qWith this collection of 19 essays, Penny takes us straight from her classroom to our own hearts. Penny wrests from the teacher's life - it's trials and triumphs, frustration, fury, and fun - all the emotional data that opens up her mind to good, solid instruction. It also frees her, making her ever-willing to lay herself open to her students. She writes with them, seeks their help, and teaches them by example - showing them exactly what the function of writing is, and how to think, understand, and read differently as writers themselves. Penny's mentor, Donald Murray, interviews her at the end of her book. He asks how, as a mother, wife, and teacher, she found the time to write and what she has learned as a published writing teacher.q.aquot;With this collection of 19 essays, Penny takes us straight from her classroom to our own hearts.
|Publisher||:||Heinemann Educational Books - 2003-01|