ERIC Number: ED454523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Writing Workshop: Working through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts).
Ray, Katie Wood
Designed to be a practical, comprehensive, and illuminating guide for both new and experienced teachers, this book confronts the challenges of the writing workshop head-on, with chapters on all aspects of the writing workshop, including: day-to-day instruction, classroom management, the development of writing identities, and the tone of workshop teaching. It is a book about being articulate--about a person's ability to think through what he or she is doing when he or she is doing it, so that practice can be improved. Woven between the chapters on teaching are the voices of published writers and commentaries, reminding readers how writers do what they do. The book's early chapters explore why writing workshops exist; the next several chapters (5 through 8) help readers think through the workshop as a predictable event in the life of a classroom; Chapters 9 through 12 deal with curriculum knowledge for workshop teaching; and Chapters 13 through 16 examine the parts of the workshop where students and teachers talk about writing. The book's ending chapters (17 through 19) are meant to help readers work through issues related to the ongoing work that students are engaged in during workshops. (Contains a list of 65 suggested readings.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Teacher Role, Writing Evaluation, Writing for Publication, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.