I set my summer professional goal to ramp up writing instruction. It’s an area in which I feel a level of competence and confidence, but I am always looking for ways to improve. I asked Twitter for suggestions. I’m embedding the tweet here so you can follow the suggestions if you like.
— Dana Huff (@danamhuff) July 2, 2018
Later, this tweet also crossed my timeline, so I’m embedding it, too:
Hi @ncte !! 😃 I’m looking for recs on a similar mentor/companion text like How To Read Literature Like a Professor, but for *writing* 📝 Hoping to use with my 11th grade Lit & Comp classes 👍🏻 Any ideas?! #nctevillage pic.twitter.com/hAeUukhJBn
— Maggie Bryant (@msmaggiebryant) July 2, 2018
Maggie’s question is really what I was trying to ask in a way: I am looking for something that goes beyond theory and offers concrete ideas for exercises to try. I don’t need to give the book to students, but I do want takeaways I can actually use.
I did, however, get a lot of great suggestions, and I will read through some of the selections and post thoughts here on the blog from time to time. I won’t devote a blog post to each book I read. I might read a few of them and then write a blog post with quick thoughts and takeaways from each book.