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Eileen Simmons

Oklahoma State University Writing Project

Eileen Simmons teaches English at East Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a teacher- consultant with the Oklahoma State University Writing Project (OSUWP). She is editor of Writers and Projects, the OSUWP newsletter, and is a past editor of Oklahoma English Journal. This article has its genesis in many places: her own curiosity about students and vocabulary, the National Writing Project Writing Retreat, and conversations with and support from her fellow teacher-consultants.

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