National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 16, No. 1, 1994

Announcements
By NWP Staff

Avoiding Road-Kill on the Information Highway
By Stephen Marcus
Marcus discusses such telecommunications phenomena as browsers, hunters, flamers, lurkers, and virtual communities, describes NWP's leadership role in electronic communication, and gives a list of resources....

Book Review: Unfulfilled Expectations: Home and School Influences on Literacy, mult. authors
By Margaret C. Needels
Margaret Needles reviews Unfulfilled Expectations: Home and School Influences on Literacy by Catherine E....

Book Review: Writing and Sense of Self: Identity Negotiation in Writing Workshops, by Brooke
By Anne DiPardo
Anne DiPardo reviews Writing and Sense of Self: Identity Negotiation in Writing Workshops by Rupert Brooke, which presents an array of carefully drawn portraits of students in his university writing classes in order to profile how a workshop environment can help students try on writerly roles as they seek their own voices....

Book Review: Writing Relationships: What Really Happens in the Writing Classroom, by Tobin
By Bill Lyons
Bill Lyons reviews Writing Relationships: What Really Happens in the Writing Classroom by Lad Tobin, which argues that we can help students become better writers if we carefully examine interpersonal classroom relationships and if we work toward new models, not only for teacher–student and student–student relationships but also for teacher–teacher relationships....

CSW Update
By NWP Staff
James Lobdell describes a workshop at UC Berkeley given by Myra Barrs, director of the Centre for Language in Primary Education, London, and principal author of The Primary Language Record, It was attended by 70 K–12 teachers, educational researchers, and teacher educators....

Editorial: The Real Thing: NWP and Educational Reform
By NWP Staff
Concurrent with international movements for school reform and a proliferation of educational reports, NWP has changed the lives of 1,150,000 teachers, empowering them to become educational leaders....

Letter from James Gray
By James Gray
The founder of the National Writing Project announces his resignation as director of NWP, summarizes NWP's accomplishments in its first 21 years, and outlines the work still to be done....

Making Thinking Visible: Encouraging Interaction Among School and University Writing Teachers
By Linda Norris
Norris describes how researchers worked with teachers from very different classes and contexts to implement a specific writing technique called collaborative planning in their classrooms....

News
By NWP Staff

Our Writing, Ourselves: Portrait of a Writing Group
By Joan Cotich, Deborah Dixon, Lorrie Nelson, Aline Shapiro, Beth Yeager
In this reflection of a writing project writing group, a diverse group of five women educator/writers who teach at different levels from first grade through college, describe their activities and experiences as they explore the question, "What makes our group work?" Joan Cotich, Deborah Dixon, Lorrie Nelson, Aline Shapiro, and Beth Yeager share their individual and group processes, giving numerous examples of their writing exercises and their writing....

The Sound of Shackles Shaking: Toward Student-Centered Writing
By Joan Martens
Martens realizes that imposition of writing agendas on her students contributes to their apathy....

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