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Come to Class

Carol Jago

Pub Date: 3/14/2008
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 10th

  Teaching students to write well is hard. Team teaching with a master writing teacher can make it easier—and more productive. Come to Class offers you that opportunity. In Come to Class, Carol Jago shares the writing lessons and classroom survival skills she honed over 32 years of teaching. Each lesson describes Carol’s... more

50 Essential Lessons

Jim Burke

Pub Date: 11/20/2006
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 9th - 12th

50 Essential Lessons is the result of the lessons Jim Burke learned while asking himself how to teach his students the skills they needed to succeed in school and in the larger world. Anchored in standards shared by a range of national literacy documents, these lessons focus on the core cognitive and personal skills—reading,... more

Right-Answer Writing

Ardith Cole

Pub Date: 9/5/2006 1
Product Type: 3 Handbooks + CD
Grade: 4th - 12th

We know that all writing follows some kind of structure. But when there’s a Right Answer involved, those structures tighten—especially in testing situations, where someone else constructs the prompts and the answers. This narrows writing and offers students less freedom. Fortunately, Right-Answer Writing provides writers... more

Dream Writing Assignments

David Lecount

Pub Date: 1/8/2004 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 7th - 12th

Creative questions elicit creative responses. That's what English teacher David LeCount demonstrates in this collection of quirky, provocative writing prompts designed to release students from standardized writing assignments. More than 600 prompts serve as multidisciplinary opportunities for students to write creatively. Dream... more

Nonstandardized Quests

David Lecount

Pub Date: 1/23/2002
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - College

Anyone who dares to teach creatively needs this book. It is a delight and a treasure for creative teaching. —Herbert Kohl, author of The Discipline of HopeNonstandardized Quests reminds us of the wonder and danger that drive all good writing. Even [the] title reminds us that writing is a "quest," one that usually begins... more