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Writing for a change : boosting literacy and learning through social action

Author: Kristina Berdan; National Writing Project (U.S.)
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, [2006]
Series: Jossey-Bass teacher.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Developed in cooperation with the Center for Social Action, UK, this book offers teachers an instructional model for generating real-world problem solving and writing practice. The book features  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing for a change.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, [2006]
(OCoLC)621916444
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Berdan; National Writing Project (U.S.)
ISBN: 0787986577 9780787986575
OCLC Number: 70707715
Notes: "Grades K-12; National Writing Project"--Cover.
Description: xxiv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: One: exploring student-driven learning and literacy through social action --
Part one: Social action in practice --
Two: Power play / Paula Laub --
Three: lending student voice to curriculum planning / Dietta Poston Hitchcock --
Four: The story of the youth dreamers : in their own words / Mildred Harris, Chantel Morant, Shanta Crippen, Chris Lawson, Chekana Reid, Cierra Cary, Tiffani Young-Smith --
Five: Reflections on the youth dreamers / Kristina Berdan --
Six: Community action in a summer writing institute / Chinwe "La Tanya" Obijiofor --
Seven: Changing our world / Lori Farias, critics of society class --
Eight: Poetry and power in the creative writing workshop / Maggie Folkers --
Nine: Shall we dance? / Connie Ellard Bunch --
Ten: The march on John Philip Sousa / Elizabeth A. Davis --
Eleven: Social action and parent involvement / Mildred Serra --
Part two. Getting started with social action --
Twelve: Learning from social action : reflections on teaching and social action --
Thirteen: Principles for practice : what is social action? / Jennie Fleming, Ian Boulton --
Fourteen: Recommendations for the classroom : before you start / Jennie Fleming, Ian Boulton --
Part three. Stuff you can try : activities for social action --
Metro map --
Naming the group --
Community vocabulary --
Devising the vision --
How we behave in groups --
Movie poster --
Four faces --
But why? --
Codes --
Changing your mind --
Sculpts --
The three c's --
SWOT --
Ideal specimen --
Force field analysis --
Worst nightmare --
Now/soon/later --
The swimming pool --
Messages.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass teacher.
Responsibility: Kristina Berdan [and others], editors ; foreword by Richard Sterling.
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"This informative paperback discusses the development of teacher-facilitated and student-driven social action projects." (Childhood Education, Fall 2007)

 
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