Dear fellow English teachers,
I need your help! I’m working on a book idea that’s been percolating for some time now. It’s been two years since my first book, Whole Novels For the Whole Class: A Student Centered Approach was published, and since then, I’ve felt a big wondering come on about the role of fiction writing in the study of English Language Arts these days. In my own classroom, it is a source joy for both my students and me, and strong experiences like that in the classroom get me thinking. I’m trying to explore the value of this imaginative writing–academically and otherwise–as well as its current role in English classrooms around the country. I’m wondering if and how the Common Core Standards are influencing this kind of writing.
I want to know how other teachers view and experience fiction writing within our discipline. Please help me by taking this brief survey… (your name is optional.) I hope you will the questions interesting and that it will take only about 5 minutes! Feel free to also comment or ask questions here.