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Writing a Life
Teaching Memoir to Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning--and Triumph Over Tests
Katherine Bomer
Grade: 3rd - 8th
Pub Date: 8/30/2005

    This depth of attention to a single genre is unprecedented in books on the teaching of writing. Until now, for this depth, teachers used books written for aspiring writers and translated them into sensible classroom practice. Katherine brings writing and teaching together exquisitely in this beautiful book.
    —Katie Wood Ray, Author of About the Authors
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Reading and Writing for Resiliency (DVD)
The Life-Changing Power of Enabling Texts
Alfred Tatum
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 3/26/2010

In his staff development companion to Reading for Their Life, Alfred Tatum demonstrates the power enabling texts can have to change the life of African American adolescent males—and every student in the class.

On this powerful DVD, Alfred takes you into Deborah Osher’s classroom to see how his strategies work in regular, mixed-race/mixed-gender... more

Lessons from a Writer
Readings and Resources for Teachers and Students
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 1/10/2011

There is much in this book to inspire any writer to seek more in his or her own writing: to pay attention to sounds, smells, people, and dialogue. Because Judith’s voice is strong, offering such a real and rich invitation, my students will listen.

Penny Kittle, author of Write Beside Them

Young-adult... more

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Interactive Writing
How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2
Andrea McCarrier , Irene Fountas , Gay Su Pinnell
Grade: K - 3rd
Pub Date: 8/22/2018

Fresh new cover, same great content!

Children want to make their mark—on paper, on any surface, in life. But the difficulties of transferring words to paper can be daunting enough to drown out even the most enthusiastic voice. Enter interactive writing, a new instructional approach in which teachers and children collaborate to produce a written text. Just as Fountas... more

Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines
Research on the Academic Writing Life
Christo. Thaiss , Therese Zawacki
Grade: College - College
Pub Date: 3/1/2006

    An exceptionally thoughtful investigation of writing in the academic disciplines—one of the best I have ever read. A smart and elegant book.
    —Mike Rose, author of Lives on the Boundary
How do faculty across the disciplines define the qualities of good writing?
What assumptions underlie their writing assignments?
How do students
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Reading for Their Life
(Re)Building the Textual Lineages of African American Adolescent Males
Alfred Tatum
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 8/17/2009

"Because African American adolescent males and face their own challenges, they must identify texts that mark their times and their lives. If we create opportunities for this to happen, they will not only begin to trust the texts, they will begin to trust us, too. Then maybe, we’ll hear one of them say, Education is on our... more

Smarter Charts: Bringing Charting to Life
Marjorie Martinelli , Kristine Mraz
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 10/28/2014

Deepen Engagement with Thoughtful Charts

In this comprehensive course on charting, you will learn how charts can build independence and agency, communicate information efficiently and effectively, and help in setting and achieving goals. Through videos, photos, and interviews, you will discover new ways to create and use charts with your students... more

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is a research and staff development organization housed at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Project's ideas are foundational to literacy instruction across the globe. The organization has a deep and long lasting affiliation with over six hundred schools, and works in less intimate ways with thousands of others. Reading
Life Expectancies
Monologues That Challenge
Michael Kearns
Grade: Other - Other
Pub Date: 11/8/2005

The average life expectancy is about 75 years. But there's another kind of life expectancy, one that describes how we each feel our life ought to go, ought to be lived. When conflict, obstacles, and tragedies shake our lives, these life expectancies are challenged, stretched to their limits—and sometimes they break. For Michael Kearns this friction between expectation... more

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