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Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers

Learning from Professional Writers (#107)

What can young writers learn from those who make their living through writing? Educators, researchers, and noted authors offer innovative ways to bring the voice of the professional into the classroom. Teachers show how professional works by favorite writers can be the seeds for engaging classroom activities, while authors talk about their own writing processes and writing heroes. Maxine Hong Kingston, Patrick Jennings, Margo Jefferson, Christopher Meyers, Amy Tan, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, and Tracy Mack appear in this program.
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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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