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Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers

First Steps (#101)

This session reviews first steps teachers should take when working with student writers. Educators, researchers and writers express the benefits and value students find as they grow as writers, communicators, and thinkers. Visits to classrooms throughout the country underscore their thoughts. Noted author Judith Ortiz Cofer leads the featured teachers in a writer's activity focused on word triggers and their place in the processes of writing.
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Series Description: This series offers practical and philosophical advice for teaching writing, while examining issues every teacher faces, such as high-stakes assessments and dealing with differently abled students. The programs feature teachers who are helping their students grow as skilled and effective writers. Participants will observe how teachers and students work together to create writing communities. Professional writers will share their processes as they move from initial concepts to publication.

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