Bridging the Writing Gap: Centering Student Voices in High School and College Writing

By Kristen Marakoff and P.L. Thomas Kristen Marakoff’s journey to becoming a high school English teacher began 7 years ago in Paul Thomas’ foundations course. She completed the certification program at Paul’s university, where he taught English Language Arts teaching methods and supervised her field work. Paul also teaches first-year writing—after teaching high school English…

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Writing in the Work World

By Ann D. David, Dorothy Meiburg Weller, and Amber Funderburgh As we discussed in our post about college readiness in writing, we have spent some time thinking about what it means to write beyond the bounds of the K-12 classroom. When we first started our inquiry, writing in the world of work was something none…

College Readiness in Writing: What does that really mean?

By Ann David, Dorothy Meiburg Weller, and Amber Funderburgh Teachers, students, and families around the country have finished the last school assignment, packed up lockers and rooms, and are headed into summer.  Summer is about vacation, and looking ahead to next year.  Teachers are rethinking their instruction, perhaps because of Common Core, while students and families…