literature, composition, high school students, creative writing, American literature
The article reports on the role of student writers in the U.S. to enhance the study of literature in the classroom. High school teacher Dawn Reed shares how students' professional writing served as a starting point for deeper study and advocacy of American literature. It provides an overview of Katie Greene's assessment system that creates flexibility while providing a model of evaluation which can be adapted for other professional writing experiences.
Source Publication Title
National Council of Teachers of English
Bush, Jonathan; Zuidema, Leah A.; Reed, Dawn; and Greene, Katie, "Professional Writing in the English Classroom: Student Writers as Problem Solvers in Literature Classrooms" (2011). Faculty Work: Comprehensive List. 52.