Table of Contents
Editor’s Introduction: Book Tastings
John Pruitt, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Rock County
I just learned about Book Tastings, so I asked WEJ‘s readers to showcase their own so I and others could learn more about these events.
Reigniting the Love of Reading with Penny Kittle
Emily M VanDyne, Union Grove High School
Abstract. Using the research and philosophies of Penny Kittle, VanDyne endeavored to overhaul her classroom to focus on growing reading stamina and fluency while helping her students discover their personal connection with books.
“Social Justice: The Power of Choice and Voice”: Helping Students Understand That All Kinds of Writing Can Change the World
Michelle Lange, Parker High School, Janesville
Abstract. The authors explore how poetic inquiry, used within their own multicultural education classroom, models ways in which secondary classrooms can incorporate poetry to explore and process current events.
How to FRAME the First 10 Minutes of Class
Peg Grafwallner, Ronald Reagan High School, Milwaukee
Abstract. This is an excerpt from Grafwallner’s forthcoming book, working title: How to FRAME (Focus, Reach, Ask/Analyze, Model and Encourage) Your Class for Optimum Success (Solution Tree)
Using Kahoot Jumble to Teach Paragraphing in the Writing Classroom
Adam Sprague, Assistant Professor and Student Success Coordinator, Bellin College
Abstract. Sprague shows how Kahoot Jumble, a mobile student response system, allows writing instructors of all levels to teach focused paragraphing lessons by focusing on keywords and phrases in a fun, collaborative way.
Review: Grafwallner, Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom
Heidi Hamilton, Special Education Teacher, Arrowhead Union High School
Elizabeth Jorgensen, Language Arts Teacher, Arrowhead Union High School