A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6–12, Revised Edition is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. This revised and updated International Writing Centers Association 2006 Book of the Year shows writing centers as places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. Writing centers support students and busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.
Chapter 5: Working Drafts: Writing Centers in Action
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Writing Centers in Action
To quote my teacher James Britton, “Good classrooms have all kinds of possibilities.” The same holds true for writing centers: Every-anything is possible. Please don’t feel limited by my views or experiences, or by the stories of the writing centers shared in this chapter.