The Prodigious Prose of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project
Adolescent Literacy at Risk? The Impact of Standards.(2009).
Principles in Practice series edited by Cathy Fleischer.
Author: Rebecca Bowers Sipe
As teachers, we live in a world of standards. From local administration to national education policy, standards permeate every aspect of our teaching lives. In Adolescent Literacy at Risk? The Impact of Standards, Rebecca Sipe offers an in-depth look at the world of standards.
Deranging English/Education: Teacher Inquiry, Literary Studies,
and Hybrid Visions of “English” for 21st Century Schools (2008).
Author: John A. Staunton
Staunton offers case studies and aims to unsettle traditional perspectives on research, practice, and curriculum, arguing that the way teachers are prepared in English education and English programs in college does not match the realities of teachers’ experiences in real classrooms.
Authors: Cathy Fleischer, Sarah Andrew-Vaughan
This work is an important contribution to the field of writing instruction, but it is also a great read. The advice is practical, the resources helpful, the discussion thought provoking. Fleischer and Andrew-Vaughan are wonderful guides on the journey through the Unfamiliar Genre Project.
Purposeful Writing (2006).
Authors: Rebecca Sipe, Tracy Rosewarne
The strains on high school writing classrooms are endless—externally imposed curriculum requirements, ever—increasing expectations, high-stakes accountability assessments, and looming pressures for studying genres ranging from college-entrance essays to workplace English. Purposeful Writing can help you make sense of these competing demands.
They Still Can’t Spell? (2003)
Authors: Rebecca Sipe , Karen Reed-Nordwall , Tracy Rosewarne , Dawn Putnam , Jennifer Walsh
Rebecca Sipe, together with Jennifer, Dawn, Tracy, and Karen—incredible teachers, all—provide an encouraging, supportive, practical, and downright inspiring resource. . . . Educators will recognize their own struggles with spelling instruction as they become aware of how motivating and perhaps enjoyable spelling can be–
Teachers Organizing for Change: Making Literacy Learning Everybody’s Business (2000)
Author: Cathy Fleischer
Winner of the Richard Meade Award for Research in English Education
Teachers Organizing for Change: Making Literacy Learning Everybody’s Business offers teachers and teacher educators a practical, hands-on guide to effecting positive change in their own learning communities and in the larger social community. By drawing on the experience of teachers who have found their own ways to reach out and by adapting the wisdom of community organizers, Fleischer provides teachers with a realistic, step-by-step model for doing what community activists do so well: offering a new mindset to people—about curriculum, about teachers, and about what we know works in the classroom. The book features numerous real-life examples, scenarios, and adaptable materials from community activists and teachers.
Killing the Blues: Optimism Returns: An Anthology of Teacher Narratives
Ed: Debora Marsh
Contributing Authors: Chelly Eifert, Cynthia Fassbender, Beth Harris, Nick Kalakailo, Angela Knight, Debora Marsh, Lauren Nizol, Carol Sliwka, Sarah Soebbing Jeff Taylor
Stories by the teachers of the 2007 Summer Institute
Swim at Your Own Risk: Treading Water from Fall to Winter
Ed: Doug Baker, Angela Knight, Jeff Taylor
An Anthology of First-Year Teaching Narratives from the 2008 Summer Institute
Contributing Authors: Linda Stein, Doug Baker, Melissa Israel, Robin Highum,
Neha Shah, Angela Knight, Jeff Taylor
Language Arts Journal of Michigan
Ed: Doug Baker
Contributing Authors: Val Johnson (Fall, 2007-08) Lisa Eddy, Angela Knight, Neha Shah, David Kangas, Jeff Taylor, Cassandra Korinek, Melissa Israel, Susan Anderson, Anne Gomez Rubin, Jennifer Buehler (Fall, 2008), Michele Kirkwood, Kris Gedeon, Jill Fyke (Fall/ Winter, 2009)
‘Case in Point 4———–What’s the Best Way to Ask a Question?”
by Rosanne Stark
in Literacy Instruction for Today’s Classroom:
Implementing Strategies Based on 20 Top Scholars and Their Ideas,
Susan Nelson Wood, Sharilyn Steadman, John S Simmons, pp. 40-43.