Writing, Teaching, Learning by Richard Graves. A Sourcebook
Writing, Teaching, Learning

Writing, Teaching, Learning

A Sourcebook

By Edited by Richard Graves

When Richard Graves set out to create a new edition of Rhetoric and Composition (Boynton/Cook, 1990), he envisioned a comprehensive collection that would chronicle the "birth" of the discipline up until the present. To his astonishment, he discovered a tremendous amount of current material treating issues heretofore unexplored. So instead, Graves has created an entirely new book—one that focuses on new ideas and fresh directions in the discipline.

More than a sourcebook, Writing, Teaching, Learning is a celebration of the writing-teaching process, reflecting the best writing about...

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When Richard Graves set out to create a new edition of Rhetoric and Composition (Boynton/Cook, 1990), he envisioned a comprehensive collection that would chronicle the "birth" of the discipline up until the present. To his astonishment, he discovered a tremendous amount of current material treating issues heretofore unexplored. So instead, Graves has created an entirely new book—one that focuses on new ideas and fresh directions in the discipline.

More than a sourcebook, Writing, Teaching, Learning is a celebration of the writing-teaching process, reflecting the best writing about the teaching of writing published within the last ten years. Of the thirty-two essays, only seven appeared in earlier editions; twenty-five are entirely new. Each one is engagingly written, recommending ways to make our work not only more helpful to our students but more joyous as well. Taken together, the essays suggest that growth in writing is ultimately holistic, a part of a wider spectrum of growth that involves the whole person. Always present is the possibility for transformation, sometimes even transcendence.

Contents

Contents:
I. Introduction 1.
The Winds of Change, M. Hairston 2. Pedagogy of the Distressed, J. Tompkins 3. What Do We Know About the Writing of Elementary School Children?, J. Jensen II. Stories from the Writing Classroom 4. On Stories and Scholarship, R. Murphy, Jr. 5. Laura's Legacy, C. Avery 6. Writing for Life, L. Rief 7. Scott's Gift, P. Swoger 8. "Whispers of Coming and Going," A. DiPardo 9. Crossing Lines, C. Deletiner III. Fluency, Flow, and Wonder 10. Happiness and the Blank Page, G. Briefs-Elgin 11. Entering Wonder, S. Swain 12. Wait, and the Writing Will Come, D. Gallehr 13. What I Learned from Verle Barnes, R. Graves 14. Focusing Twice Removed, L. Rex IV. Perspectives 2000 15. Like Happy Dreams-Integrating Visual Arts, Writing, and Reading, A. Alejandro 16. Are Today's Students Better Writers?, M. Licklider 17. Teaching Writing to Dyslexic Students, J. Corrigan 18. Family Stories and the Fictional Dream, T. Romano 19. Educating the Imagination, E. Mphahlele 20. The Language of Coats, N. Sommers 21. Car Wrecks, Baseball Caps, and Man-to-Man Defense, L. Tobin 22. Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar, P. Hartwell V. Attunement Through Shared Experience 23. After Theory, K. Spellmeyer 24. The Rhetorician As an Agent of Social Change, E. Cushman 25. Writing as Performance, S. Andrews 26. Kitchen Tables and Rented Rooms, A. Gere 27. The Writing Process Goes to San Quentin, J. Juska VI. Spiritual Sites of Composing 28. Spiritual Sites of Composing, A. Berthoff 29. Composing (As) Power, B. Daniell 30. Writing to Heal, J. Campbell 31. Women's Ways of Writing, or, Images, Self-Images, and Graven Images, J. Swearingen 32. Response, J. Moffett 33. Bringing Language Back to Life, L. Nelson 34. One Writer's Curriculum, D. Murray 35. Surprised by Bird, Bard, and Bach, C. Suhor 36. Writing, S. Schiller