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Barbieri, Maureen – Voices from the Middle, 1998
Describes how poetry and teaching poetry is a way to pay attention to the world, to feel connected to other people--a conduit to each student's truest discoveries, offering solace and courage and wisdom and survival. (SR)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English Instruction, Language Arts, Poetry
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Barbieri, Maureen – Voices from the Middle, 1996
Describes the crisis that young women face--a kind of suffocation--at adolescence, calling it both developmental and cultural. Argues that responsive teaching, and regular, fast, expressive writing without evaluation about whatever is in their minds will help girls define what is most important to them and examine what is going on in their lives.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Females, Individual Development, Journal Writing
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Barbieri, Maureen – Voices from the Middle, 1998
Describes how the author used writers' notebooks with her students (grades 6-8), all Chinese immigrants, to find and express their memories and dreams, to find meaning in their experiences of change and loss; develop voice and a sense of audience; develop fluency in English; and find a growing sense of control over their new language and their new…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Intermediate Grades