A Bibliography of James Moffett

Compiled by Jonathan M. Marine
Version 1.5 - Date Revised: 5/13/2022

Moffett, James. “The Relation of the Inner and Outer Lives in the Works of Virginia Woolf.” Harvard University, Honors thesis. 1952.

Moffett, James. “The Suicides of Private Greaves.” New World Writing, no. 10, 1956, pp. 7-28.

Moffett, James. “The Man Behind.” New World Writing, no. 11, 1957, pp. 256-263.

Moffett, James. “Review: Turning Language Upon Itself” Review of “Psychotherapy East and West,” by Alan Watts (Book Review). ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. 19, 1962, p. 486-490.

Moffett, James. “The Second Person.” IMPULSE, 1962, pp. 32-35.

Moffett, James, Dujardin, E., Milburn, G., Richardson, S., Gide, A., Rich, C., Turgenev, I., Fitzgerald, F.S., Kafka, F., Anderson, S. and Porter, K.A. “Telling Stories: Methods of Abstraction in Fiction.” ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. 21, no. 4, 1964, pp. 425-450.

Moffett, James. “I, You, and It.” College Composition and Communication, vol.16, no. 5, 1965, pp. 243-248.

Moffett, James, and Kenneth R. McElheny, eds. Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories. Signet Book, 1966.

Moffett, James. “A Structural Curriculum in English.” Harvard Educational Review, vol. 36. no. 1, 1966, pp. 17-28.

Moffett, James. “Drama in English Teaching.” Dartmouth Study Group no. 2. Proceedings of the Anglo-American Conference on the Teaching and Learning of English, 1966.

Moffett, James. “Rationale for a New Curriculum in English.” Rhetoric: Theories for Application, ed. Robert N. Gorrel, National Council of Teachers of English, 1967.

Moffett, James. “Learning to Write by Writing.” Report on the 13th Yale Conference on English, ed. Edward Gordon, Yale University, 1967.

Moffett, James. “Drama What is Happening.” Report issued by the National Council of Teachers of English, 1967.

Moffett, James. Teaching the Universe of Discourse. Houghton Mifflin, 1968.

Ch. 1 - “A Structural Curriculum in English”, pp. 1-13
Ch. 2 - “Kinds and Orders of Discourse”, pp. 14-59
Ch. 3 - “Drama: What is Happening”, pp. 60-119
Ch. 4 - “Narrative: What Happened”, pp. 120-154
Ch. 5 - “Grammar and the Sentence”, pp. 155-187
Ch. 6 - “Learning to Write by Writing”, pp. 188-210
Ch. 7 - “Conclusion”, pp. 211-215

Moffett James. A Student Centered Language Arts Curriculum, Grades K-6. Houghton Mifflin, 1968.

Moffett James. A Student Centered Language Arts Curriculum, Grades K-13. Houghton Mifflin, 1968.

Moffett, James. “Coming on Center.” English Journal, vol. 59, no. 4, 1970, pp. 528-533.

Moffett, James.  “Misbehaviorist English: A Position Paper.” in On Writing Behavioral Objectives for English. eds. John Maxwell and Anthony Tovatt, National Council of Teachers of English, 1970.

Moffett, James. “Learning to Write by Writing.” Teaching High School Composition, eds. Gary Tate and Edward P. J. Corbett, Oxford University Press, 1972, pp. 43-60.

Moffett, James. “Who Counts.” English Journal, vol. 61, no. 4, 1972, pp. 571-574.

Moffett, James. “Required-Attendance, Performance-Graded, Tax-Supported Games.” Ohio English Bulletin, April, 1972.

Moffett, James. Interaction: A student centered language arts and reading program. Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Moffett, James. “When is Discovery Real -and Right?” Elementary English, vol.  50, no. 1, 1973 pp. 11-13.

Moffett, James. “Managing a Child-Centered Curriculum.” Teacher, vol. 91, no. 1, 1973, pp. 21-24.

Moffett, James. “A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum.” Florida English Journal, Spring, 1973.

Moffett, James. “A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum: Grades K-6.” Houghton Mifflin, 1973 Impression (2nd Edition).

Moffett, James. “A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum: Grades K-13.” Houghton Mifflin, 1973 Impression (2nd Edition).

Moffett, James. “What Should Be the State's Role in Assessing Educational Progress?” in Retreat on Educational Evaluation: Comments, Papers, and Action. California Legislature, 1973.

Moffett, James. “Phony Problems: Accountability and Learning to Read.” New School of Education Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, 1973, pp.  98-111.

