Composing Spaces for Identities, Relationships, and Actions
With passion, clarity, and rich examples, Reclaiming Writing is dedicated to reawakening the journeys that writers take as they make sense of, think about, and speak back to their worlds in this era of high-stakes testing and mandated curricula. Classrooms and out-of-school settings are described...
Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge
Teachers, Students, and Researchers Regaining Spaces for Thinking and Action
Inviting teachers back to the role of reflective advocates for thoughtful reading instruction, this book presents theory and pedagogical possibilities to reclaim and build upon the knowledge base that was growing when government mandates, scripted commercial programs, and high stakes tests took...
Published June 2nd 2011 by Routledge
Writing Spaces in Hard Times
This book chronicles 5th and 6th grade writers - children of gang members, drug users, poor people, and non-documented and documented immigrants - in a rural school in the southwest US coming into their voices, cultivating those voices, and using those voices in a variety of venues, beginning with...
Published October 30th 2009 by Routledge
Understanding and Resisting Systematic Direct Intense Phonics Instruction
What are the implications of teaching phonics via a systematic direct intense program that mandates all children to experience the same scripted lesson at the same time? This book addresses the question through an in-depth play-by-play description of a phonics lesson as it occurred in a real...
Published October 1st 2001 by Routledge
Learning About Inquiry in Primary Classrooms
There has been a flurry of writing about teachers as inquirers and researchers as well as books about children as inquirers. This volume brings these two areas together -- teachers and students are inquiring at Ridgeway Elementary School. It demonstrates the importance of thought collectives as...
Published October 1st 1997 by Routledge
Teachers and Students Researching their Literacy Lives
Stories from the Heart is for, by, and about prospective and practicing teachers understanding themselves as curious and literate beings, making connections with colleagues, and researching their own literacy and the literacy lives of their students. It demonstrates the power and importance of...
Published January 1st 1996 by Routledge