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Research and Writing Resources
- BOOK: Writing Reminders: Tools, Tips and Techniques (Heinemann, 2003) by Jim Burke - Like Reading Reminders, its best-selling companion, Writing Reminders is designed to be read on the run—between periods, while planning, even while teaching—to make every minute count in your classroom, to help you work smarter and more effectively. It features techniques for teaching writing, complete with tools and tips on how to implement them.
- BOOK: Reading, Writing and Rising Up: Teaching about Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word (Rethinking Schools, 2000) by Linda Christensen - A practical, useful and informative book, containing examples of teaching and activities that develop critical thinking and effective writing for even the most recalcitrant students and the most experienced educators.
- BOOK: Strategies That Work (Stenhouse Publishers, 2000) by Harvey, Stephanie and Anne Goudvis - Full of practical suggestions to help students think when they read. Written for grades 3-8, the strategies are easily adapted for use with high school students.
- Instructional Materials to accompany Strategies that Work:
- BOOK: Blending Genre, Altering Style (Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 2000) by Tom Romano - For teachers of English language arts. Addresses the practicalities of helping students compose multi-genre papers. Each idea is supported with actual student writing, including five full-length multi-genre papers. One chapter alone is devoted to helping writers create unity and coherence in their papers. An excellent reference for in-service or pre-service English language arts teacher.