Writing Groups

Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials as well as historical accounts of American education and the self-help tradition of education in the United States, this book examines the origins, theoretical bases, and implications of ...

Author: Anne Ruggles Gere

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809313549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

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Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials as well as historical accounts of American education and the self-help tradition of education in the United States, this book examines the origins, theoretical bases, and implications of writing groups. Following an introduction that points out the varied circumstances under which writing groups develop, the book looks into writing groups from three points of view. The first section deals with history, and contains chapters on writing groups inside academic institutions--such as college literary societies like Harvard's Spy Club and Hasty Pudding Club--and groups outside of academic institutions, which started out mainly as mutual improvement groups and are still prevalent. In the second section, which covers writing group theory, are chapters on collaborative learning (as opposed to the common image of writing in isolation) and theories of language development (mainly Marxist and structuralist). Implications of writing groups are the focus of the third section, which includes a chapter of suggestions for writing group formation and activities, and a chapter on theories of literacy that concentrates on its social aspects. Two extensive bibliographies are included: the first is an annotated list of primary sources which is organized by year, while the second is an alphabetical listing of works consulted. (SKC)

Introducing Teachers Writing Groups

95; Hiraeth and Hinterlands 98; The Absence 93; Writing in Class 97 teachers'
writing groups: approaches to writing and teaching 15–20; benefits of 1–6, 9, 17–
19, 129, 135–138, 139; as communities of practice 3–4; examples of writing from
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Author: Jenifer Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317632320

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Teachers’ writing groups have a significantly positive impact on pupils and their writing. This timely text explains the importance of teachers’ writing groups and how they have evolved. It outlines clearly and accessibly how teachers can set up their own highly effective writing groups. In this practical and informative book, the authors: share the thinking and practice that is embodied by teachers’ writing groups provide practical support for teachers running a group or wishing to write for themselves in order to inform their practice cover major themes such as: the relationship between writing teachers and the teaching of writing; writing as process and pleasure; writing and reflective practice; writing journals and the writing workshop. The authors provide a rationale for the development of writing groups for teachers and for ways of approaching writing that support adult and child writers and this rationale informs the ideas for writing throughout the book. All writing and teaching suggestions have been extensively tried and tested by class teachers, and will be of enormous interest to any teacher or student teacher wishing to run their own successful writing group.

Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom

classroom where the implicit rules of the prison community clash with the explicit
teacher rules of successful writing groups in “regular” classrooms. Piontek
illustrates how what one does in class—what the class reads, what and how they
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Author: Beverly J. Moss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135620080

Category: Education

Page: 284

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This unique collection considers the nature of writing groups inside and outside the academic environment. Exploring writing groups as contextual literacy events, editors Beverly J. Moss, Nels P. Highberg, and Melissa Nicolas bring together contributors to document and reflect on the various types of collaborations that occur in writing groups in a wide range of settings, both within and outside the academy. The chapters in this volume respond to a variety of questions about writing groups, including: *What is the impact of gender, race, and socioeconomic class on power dynamics in writing groups? *When is a writing group a community and are all writing groups communities? *How does the local community of a writing group impact the participation of group members in other local or global communities? *How does the local community of a writing group impact the participation of group members in other local or global communities? *What actions contribute to a strong community of writers and what actions contribute to the breakdown of community? *When and for whom are writing groups ineffective? *What is it about belonging to a community of writers that makes writing groups appealing to so many within and beyond the academy? Each chapter highlights how writing groups, whether or not they are labeled as such, function in various spaces and locations, and how collaboration works when writers from a variety of backgrounds with diverse interests come together. Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom illustrates that writing groups outside of the academy are worthy of study and serve as important sites of writing and literacy instruction. Offering significant insights into the roles of writing groups in literacy and writing practice, this volume is appropriate for scholars and teachers of writing, rhetoric, composition, and literacy; for writing center administrators and staff; and for writing group participants.

