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The Joy Of Writing - a Contest!

Johnny (or Jane) had no desire to write until you found a way to get him (her) excited.
Have you had that wonderful experience?

Tell everyone about it and win two books full of ideas for getting more students hooked on writing!

Portland writing teacher Linda Christensen’s new book, Teaching for Joy and Justice, from Rethinking Schools, is packed with stories from her classroom. But she’s not the only great writing teacher—how about you?

Tell the story of how you reached one particular student on our Joy of Writing discussion board—up to 500 words.

Linda Christensen has agreed to choose five of the best stories. Winners will get autographed copies of Teaching for Joy and Justice and her earlier book, Reading, Writing, and Rising Up.

Deadline: Jan. 15.

Read an excerpt from Linda Christensen’s new book at Rethinking Schools Online.