Classroom Practice

AUTHOR: Katie McKay
FROM THE BLOG: Katie McKay shares the process and examples of student work from a year-long journey of deep professional development to create responsive curriculum that grows authentic, enthusiastic, and motivated writers in elementary classrooms.

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AUTHOR: Kate Rowley
FROM THE BLOG: Kate Rowley writes on how a team of UCLA Writing Project teacher-consultants worked to bring meaningful literacy and writing experiences to English learners whose classrooms often exist in isolation, using resources from our College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP).

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AUTHOR: Kathy Kurtze
FROM THE BLOG: Chippewa River Writing Project teacher-consultant Kathy Kurtze explores how the College, Career, and Community Ready Writers Program’s curriculum is perfect for harnassing the energy of her social and demonstrative middle schoolers into civil discourse and thoughtful argument writing.

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AUTHOR: Stephanie West-Puckett
FROM THE BLOG: Stephanie West-Puckett and her graduate students name and defeat persistent zombie ideas with help from Bad Ideas About Writing, a free, open-source textbook outlining 61 bad ideas about writing and writing instruction that just won’t go away.

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AUTHOR: Zac Chase
FROM THE BLOG: Teacher Zac Chase examines traditional “get to know you” writing assignments to tease out their primary goals, and explores how we could reimagine those assignments to better meet those goals, incorporating collaboration, student inquiry, and transparency.

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