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Building a Community of Writers: Creating the Emotional Space

Building a community of writers is likely a goal for all writing workshop teachers. But what are some ways to be intentional about bringing such a goal to fruition?

critical literacy · peter h. johnson · powerful literacy · RIWP · Stephanie R. Jones · writing · writing workshop

MAKING KIDS FEEL BIG, NOT small.

I had the pleasure of hearing Linda Christensen deliver the keynote address at today's RIWP Spring 2008 Conference. Linda wrote a book entitled Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power, so it was natural for her to speak on the subject of the "Politics of Language: Teaching About Language and… Continue reading MAKING KIDS FEEL BIG, NOT small.

functional literacy · literacy · lucy calkins · new literacy · powerful literacy · reading · tcrwp · writing

“New Literacy”

I'm in a political mood today since today is Primary Day in R.I. Therefore, I have been thinking about the way that politicians work with educators to affect change. Hence, I decided to pull-up something I wrote (last year) as a response to reading chapter 12 of Patrick Finn's Literacy with an Attitude: Educating Working-Class… Continue reading “New Literacy”