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Atwell, Nancie – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Writers thrive when they are motivated to work hard, have regular opportunities to practice and reflect, and benefit from a knowledgeable teacher who knows writing. Student feedback to lessons during writing workshop helped guide Nancie Atwell in her quest to provide the richest and most efficient path to better writing.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Writing Workshops, Middle School Teachers
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Atwell, Nancie – Voices from the Middle, 1996
Describes why and what happened when a teacher changed from viewing English teaching as a value-neutral act to teaching what matters to her. Relates what she expects from the reading and writing workshop and how raising her own voice in terms of her passions and what she values has strengthened students' voices. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts
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Atwell, Nancie – Voices from the Middle, 1996
Describes how the author discovered practical, accessible ways of talking with her seventh and eighth graders about the considerations and decisions of fiction writers. Appends a fiction writing handbook. (SR)
Descriptors: Fiction, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
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Powning, Joe; Atwell, Nancie – Voices from the Middle, 1995
Presents a short introduction by teacher Nancie Atwell to her eighth-grade student Joe Powning's annotated list of his nine favorite funny books. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Grade 8