This essay illustrates three theoretical concepts for the pre-service writing classroom learned from Wendy Bishop and Diane Holt-Reynolds: teachers of writing should be writers themselves; testimonials from writers should shape pre-service writing curricula; and content knowledge and the ability to teach content knowledge are discreet skill sets. Three practical assignments are presented to articulate these theoretical concepts in the pre-service writing classroom: Digital Poetry, Qualitative Interview Study, and Embedded Research.
Wirtz, Jason H.
"Positioning Preservice Teachers as Writers and Researchers,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol2/iss1/8