ERIC Number: EJ661691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Keepin' It Real: Right out of a Fairy Tale, a Rookie Teacher from an Urban High School Plays Fairy Godmother to Her Kids' Cinderella Story. Her Magic Wand? The Power of Writing.
Northwest Education, v8 n2 p10-11 Win 2002
A ninth-grade English teacher at an urban California high school taught writing through focusing on tolerance. Books by young people who grew up with war, coupled with guaranteed anonymity, inspired and liberated her students to write about real, controversial topics in their journals, gaining them national recognition. Revising, peer editing, and comparing to published works developed their skills. (TD)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Journal Writing, Personal Narratives, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Urban Youth, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California (Long Beach)