Renew!

Become a Better—and More Authentic—Writing Teacher

When was the last time you shook up your writing instruction? Shawna Coppola’s new book is built on the premise that our students are ever-changing, and so is our global landscape. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with relying on instructional strategies that have worked in the past, Shawna challenges writing teachers to rethink and revise their practice regularly—leading to the renewal of their professional lives.

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When was the last time you shook up your writing instruction? Shawna Coppola’s new book is built on the premise that our students are ever-changing, and so is our global landscape. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with relying on instructional strategies that have worked in the past, Shawna challenges writing teachers to rethink and revise their practice regularly—leading to the renewal of their professional lives.

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Relax and enjoy an afternoon's reflection on how to break out of rigid prescriptions and orthodoxies that limit writing instruction...this book helps cut through the clutter of rules and materials that obscure good writing instruction.

Thomas Newkirk
Shawna Coppola
Shawna Coppola reflects on the importance of teacher mentors.

About the Author(s)

Shawna Coppola has taught in public schools for over sixteen years. She currently works as a K-6 literacy specialist in Rollinsford, NH and teaches courses and seminars through the NH Literacy Institutes as well as University of New Hampshire’s Professional Development & Training program.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Thomas Newkirk
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Why It's Important to Continually Rethink, Revise, & Renew Our Practice as Teachers of Writers
  • Chapter 2: Renew How We Teach Writing Process
  • Chapter 3: Renew What It Means to "Write"
  • Chapter 4: Renew the Tools We Use to Teach Our Student Writers
  • Chapter 5: Renew How We Assess & Evaluate Student Writing
  • Chapter 6: Renew Our Role as Teachers of Writers
  • Afterword
  • References
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 128 pp/paper
Published: 06/2017
Item No: 1104Item No: 1105Item No: 1B04
ISBN: 978-1-62531-104-7ISBN: 1105ISBN: 978-1-62531-B04-7
Hashtag: #RenewTeach

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