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ERIC Number: EJ940139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Don Graves Remembered
Romano, Tom
Language Arts, v89 n1 p44-47 Sep 2011
Don Graves died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. In the early 1980s, Don blew open the door to teaching children to write. His qualitative research and subsequent 26 books transformed the teaching of writing in elementary schools. He showed how much could be learned by the simple, powerful strategy of sitting beside children and asking them about their writing. In this article, the author reflects on what made Don a great teacher, mentor, and human being. Filled with references to his books, his teaching methods, and his unmistakable energy and rapport with children, the article encourages everyone to revisit the theory and methods that allowed Don Graves to connect with children and coax out their stories and writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire