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Side by Side: Essays on Teaching to Learn

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In this sequel to In the Middle, the award-winning best-seller about her experiences as a teacher of writing and reading, Nancie Atwell explores the conditions that make it possible for children-and their teachers-to become writers and readers. In two key chapters she reconsiders In the Middle itself, in light of the experiences of other teachers and their correspondence w ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Shannon Clark
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This collection if essays by Nancie proved that workshop is the way to go over basal programs-evidence of this is presented by her letting us get a glimpse of one of her special education students.

She references her book, In the Middle, which is in my BIG stack of PD books yet to be read, but I'll be moving it up on my list!

This book was proof that I'm headed in the right direction concerning my thoughts on reading and writing.
Sally Lamping
Jan 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a great text for teachers who are learning how to be teacher researchers, or learning that what they already do is teacher research. I loved it, until the end. Atwell got a little crazy with her discussions of her daughter and all the studies she did on her literate life. I do have to say it informed my choices as a parent, but I got tired of the personal over the professional discussion.
Chris Kostenko
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I found Nancy Atwell to be a brave practitioner and a brilliant teacher.
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