National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 22, No. 3, 2000

Book Review: Reading for Understanding, by Schoenbach, Greenleaf, Cziko and Hurwitz
By Bob Fecho

From a High-Tech to a Low-Tech Writing Classroom: You Can't Go Home Again
By Charles Moran
Drawing on his own experience, Moran finds and evaluates significant differences between computer-based and non-computer-based writing classrooms....

Kyle's Surprises: Anecdote as a Strategy to Strengthen Student Writing
By Ed Darling
Through a series of writing conferences, Darling nudges his student Kyle to generate a series of anecdotes that transform a bare-bones composition into a rich, engaging piece of writing....

My Laptop Ambivalence: Some Speed Bumps on the High-Tech Road to Writing
By Susan Cvengros Mortensen
Mortensen details and evaluates the transition of her seventh grade writing students as they adapt to the use of laptop computers....

Staging Learning: The Play's the Thing
By Jean Hicks, Tim Johnson
The writers describe a method that employs sticky notes to create dramas that give students a voice....

Student Slayer: The Imposed Curriculum
By Kevin Lavey

The Other Side of the Stone: Student Conversations with a Graveyard
By Patrick C. Pritchard
Pritchard, a teacher at an alternative school for adolescent boys, uses a cemetery as source material for writing and learning....

What Is Reading? An Excerpt from Reading for Understanding
By Christine Cziko, Cynthia Greenleaf, Lori Hurwitz, Ruth Schoenbach

What's Fair: The Story of Gifted Gail and Special Eddie
By Donna Vincent
Vincent argues that fairness in education means individualized instruction to meet students' special needs "What if doctors felt that fair meant giving the same treatment to every patient?"....

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