59 Reasons to Write

Mini-Lessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers


59 Reasons to Write

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers (January 28, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 162531003X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1625310033

In order to teach writing effectively, teachers must be writers themselves. They must experience the same uncertainty of starting a new draft and then struggling to revise. As they learn to move past the fear of failure, they discover the nervous rush and exhilaration of sharing work with an audience, just as their students do. Only by engaging in the real work of writing can teachers become part of the writing community they dream of creating for their students.


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  • […] 59 Reasons to Write is about the size of a speckled composition notebook, but without such a stiff binding, so it’s easy to flip from one soft page, and one idea, to another. Every writing book has its tone, and the warmth in this one comes both from Kate and the generous and hard-working people she gathers around. Readers will fold over pages or put down the book with a strong sense of yes-we-can, and perhaps even more than 59 Reasons to Write. […]

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