Living between the lines

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Heinemann, 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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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.

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?.