Today I’ve been looking through some books about teaching writing. Life is too short, you know. So little time, so many great books. A few I really like are: The Whole Story, Teachers Talk About Portfolios edited by Mary Ann Smith and jane Juska; What You Know by Heart by Katie Wood Ray; Crafting a Life in Essay, Story, Poem by Donald M. Murray and one about teaching reading comprehension called Mosaic of Thought, Teaching Comprehension in a Reader’s Workshop by Ellin Keene and Susan Zimmerman and Teaching Writing by Gail Tompkins.
Published by Jane Carlile Baker, Author, Editor, Teaching Consultant
Jane has loved writing from the time she learned to hold a pencil. Her writing journey moved from that pencil to personal computers through the seventies, she edited for a hospital public relations department. The eighties found her owning a public relations business, publishing newspaper and magazine articles, and directing communications for a large church. In the nineties she published her first book and led critique groups and writers' workshops. In the twenty-first century she became a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project, published several more books, and began an editing business. Jane also loves raising chickens, dogs and alpacas, gardening, oil painting, swimming and hanging out with her family. View all posts by Jane Carlile Baker, Author, Editor, Teaching Consultant