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First Steps A Shared Path Different Audiences Different Purposes
Usage and Mechanics Providing Feedback on Student Writing Learning from Professional Writers Writing in the 21st Century
Workshop 2. A Shared Path
Major discussion thread:    Creating a classroom community of writers
Discussion topics:    Setting up the physical space for the community
Building trust among community members
Teacher's roles in the community
Helping students of all abilities see themselves as writers
Featured classrooms:    Lori Mayo's freshman class at Far Rockaway High, Queens, New York
Kelly Quintero's senior class at Huntington High, Long Island
Susie Lebryk-Chao's senior classes at Thomas Jefferson High, Alexandria, Virginia
MaryCarmen Cruz's multi-grade class at Cholla High Magnet School, Tucson
Charles Ellenbogen's senior class at Baltimore City College High, Baltimore
Featured texts:    The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
Monster, Walter Dean Myers
Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Writing Workshop topic:    Using writing to hide or reveal personal information
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