A picture of a hat with Trump written on it sitting on top of a t-shirt that says Hillary for President. Alongside these items are two books: Teaching Arguments and Everything's an Argument, as well as a calendar that has "teaching argument" written in the Monday slot

Platforms, Politics, and Possibilities: An Approach to Teaching Argument in an Election Year

by Sara Hoeve Early last week my husband and I attended the annual Open House at my daughter’s high school. After the parents had settled into the small, metal desks, the English teacher began to review the units she had planned for the year: Narrative writing, Dystopian texts, Shakespeare drama, Argument… The moment the teacher…

Image of spiral notebook with letter from teacher to student opposite a letter from student to teacher.

Building Relationships and Understanding with Dialogue Journals: One Entry at a Time

by Brennan Cruser and Stacey Ross Teachers of young children share conversations all day with their students. What if you could capture some of those conversations and provide a space for a one-on-one discussion with each of your students? Dialogue journals provide a space to connect teacher to student as students connect pencil to paper.…

Photo of a chalkboard that reads: "Welcome to book club! Itinerary: Make yarn dolls. Eat your way through the book. Talk about the book. Do needlepoint."

Why Book Clubs Matter

By Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil and Deborah Vriend Van Duinen Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. –Napoleon   Recently, the Writers Who Care blog has discussed college readiness, alternative forms of literacy, a teacher-as-writer model, the concept of providing real audiences for writers, and advocacy related…