National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 22, No. 4, 2000

Accidental Poetry: A Literacy Autobiography
By Carol Case

Bicultural Literacy: A Personal Exploration
By Marcia Venegas-Garcìa
Venegas–Garcia tells her personal biliterate, bicultural story to "encourage ....

Book Review: Across Property Lines: Textual Ownership in Writing Groups, by Candace Spigelman
By Jane Mikoni

Book Review: Blending Genre, Altering Style: Writing Multigenre Papers, by Tom Romano
By Stephen Smarjesse
Smarjesse argues that Romano's multigenre approach engages students in higher levels of creative thought, helping them also to develop and hone basic skills....

Book Review: Everyone Can Write, by Peter Elbow
By Tom Thompson

Collaborative Dialogue: When Writing Becomes a Social Act
By Carole Jonaitis, Mary T. Mackley
A writing exchange between classes of high school and college students invites a kind of social act that makes in-school learning more like out-of-school learning....

Letters: Where Teachers Fail
By Kevin Lavey, Stan Rains

Reflective Friday: Time Out to Think
By Kim Douillard
Once a week, Douillard leads her students through a series of reflective strategies that involve brainstorming, reflective writing, sharing, imagining, dialogue journaling, and more....

Struggling to Compose: How Children Regard Themselves as Writers
By Anne Alpert
Alpert decided that instead of asking her students questions about their writing, she would ask them questions about how they saw themselves as writers....

Teachers at the Center: A Memoir of the Early Years of the National Writing Project
By James Gray
An excerpt from Teachers at the Center by National Writing Project founder James Gray....

When a Student Hands Me a Line Like This
By Georgia Tiffany
Tiffany describes how she fashions an end-of-the-semester poem from lines drawn from her students' work....

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