A Guide to Creating Student-staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Education - 172 pages
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Writing centers are places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12 is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. Writing centers support students and their busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.
 

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Contents

Chapter Two Planning and Organizing
17
Chapter Three Staffing and Training
33
Chapter Four Operating a Writing Center
67
Writing Centers in Action
95
Chapter Six Resources and Activities
123
Chapter Seven Conclusion
147
Bibliography
167
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The Author: Richard Kent is Assistant Professor of Literacy and Director of the Maine Writing Project at The University of Maine. He received his Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate University. A former secondary school writing center director and high school English teacher, Kent is the author of six books.

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