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The Successful High School Writing Center

Building the Best Program with Your Students

Dawn Fels Jennifer Wells Celia Genishi Donna E. Alvermann

176 pages
Teachers College Press

This book highlights the work of talented teachers and tutors who connect theory and practice with the lessons they learned from working with students in their high school writing centers. The authors offer innovative methods for secondary and post-secondary educators interested in adolescent literacy, English Language Learners, new literacies, writing center pedagogy and evaluation, embedded professional development, differentiated instruction, and cross-institutional collaboration.

The Successful High School Writing Center demonstrates how writing centers help school communities that serve diverse student populations grapple with the realities that come with literacy education. Depicting real-life writing centers as leaders in literacy education, the accounts presented will enrich the work of teachers, writing center directors, writing center tutors, and student writers in socially significant ways.

Book Features:

  • Models of writing centers and literacy centers that explicitly integrate reading and writing across the curriculum.
  • Creative strategies from a diversity of schools, models, and students served.
  • Literacy-based, collaborative research projects for writing center evaluation.
  • Helpful forms.
Author Bio

Dawn Fels teaches composition and directs The Writing Center at George Mason University. Jennifer Wells is the director of The Reading-Writing Center at Florida State University.