Awakening the Writing Student and Writing Teacher: Bringing Meaning to Student Writing and Purpose to Teaching

Daniela Bascuñan


Using a reflexive lens, this paper discusses one teacher's journey into a Writing Workshop, - through a Critical Literacy perspective, - aimed for cognitively-challenged students. Along the way, teaching is disrupted and students' writing lives are transformed. This discussion also engages in a dialogue with research literature and examines that research vis-a-vis the actual students who are in this specialized class.


writing; special education; writer's workshop; critical literacy

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