National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 18, No. 1, 1996

A Picaresque Tale from the Land of Kidwatching: Teacher Research and Ethical Dilemmas
By Jane Zeni
Drawing on series of hypothetical episodes, Zeni explores a variety of ethical problems and dilemmas encountered by teacher-researchers....

A Poem for Each Student: Creating Community in the Learning Factory
By Sheryl Lain

By Benita Little

NWP and CSW Update
By NWP Staff

Stories Out of School: First-Grade Family Journals
By Stephanie Terry
Terry demonstrates that family journals, which give family members a chance to write to her and with their children, "helped not only the children but entire families fly higher and further....

Teaching Can Be a Novel Experience
By Bob Tierney
Tierney draws useful parallels between the skills of a successful teacher and those of a successful writer, emphasizing such principles as "know your audience," "build trust," and "show don't tell....

The Letter Exchange: Balancing Responsibility in the Writing Classroom
By Margaret Perrow
Perrow has her college students write her regular letters pertaining to the course....

Writing History: Before and After Portfolios
By Stan Pesick
Pesick demonstrates how the use of writing portfolios in his history class prodded students to engage in aspects of "historical thinking....

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