Monthly Archives: April 2014

Training Wheels . . .

. . . What a Writing Tutor Can Bring into the Classroom as a Writing Instructor Michael Reich There are many different approaches to both Teaching Writing and Tutoring Writing, but how do they intersect, where do they intersect, and finally, does … Continue reading

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Commenting Conundrums . . .

 Part I Part II Part III Part IV… . . .  Teaching Students the Levels of Sharing Christopher Petty and Shyam Sharma* “I wonder how many miles I’ve fallen by this time?” she said aloud. “I must be getting somewhere near … Continue reading

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Why are they so quiet? 

 by Liz Kotseas “Why are they so quiet?” is a common question from teachers who want to encourage English Language Learners (ELLs) to collaborate with peers or participate during class discussions.  I, too, wondered why some of my students in ESL … Continue reading

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Using Digital Stories in the Writing Classroom

Cathleen Rowley Sometimes I obsess over writing assignments I create for my classes. Should I use a novel or story or essay for a text analysis assignment? What is the best way to explain the researched argument and how many … Continue reading

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The Meta-Game: Focusing on Skills in the Writing Classroom

Katherine Miscavige There was a discussion earlier this semester on the Composition and Rhetoric listserv about the transferability of the skills we teach in the writing classroom.  To a certain extent, we are valued for and tasked with teaching students … Continue reading

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