National Writing Project

The Quarterly

Vol. 23, No. 1, 2001

Back to Square One: What To Do When Writing Workshop Just Doesn't Work
By Glorianne Bradshaw

Book Review: Image Grammar: Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing by Harry Noden
By Bob Ingalls
Ingalls finds that Noden, by expanding the relationship between parts of speech and writing and by providing vivid writing samples and creative writing exercises, helps us break out of our limited view of grammar....

Book Review: Winning Ways of Coaching Writing
By Jim Addison

Experiments in Reading and Writing
By Nancy Wilson
Wilson documents a collaboration between the New York City Writing Project and an overcrowded inner city high school....

How Reading Poetry Will Help You Get a Six-Figure Job
By Britton Gildersleeve
Gildersleeve uses a help-wanted ad for an information systems technologist to convince her students that the critical reading skills demanded on this job are the same ones practiced in the study of literature....

It's a Frame Up: Helping Students Devise Beginnings and Endings
By Romana Hillebrand
Hillebrand describes how a carefully crafted frame can give a piece of writing a deeper sense of meaning and a way into and out of the assignment that escapes the over-used traditional patterns....

By Jennifer Drake

Listening to College Writers
By Anne-Marie Harvey
Harvey moves toward "giving students enormous latitude ....

Promoting Social Imagination Through Interior Monologues
By Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen
The authors demonstrate how the interior monologue form provides students with opportunities to think about why others do what they do and why they think as they think....

Saving a Seat for Joseph
By Maria Russel
Russell reflects on how one student, Joseph, led her to peel away the protective layers that she had justified as necessary for her classroom survival....

Unloading the Excess Baggage
By Beth Halbert
Halbert wrestles with questions of how she should react to a student memoir that relies on profanity and includes authentic descriptions of violence....

Where Is the Truth In Virtual Reality?
By Roxanne Barber
A dispute over whether The Quarterly had published an article that inaccurately characterized information on a website sends NWP Communications Director Barber on a quest to evaluate sources, online and in print....

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