Readings

Professional Readings & Resources on Writing Instruction

We help teachers enact theoretically sound, research-based approaches to literacy instruction, with particular focus on writing instruction. We maintain a professional library for North Star Teacher Consultants. We recommend these as some of the titles that would be useful to teachers.

  • Atwell, N. (1998). In the middle. Second ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Bauman A., & Peterson, A. (2002). Breakthrough: Classroom discoveries about teaching writing. Berkeley, CA: National Writing Project.
  • Beers, K.(2002). When kids can’t read --- what teachers can do: A guide for teachers 6 – 12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Calkins, L. M. (1994). The art of teaching writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Fletcher, R. (1992). What a writer needs. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Fletcher, R., & Portalupi, J. (1998). Craft Lessons: Teaching writing k-8.  Portland, ME. Stenhouse Publishers.
  • Fletcher, R., & Portalupi, J. (2001). Writing workshop: The essential guide. Portland, ME. Stenhouse Publishers.
  • Fletcher, R., & Portalupi, J. (2001). Craft Lessons: Teaching information writing k-8.  Portland, ME. Stenhouse Publishers.
  • Graves, D. (1994). A fresh look at writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Graves, D. (2003). Writing: Teachers and children at work, 20th Anniversary Ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Harwayne, Shelley (2001). Writing through childhood: Rethinking process and product. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • MacLean, M. S., & Mohr, M. M. (1999). Teacher-researchers at work. Berkeley. CA: National Writing Project.
  • Mallow, F., & Patterson, L. (1999). Framing literacy: Teaching/learning in K-8 classrooms. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publisher, Inc.
  • Romano, T. (1995). Writing with passion: Life stories, multiple genres. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.
  • Schuster, E. H. (2003). Breaking the rules: Liberating writers through innovative grammar instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Van Horn, Leigh. (2001). Creating literacy communities in the middle school. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publisher, Inc.
  • Wanner, S. Y. (1994). On with the story: Adolescents learning through narrative. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.
  • Wilhelm, J. D., Baker, T. N., & Dube, J. (2001). Strategic reading: Guiding students to lifelong literacy, 6 – 12. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.