes, Donna, Ed.; Morgan, Katherine, Ed.; Weinhold, Karen, Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10450&id=ED411544







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