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Participating in a Write-In with Colleagues

September 27, 2017

Teachers themselves can participate in a write-in by working individually or with other members of their team, department, or institution….

Write-In Lesson Plan

September 27, 2017

Use the sample class lesson plan and adapt as appropriate to your classroom needs: Learning objectives for all lesson plans…

Hold a Classroom Write-In

September 27, 2017

Instructors can use the lesson provided or develop their own that speaks to their particular concerns and that of their…

Write-In Goals

September 27, 2017

This activity can achieve several different goals: Engage with public and local policy issues in a strategic and structured way…

Beginning a Piece of Writing

September 27, 2017

An introduction to any piece of writing serves one function: hooking the reader to make him or her want to…

Finding the Writing Process That Works for You

September 27, 2017

The writing process is just what it sounds like: the process a writer follows in order to move from the…

Determining What to Write About

September 27, 2017

One of the first and most important decisions for every writer is determining what to write about. Making this decision…

10 Myths about Learning to Write

September 27, 2017

Do you have fond memories of learning to write? Most people would say “No!” They’d probably add, “Writing was hard—I…

NCTE Beliefs about Students’ Right to Write

September 25, 2017

During this era of high-stakes testing, technology-based instruction, and increased control over students’ expression due to school violence, students’ right…

Episode 19 – Kevin Smokler

September 21, 2017

Kevin Smokler is a dear friend who changed my world when he asked me to be part of his panel…