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A "Napkin Curriculum For Writing"

Publication: Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, a blog on Education Week
Date: December 2, 2012

Summary: Larry Ferlazzo poses the question, "What advice can you give to help teachers be more effective in helping students become better writers?" In part four of this blog series, author and teacher Barry Lane responds with a plethora of print and online resources, and "the best and most career sustaining professional development available for teachers."

 

Excerpt from Article

There are many great books on the craft of teaching writing and how to set up a writing classroom. . . .

There are some fabulous websites . . . that contain high quality literature based lesson plans and there are wonderful places to connect and interact with other teachers . . .

By far, the best and most career sustaining professional development available for teachers of writing is the National Writing Project. This is a 5 week summer course where you walk in as a teacher of writing and walk out a writer who teaches. Because of the intensity of all the writing and sharing members often develop lifelong professional development connections. . . .

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Read "Response: A 'Napkin Curriculum For Writing'" in Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo , a blog on Education Week.

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