Writing America: Clasroom Literacy and Public Engagement

Writing America: Clasroom Literacy and Public Engagement

by Sarah Robbins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807745278

ISBN-13: 9780807745274

Pub. Date: 12/02/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This practical volume addresses teachers' most immediate and constant wish-to engage students in meaningful learning. Written by teachers affiliated with the National Writing Project, this engrossing collection presents examples of classroom-based community studies projects that showcase teachers' reflective practice in action, models for professional growth,…  See more details below

Overview

This practical volume addresses teachers' most immediate and constant wish-to engage students in meaningful learning. Written by teachers affiliated with the National Writing Project, this engrossing collection presents examples of classroom-based community studies projects that showcase teachers' reflective practice in action, models for professional growth, collaborative staff development programs, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745274
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Prologue : keeping and creating teachers' learning communities1
1Overview : classroom literacies and public culture8
2Discovering the power of my place : personal journeys to a community focus27
3From personal research to community learning39
4A city too busy to reflect? : public history, controversy, and civic engagement50
5Uncovering a region's past to build community today : collaborative learning about Cherokee heritage64
6I belong to this place : claiming a neighborhood landmark74
7Composing communities : college students become real research writers83
8Learning to write as a community : embracing collaborative process and product99
9Writing a museum110
10Building community through performance activities119
11Composing history : linking community stories in a music-drama-documentary132
12History happened here : engaging communities of students and teachers143
Afterword : keeping and creating American communities : American studies in theory and practice157

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