Crafting Communities of Writers: Advice from Teens

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Amy Vetter, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Ava, a middle schooler in Texas, says she doesn’t “think [teachers] . . . see . . . the full potential of what students could really be as writers.” Camden, a high school student in North Carolina, calls for writing in schools that welcomes students interacting with each other. “I feel like if [teachers] give [students] time to talk with each other about what they’re [writing] it might help,” he says. (All students’ names are pseudonyms.) Asking young people about their writing lives prompts English language arts (ELA) educators to see students as more—as capable and collaborative writers who have the potential to refine and enhance their writing practices.

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English Journal. 109(1), 67-73.
Language: English
Date: 2019
English language arts, writing, teacher education, community

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