National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 19, No. 2, 1997

Against All Odds: Implementing a Middle School Writing Club
By Nancy Renko, Mary Weaver
The writers detail the adventures of a voluntary writing club that concludes the semester with a trip to read original works to preschoolers....

Are You All Right Dear? The Writing Teacher as Mother Hen
By Bonnie Faiman
Faiman narrates a cautionary tale illustrating why teachers should tread softly when they intrude into the personal lives of their students....

Book Review: Just Girls: Hidden Literacies and Life in Junior High
By Debra Schneider

Children as Writers in Literature, with Annotated Bibliography
By Christina Faccioli
Facciolli mines the world of children's literature to uncover numerous examples of children as writers....

Sounding Board: The Writing Teacher as Confidant
By Coleen Armstrong
Armstrong sees her job not just as correcting grammar and spelling but also as reassuring students, offering support, and providing a safe sounding board for them....

The "Righting" Club: Travails and Triumphs of a Community Writing Workshop
By Michael Larkin
Larkin looks over his tenure as the director of a community center writing club, concluding that he should have stated his goals explicitly in the beginning, in order to better assess how he and his students progressed....

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