Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Shambhala Publications Inc.
Horticultural Hall
300 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
1986

Goldberg's short chapters offer excellent information for writers. 
Just the chapter names show their helpfulness: The Power of Detail, 
Be Specific and The Action of a Sentence. One chapter, A Sensation of 
Space, has a poetry prewriting activity that I have used for years, 
and it never fails to create some interesting, novel associations for 
students. Ultimately, many turn the associations into award-winning 
poetry entries in district writing competition.


One Writer's Beginnings - Eudora Welty/Harvard University Press/Cambridge,
Massachusetts/1983.

Actually Fran, your daybooks and Drawing Your Own Conclusions have been
wonderful resources for me.


Writing and Being : Taking Back Our Lives through the Power of Language by
G. Lynn Nelson ISBN is 1-880913-11-9
It's one of the best writing books I've ever read.


Word Weaving: A Creative Approach to Treaching and Writing Poetry.
David M. Johnson NCTE 1990

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott Pantheon Books, 1994

The Writing Workshop vols 1 and 2 by Alan Ziegler
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
1981, vol 1
1983, vol 2

A Community of Writers: Teaching Writing in the Junior and Senior High
School by Steven Zemelman and Harvey Daniels
Heinemann 1988

After The End: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision by Barry Lane
Heinemann 1993

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Scribner 2000

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and
College Students to Think and Write at the College Level by Larry Weinstein
NCTE 2001

The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom,
Curriculum,and the Profession by Jim Burke
Boynton/Cook 1999

Also Jim Burke's Writing Reminders is a good source of writing ideas.  It's 
published by Heinemann

Drawing Your Own Conclusions, of course!

A Whack o the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von 
Oech Warner Books 1983

Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on
the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus by Roger Von Oech
The Free Press
2001

5 Writers Discuss Their Revisions,
Edited by Jay Woodruff at the AP workshop at St. Johnsbury.

Linda Rief's Seeking Diversity; Language Arts With Adolescents. Heinemann, 
1992.
ISBN: 0-435-08724-X
Rief's book helped me set up my reading-writing workshop classroom with 
juniors and seniors, and I continue to go back to her for reinforcement 
and review when things need tweaking.

Summerfield, Judith and Geoffrey. _Texts and Contexts: A Contribution
to the Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition_. NewYork:Random
House, 1986.

Romano, Tom. _Writing with Passion: Life Stories, Multiple Genres_.
Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann, 1995.

Weaver, Constance. _Teaching Grammar in Context_. Portsmouth, NH:
Heinemann, 1996.

Keene, Ellin and Susan Zimmermann. _Mosaic of Thought: Teaching
Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop_. Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann, 1997.

Mayher, John S._Uncommon Sense: Theoretical Practice in Language
Education_. Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann, 1990.


Katie Wood 
Ray's Wondrous Words.  This book provides a strategy for teaching students 
to read like writers.  I can only paraphrase very roughly, but among other 
things this strategy has worked well for me in the past:
1.  Notice something (writer's craft) in the writing.
2.  Describe that craft.
3.  Give that craft a name.  (You can use an already established name, like 
"metaphor," or give it your own name that makes sense to you or to the 
class if you're working on a class activity with this.)
4.  Identify something else that you have read that uses the same craft.
5.  Think about how you can use that craft in your own writing.

Blazing Pencils: A guide to Writing Fiction and Essays
by Meridith Sue Willis
Teachers and Writers Collaborative


The Art of Teaching Writing Calkins
In the Middle Atwell
Craft Lessons Fletcher
Mosiac of Thought


Burkhardt, Ross M.  Writing for Real:  Strategies for Engaging Adolescent
Writers.  Portland:  Stenhouse, 2003.  (I like this one for ideas on writing
for authentic audiences, so that writing is more than just an exercise.
I've adopted some of these ideas for writing workshops with preservice
teachers.)

Kolln, Martha.  Rhetorical Grammar:  Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical
Effects.  4th ed.  New York:  Longman, 2003.  (Again, I've used this with
preservice teachers in writing workshops--we pick out what applies to their
writing.  Also, just as a resource for my own writing and for my thinking
about teaching grammar rhetorically.)

Dornan, Reade W., Rosen, Lois Matz, and Wilson, Marilyn.  Within and Beyond
the Writing Process in the Secondary English Classroom.New York:  Allyn and
Bacon, 2003.  (Again, I like this one with preservice teachers because the
theory is solid and pulled together nicely in one place with some
narratives, examples, thoughts about practical application.  I find myself
referring to it as a resource for my own teaching sometimes.)

Porter, James E.  Audience and Rhetoric.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice
Hall, 1992.  (I'm always stealing or adapting the forum analysis heruistic
from Appendix II to help me with my own thinking about audience and to get
my own students thinking about their composing choices in relation to
audience.)