Debra Taylor Annotated Bibliography

  1. Beers, Kylene. When Kids Can’t Read What Teachers Can Do. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2003. Print.
    1. This source is important, because it shows you how to get your students to read and understand what they are reading, by giving several writing activities. A majority of papers students will have to write will be relevant to what they are reading, if they cannot read properly they cannot write properly. This book provides writing ideas such as KWL charts and many more fun activities.
  2. Campbell, K. Less is More, Teaching Literature With Short Texts- Grades 6-12. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse, 2007. Print.
    1. This provides different books that are beneficial for students to read and topics for them to write on those books. This book also provides writing ideas and activities to get students interested in writing about what they are reading.
  3. Gilmore, Barry. Speaking Volumes: How to get students discussing books and much more. 1st. Heinemann, Print.
    1. This source has multiple different ideas to get students discussing what they read which will help them form ideas on what they want to write. It also provides writing projects to get students more interested in their own writing.
  4. Knaus, Christopher. Shut Up and Listen: Teaching Writing That Counts in Urban Schools. 7. New York, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2011. Print.
    1. This source will help teachers in Urban Schools understand their student’s voices so that they can help them enhance their writing.
  5. Young, Johnnie. Resources For Teaching Creative Writing. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009. Print.
    1. This source I believe is just to give teachers more creative writing prompts for their students other than the typical write an argument for or against school uniforms.
  6. Rotkow, Debbie. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives.  The Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 4. 2003.
    1. This source helps you connect students writing to things they have all experienced in their own lives. Even though it says it is for first grade all of the technics can be used for high school students as well.
  7. Kuhns, Anne. Emailed Interview. March 9th 2013.

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