This article shares insights on utilizing small writing communities with a writing methods course. It highlights how preservice teachers try on what it means to be a writing teacher and build their confidence as ELA writing teachers through participation in writing communities. It also demonstrates how ELA preservice teachers consider the needs of future students and contemplate how to provide constructive feedback on writing while honoring student voices in writing from writing community participation. It concludes that small writing communities foster the growth of writing teachers in positive ways.
"Growing Together: Utilizing Writing Communities in the Writing Methods Course,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 11:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol11/iss2/3
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