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Reading Between the Lines: Inside the Minds of Young Writers

Reading Between the Lines: Inside the Minds of Young Writers

Synopsis

Students reflect on the concept of "learning" through poems and profile-writing.

About

What does it mean to be a learner, both in and out of school? The pairing of poems and profiles in this collection reveals the rich diversity of each individual's unique way of processing the world. Reading Between the Lines offers an enlightening and inspiring message to students, teachers, and other educational leaders committed to democratic learning in and out of the classroom.

Curriculum Embedded Project

Inspired by a study of Gardener's theory of multiple intelligences, the 9th grade class at the Academy for Young Writers considered their identities in terms of their learning styles. They interviewed and wrote profiles of their 10th grade schoolmates as a way to explore what it means to be a "learner," both in and out of school. In addition, the 9th graders wrote identity poems to creatively express how they see themselves as life and school learners.

Specifications

  • Author: Ninth Grade Students at the Academy for Young Writers 2007-08
  • Price: 13.95
  • Year of Publication: 2008
  • Binding: Paperback
  • # of pgs.: 211

Reviews

"Bringing in writers to help the Academy for Young Writers' already capable teachers allowed the students to expand their experiences of writing and their ideas of what they could write about. The 9th graders with whom I worked were ready to try something new and eager to break out their notebooks and pick up their pens - even when something unexpected was asked of them. Students shared with the class poems that were well written and full of feeling."

KC Trommer, Poet