The Successful High School Writing Center: Building the Best Program with Your Students

The Successful High School Writing Center: Building the Best Program with Your Students


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ISBN-13: 9780807752524
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 10/14/2011
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard Kent ix

Introduction Dawn Fels Jennifer Wells 1

1 The Promise of Change with One-to-One Instruction Ben Rafoth Jennifer Wells Dawn Fels 7

2 Change I Can See: A High School English Teacher's Perspective of the Writing Center's Impact on Bilingual, Hispanic Students Katherine Palacio Kevin Dvorak 19

3 The Idea of a High School Writing Center Kerri Mulqueen 28

4 Building a Peer Tutoring Program Andrew Jeter 39

5 Revising and Rewriting Roles: Exploring the Challenges of Peer Tutors in a High School Writing Center Cynthia Dean 51

6 The Tutors Speak: Current and Former Tutors' Reflections Alexandra Elchinoff Caroline Kowalski with contributors Hannah Baran Emma Boel Jon-Carlos Evans Jasmyne Grismore Allie Grondine Naba Khan Stephany Martinez Justin Schulz Sarah Senan Kendal Shapses Nicole Wilson Winta Woldu Rachel Wrobel 62

7 Integrating Reading into the High School Writing Center Jennifer Wells 79

8 Connecting Pre-Service Teachers with High School Writers Jill Adams 95

9 What State Auditors Taught Me About Writing Center Evaluation Dawn Fels 114

Appendix A Tutor Recommendation Form 131

Appendix B Tutor Interview Form 133

Appendix C Tutor Contract 135

Appendix D Teachers and Students as Researchers: Literacy-based, Collaborative Projects for Writing Center Evaluation 136

Appendix E Words of Wisdom from Writing Center Educators 139

About the Contributors l43

Index 147

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