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

than simply another 'feel good' book on writing groups. We wanted this edition to
stretch our understanding of the practices and the diversity of writing groups; in
par- ticular, we sought to find and expose new ways of interpreting what was ...

Author: Claire Aitchison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135049157

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Writing is the principal means by which doctoral candidature is monitored and measured; this, combined with the growing tendency to use publications as proxy measures of individual and institutional productivity, underlines the centrality of writing in academia. One of the central questions for scholars in higher education, therefore, is ‘How do we make writing happen?’, and it is this question which the book seeks to answer. The book provides detailed illustrations of collaborative writing pedagogies which are powerfully enabling, and through theoretical and conceptual interrogation of these practices, the authors point the way for individuals as well as institutions to establish writing groups that are lively, responsive and context-specific. Key topics include: new pedagogical responses for increased writing productivity and the ‘push to publish’; innovations for supporting academic writing quality, confidence and output; scaffolding the thesis writing process; new theoretical explorations of collaborative writing approaches; writing group formulations and pedagogical approaches; writing groups for non-native speakers of English; writing as women in higher education. A particular strength of this book is that it showcases the potential of writing groups for advanced academic writing by pulling together a unique mix of authors and scholarly approaches, representing a wide range of new theoretical and pedagogical frames from diverse countries. Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond will be attractive to academics seeking new ways to advance their writing productivity, doctoral students, their supervisors and those who are tasked with the job of supporting them through the completion and dissemination of their research.

Writing Alone Writing Together

Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Across Property Lines

In Across Property Lines: Textual Ownership in Writing Groups, Candace Spigelman investigates the dynamics of ownership in small group writing workshops, basing her findings on case studies involving two groups: a five-member creative ...

Author: Candace Spigelman

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322947

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

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Addressing the negotiations between the public and private domains or writing within these groups, she discovers that for both the committed writers and the novices, "values associated with textual ownership play a crucial role in writing group performance.""--Jacket.

Writing Works

This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.

Author: Victoria Field

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846425492

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool - a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings. Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminating accounts of organizing writing workshops for a wide range of different clients, together with examples of their outcomes. This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.

The Teacher Writer

Chapter by chapter, the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles, create support systems using online technologies, and develop coherence across their writing lives.

Author: Christine M. Dawson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807758007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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The Teacher-Writer shows how teachers can pursue and sustain personally and professionally worthwhile writing practices, even amidst the many demands associated with teaching. It meets teachers wherever they are--as novice teachers just beginning to pursue writing, as teachers emerging from a professional development experience, or as accomplished writers seeking to further their craft. Chapter by chapter, the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles of limited time, create support systems using online technologies, and develop coherence across their writing lives. The text includes useful writing group routines, questions for framing collaborative inquiry, methods for adapting writing communities to online settings, and rich examples of conversations and texts shared in actual teacher writing group meetings.

No Red Pen

NO RED PEN is intended for those writers looking for information on what to consider when forming or joining a writers group and for writers seeking tools for critiquing work in progress. This is not a how to for writers groups.

Author: Victoria A. Hudson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1470042134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 70

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Provides a toolbox of issues for consideration and recommendations for how to conduct a writers' workshop and offer critique that fundamentally respects the writer and the work.

The Writing Workshop

Research is writing, but most PhD programs don't teach students how to produce the writing needed to get a PhD, publish research, or get funding.

Author: Barbara W. Sarnecka

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733484604

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Research is writing, but most PhD programs don't teach students how to produce the writing needed to get a PhD, publish research, or get funding. This friendly and practical guide by a cognitive sciences professor helps early-career researchers form writing groups to help them write more, write better, and be happier in the academic environment.

The Writing Group Book

In this insightful guide, more than 30 members of writing groups explain how and why they found a group to join or established their own, how they have kept their group flourishing, and what it has enabled them to accomplish—from simple ...

