ERIC Number: ED397449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Those Who Do, Can: Teachers Writing, Writers Teaching. A Sourcebook.
Root, Robert L., Jr.; Steinberg, Michael
Based on a series of seven summer workshops on creative writing and pedagogy, this book offers an "inside-out" approach to teaching and writing, an approach that teachers can use for personal growth and self-enrichment as well as for application and inspiration in their public school classrooms. Essays in the book are: (1) "'The Writing's for Us': Granting Ourselves Permission through Personal Narratives" (Michael Steinberg); (2) "Writing the Outdoors: From Journals to Essays" (Robert L. Root, Jr.); (3) "Of Road Kill and Community History: Exploring the Past and Present through Writing" (Stephen N. Tchudi); (4) "Making Poetry: In Search of the Delicate Balance" (Gloria Nixon-John); (5) "Shape, Sound, Form: Crafts from Which to Sing a Poem" (Anne-Marie Oomen and Ruth Nathan); (6)"What We Talk about When We Talk about Writing Fiction" (John Smolens); (7) "Courting the Notion: Anecdotal Writing for Self-Enrichment" (Alan Weber); (8) "Inviting Success: Ways into the Writer Engagement" (Paul Wolbrink); (9) "The Individual Conference in the Writing Center" (John S. Dinan); (10) "Response Groups in the Writing Center" (Michael Bacon); (11) "Creating Our Own: Writing about Literature in Expressive and Imaginative Forms" (Michael Steinberg); (12) "'Well, I Was Born in a Small Town': Popular Media in the Language Arts Classroom" (Robert L. Root, Jr.); (13) "Talking to Yourself in the Car Is Okay: A Workshop about Writing Monologues and Dialogues" (Anne-Marie Oomen); (14) "Going Where the Lightning Is: Fifteen Ways to Start Writing" (Paul Wolbrink); (15) "Writing and Grammar: Bridging the Controversy" (Alan Weber); and (16) "English through the Open Door: Foreign Language in English Language Study" (Marguerite Cotto). Appendixes present examples of teachers' writing, excerpts of learning and reading logs, teaching ideas, and two personal views on organizing and administrating a writing conference by teachers who are also workshop administrators. Contains 35 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English Teachers, Fiction, Grammar, Journal Writing, Poetry, Professional Development, Public Education, Second Language Learning, Summer Programs, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Laboratories, Writing Teachers, Writing Workshops
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 18607-3050: $19.95 members, $26.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A