National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 18, No. 3, 1996

“Our Wal-Mart Is Bigger Than Our Mall”: Writing That Matters
By Suzanne Styron Edwards
When a newspaper writer identifies the hometown of her students as one of the fifty worst places to live in America, the students respond to him with passionate and successful writing....

Teaching Grammar in Context, by Constance Weaver
By Bill Lyons
Lyons concurs with Weaver's advice that teachers need to know grammar and process writing....

Clicking on the Icon: How Technology Helped Amplify Some “Micro-Voices”
By Jabari Mahiri
Mahiri writes of his ill-prepared college students who "changed themselves as writers" through a co-created curriculum and the use of computers—inspiring many drafts....

Energy Conversion: The Evolution of Experimenters' Workshop
By Alexa Stuart
Stuart applies the principles of writing workshop to science class....

NWP and CSW Update
By NWP Staff

Real World Feminism: A Teacher Learns from Her Students' Writing
By Lisa Orta
Orta comes to understand that, in her community college class, when she "expected everyone to subscribe to [her] brand of feminism [she had] ignored layers of societal pressures and personal longings....

The Perils and Pleasures of Teacher Research: Excerpts from a Journal I Never Kept
By Martha Dudley
As Dudley looks back on this journal, created after the fact, documenting her student Matthew's growth, she vows to study one student a year until "I am so old and eccentric that the district makes me a roving sub to get me to resign....

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