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Our 2008 NCTE Presentation

2008 NCTE
2008 NCTE
As promised, here’s the presentation, ‘”I HATE WRITING!!!’: A Discussion About Inspiring Reluctant Writers By Writing Alongside Them,” we gave today.

Ayres & Shubitz 2008 NCTE Convention Presentation

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

4 thoughts on “Our 2008 NCTE Presentation Leave a comment

  1. Thanks so much for posting this. I’m really looking forward to taking some time to mull it over slowly (rather than just the quick glance I’ve been able to give it so far). There is so much there for me to think about.


  2. Thanks for sharing your workshop (you know, if you use Google Docs for making a presentation, you can embed the slideshow right in a post …. just fyi, if you are interested).
    And I am glad I saw the comment above me, too. Seems interesting.
    Sorry I could not see you in SA.


  3. Congratulations on your presentation! It was terrific seeing you two in Texas…I’m back home in Georgia already but wanted to send this call for Language Arts to the two of you and your readers. We would love to hear from you – it’s just short snippets about teachers’ thoughts and experiences with assessment – and the submissions are due by December 8th:

    Dear Colleagues,
    The editors of Language Arts have chosen “Refocusing on Assessment” as their theme for the May 2009 issue of the journal. As a part of this issue, we are inviting teachers to submit short, 1-2 paragraph statements about the experiences they have had, the perspectives they hold, and the stances they take regarding language arts assessment. Please pass this invitation along to other teachers you know so we can hear from educators throughout the country who are interested in sharing their views with our readers. Our focus will be on PreK-8 teachers, but perspectives from teacher educators are also welcomed.

    The call for manuscripts for this issue, excerpted below, will help contributors focus their ideas. Any of the questions in the call could be a prompt for reflection. The call for this issue states: “Many educators and policy makers are calling for an end to intensive, single-measure testing programs that limit our vision of students’ potential and their access to wider learning. We invite descriptions of research and practice that can support innovative approaches to assessment. How do students describe assessment and its purposes? What can we learn from greater involvement of whole-school and community perspectives on assessment? What local designs of assessment serve multilingual and ethnically diverse classroom communities? And what assessments of teaching shape new directions in learning for novice and experienced professionals?”

    We need to receive submissions by December 8th to have them considered for this special issue. When submitting for this column, please include your name and contact information in addition to your position/grade level taught, school, district, city, and state. If you would like your submission to be printed anonymously, please indicate that and list your city and state. Submissions can be emailed to with the subject heading “Perspectives on Assessment.”

    Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor. We know that your perspectives and those of teachers you know will be valued by Language Arts readers as they continue teaching and transforming education.

    The Language Arts Editorial Team


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