Author: Lisa Rosenthal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1556524986

Category: Reference

Page: 235

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In this insightful guide, more than 30 members of writing groups explain how and why they found a group to join or established their own, how they have kept their group flourishing, and what it has enabled them to accomplish—from simple self-expression to a lifetime of published work. Poets, playwrights, screenwriters, fiction and nonfiction writers, memoirists, and children’s writers share advice on how to give constructive critiques, manage difficult members, delegate responsibilities for maintaining the group, and keep meetings productive. Online groups, international groups, and women-only groups are represented, and a resource section details ways to market and sell finished work and how to parlay one success into a writing career.

Welcome to Writing Workshop

From explanations of writing process and writing traits to small-group strategy lessons and minilessons, this book will provide the know-how to feel confident and comfortable in the teaching of writers.

Author: Stacey Shubitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781625311665

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman warmly welcome you to experience writing workshop for the first time or in a new light with Welcome to Writing Workshop. Through strategic routines, tips, resources, and short focused video clips, teachers can create the sights and sounds of a thriving writing workshop where: * both students and teachers are working authors * students spend most of their time writing--not just learning about it * student choice is encouraged to help create engaged writers, not compliant ones * students are part of the formative assessment process * students will look forward to writing time--not dread it. From explanations of writing process and writing traits to small-group strategy lessons and minilessons, this book will provide the know-how to feel confident and comfortable in the teaching of writers.

Writing in Ohio

vi Chapter 6 Writers ' Groups , Organizations and Associations With the multitude
of choices existing , how does a writer determine which group is best suited for
him or her — or if any of them are worth joining at all ? For those of you who are ...

Author: Lavern Hall

Publisher: Writers World Press

ISBN: 0963144162

Category: Authorship

Page: 360

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Writing as a Social Act

I have described writing groups extensively in the pages that follow for three
important reasons . 1 ) The history of writing groups is a history we can look at to
see social influences on writing going back several hundred years ; 2 ) many
writers ...

Author: Bonnie Elizabeth Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P005397089

Category: Children's literature

Page: 454

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How to Start Join Make the Most of a Writing Group A Quick Guide for Classrooms and Writing Groups Includes Peer Critique Tips Companion to The A

This quick guide includes the questions you want to ask before starting a writing group (or joining a pre-existing one), and it gives you direction for best practices and growth.

Author: Charity Singleton Craig

Publisher:

ISBN: 1943120358

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 26

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This quick guide includes the questions you want to ask before starting a writing group (or joining a pre-existing one), and it gives you direction for best practices and growth. It also gives you a very helpful way to approach the critique aspect of your meeting times-to minimize problems and maximize the great feedback that can be yours (and that you can give to others).

Critical Collaborative Communities

Critical Collaborative Communities describes diverse approaches to writing partnerships, interrogating their strengths and limitations and proposing recommendations.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004410985

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Critical Collaborative Communities describes diverse approaches to writing partnerships, interrogating their strengths and limitations and proposing recommendations. Authors outline how trusting relationships have helped avoid isolation and have led to their self-authorship as academic writers.

Directing the Writing Workshop

Author: Jean Wallace Gillet

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: UVA:X004556423

Category: Education

Page: 235

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This book is a practical, highly readable guide to teaching writing across a broad range of ages and grade levels (K-8). Each stage of the writing process is covered in detail, from setting a purpose for writing to drafting, revising, editing, and producing a "finished" product. The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of writing development and best practices in teaching, richly illustrated with examples of student work. Teachers learn strategies and techniques to help students work independently and in groups to develop meaningful projects; master needed skills through engaging mini-lessons; produce various forms of fiction and nonfiction writing; and use literature as a source of inspiration and modeling. Special features include "Teacher's Tips" and quick-reference lists that reinforce key points and aid in instructional planning. An invaluable Appendix provides booklists for mini-lessons on a variety of thematic, stylistic, and grammatical topics.