Living Between the Lines

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Pearson Education Canada, 1991 - Education - 315 pages
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Living Between the Lines is a heartening invitation to bring new life into reading-writing workshops. Calkins has woven insights, practical suggestions, references, and anecdotes into this inspirational story of a community of educators who have pushed back the frontiers of what we know about teaching writing and reading.

Personal in approach and comprehensive in presentation, this book includes: 08538

  • the story of how writers' notebooks and a new attention to rehearsal have led to important revisions in many writing workshops
  • major chapters on establishing courses of study in which children read and write memoir, nonfiction, and picturebooks
  • a new look at the qualities of good writing and ways we can help children grow into them
  • references to the best of children's literature and to ways these books can enrich our classrooms
  • an invitation to pioneer new ideas about conferring, record keeping, mini-lessons, and organizational structures for the workshop.

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Contents

Big Dreams and Tall Ambitions in the Teaching of Writing
1
A Place for Writing and Reading
11
Shared Stories Turn Classrooms into Communities
27
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Calkins is Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the founding director of th Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.

Lucy Calkins is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Teaching Writing series and the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum, Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K - 5. In addition, Lucy is the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including Pathways to the Common Core;The Art of Teaching Writing; and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading. She is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank - developing state of the art teaching methods - and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators. As the leader of this world renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children. Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program. Lucy and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.

Shelley Harwayne was affiliated with the New York City public schools for more than thirty years as a teacher, staff developer, codirector of the Teachers College Writing Project, founding principal of the Manhattan New School, and superintendent of District #2 in New York City. She has worked as a consultant and keynote speaker throughout the world and has published numerous books and videos with Heinemann including Learning to Confer (2004), Writing Through Childhood (2001), Lifetime Guarantees (2000), Going Public (1999), Lasting Impressions (1992), Living Between the Lines (1990), and The Writing Workshop: a World of Difference (1987). In addition, Shelley has published two children's books: Jewels and What's Cooking?.

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