National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 25, No. 2, 2003

Becoming (a poem)
By Jennifer Janes
A poem by Jennifer Janes....

Book Review: (First Person)2: A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy, by Day and Michele
By Suzanne Cherry
Cherry considers the concepts in this book useful in its serious examination of the benefits and pitfalls of cooperation and collaboration, but challenges the writers' assertion that collaboration is necessarily "feminine....

Book Review: (Re)Articulating Writing Assessment for Teaching and Learning, by Brian Huot
By Douglas James Joyce
Douglas James Joyce reviews (Re)Articulating Writing Assessment for Teaching and Learning by Brian Huot....

Book Review: School's Out! by Glynda Hull and Katherine Schultz
By Monie Hayes
Hayes find this book's greatest strength to be the "solid attention it gives to the growing body of research into out-of-school literacies and their relationship to scholastic goals....

Documenting the Real Work of School Reform with the NWP at Work Series
By Joye Alberts, Elizabeth Radin Simons
The National Writing Project is a big idea—teachers teaching teachers—that gains its strength from a collection of smaller ideas....

From Communion to Communication: Connecting Heart and Brain in the Learning Process
By Richard L. Graves, Sherry Swain
In this case study, Sherry Swain and Richard Graves demonstrate the idea that for skill learning to stick it needs to have an emotional component....

How Our Assumptions Affect Our Expectations
By Jan Hillskemper
Hillskemper reminds us that teachers can drift into a set of misguided assumptions when they mistakenly believe that parents have the same values and expectations that they have....

Mothers Know What We Need (a poem)
By Bill Connolly
A poem by Bill Connolly....

Taking Stories to Heart: Charles Mazer Remembered
By William Strong
People in the writing project wear their passion for their work on their sleeves....

Teaching the Teacher: What I Learned from Teaching a Content Literacy Methods Class
By Ingrid Spence
When junior high school teacher Spence was approached to teach a methods class at the local university, she was enthusiastic....

The Chain Poem, a Way of Breaking the Ice
By Ingrid Wendt
Wendt claims poems are boring only when they fail to surprise....

The Spirit of Volunteerism in English Composition
By Jim Wilcox
"Teacher, you changed my life....

Writing in Home Dialects: Choosing a Written Discourse in a Teacher Education Class
By Eileen Kennedy
Kennedy, who teaches speakers of Caribbean Creole, uses the authentic language of her students to help them develop stronger voices as writers and become more competent writers of Standard English....

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