Moffett, James. “Bajan Bestiary: Hummingbird.” English Journal, vol. 63, no. 5, 1974, p. 55-56.

Moffett, James. “I, You, and It.” Reprinted in Children and Writing in the Elementary School: Theories and Techniques, Oxford University Press, 1975.

Moffett, James and Wagner, B.J. Student Centered Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-6, 2nd Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 1976.

Moffett, James and Wagner, B.J. Student Centered Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-13, 2nd Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 1976.

Moffett, James. “On Language.” North Carolina English Teacher. North Carolina English Teachers Association, 1976.

Moffett, James. “Yoga for Public School Teachers.” Prana Yoga Life, Spring, 1977.

Moffett, James. “Going with Growth: Fitting Schools to the Facts of Language Life,” Proceeding of the Third Annual Conference on Language Arts Education.  State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978.

Moffett, James. “Language Learning in the Eighties: The Current State of Education in America.” McGill Journal of Education, vol. 14, no. 1, 1979,  pp. 102-114.

Moffett, J. “Integrity in the Teaching of Writing.” The Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 61, no. 4, 1979, pp. 276-279.

Moffett, James. “Commentary: The Word and the World.” Language Arts, vol. 56, no. 2, 1979 pp. 115-116,

Moffett, James. “On Essaying.” FFORUM, a Newsletter of the English Composition Board, University of Michigan, Fall, 1980.

Moffett, James. “Confessions of an Ex-College Freshman.” National Writing Project Network Newsletter, May, 1980.

Moffett, James.  “The Crisis in Literacy.” The Center Magazine, The Robert Maynard Hutchins Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, November/December, 1980.

Moffett, James. “A Structural Curriculum in English.” Reprinted in Thought and Language/Language and Reading, Harvard Educational Review, 1980.

Moffett, James. “Freeway Oleanders.” TOYON, Humboldt State University, 1981.

Moffett, James. Active Voice: A Writing Program across the Curriculum. Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1981.

Moffett, James. Coming on Center: English Education in Evolution. Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1981.

Ch. 1 - “Coming on Center”, pp. 1-9
Ch. 2 - “Misbehavioral Subjectives”, pp. 10-17
Ch. 3 - “Making Schools Pay Off” or “A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum”, pp. 18-25
Ch. 4 - “Interview” (by David Sohn), pp. 26-38
Ch. 5 - “Teaching Literacy”, pp. 39-60
Ch. 6 - “Going with Growth: Fitting Schools to the Facts of Language Life”, pp. 61-75
Ch. 7 - “Bajan Bestiary”, pp. 76-80
Ch. 8 - “Integrity in the Teaching of Writing”, pp. 81-93
Ch. 9 - “Instructional Television for Language Learning in the ‘80s”, pp. 94-118
Ch. 10 - “Yoga for Public School Teachers”, pp. 119-124
Ch. 11 - “On Essaying”, pp. 125-133
Ch. 12 - “Writing, Inner Speech, and Meditation”, pp. 133-181

Moffett, James. “A Manual for Teachers and Parents on Combating Classroom Indoctrination.” The Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 63, no. 7, 1982, pp. 497-498.

Moffett, James. “Writing, Inner Speech, and Meditation.” College English. vol. 44, no. 3, 1982, pp. 231-246.

Moffett, James. “On Language.” Reprinted in English in the 80s, ed. Robert Eagleson, Australian Association of Teachers of English, Adelaide, 1982.

Moffett, James. “James Moffett Responds.” College English. vol. 45, no. 4, 1983, 404-406.

Moffett, James. “Rationale for a New Curriculum in English,” Reprinted in Theory, Practice, and the Teaching of Composition: Processing, Distancing, and Modeling. eds. Miles Myers and James Gray, National Council of Teachers of English, 1983.

Moffett, James. “On Essaying.” Reprinted in FFORUM: Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing, ed. Patricia Stock, Boynton/Cook, 1983.

Moffett, James. and Wagner, B.J. Student-Centered Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-13, 3rd Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 1983.

Moffett, James. “Excerpts from an Educator's Notebook.” in Timely Voices: English Teaching in the Eighties, ed. Roslyn Arnold, Oxford University Press, 1983.

Moffett, James. “A Pluralistic Curriculum.” Educator's Forum, Houghton Mifflin Co., January, 1983.

Moffett, James. “Reading and Writing as Meditation.” Language Arts, vol. 60, no. 3, 1983, pp. 315-332.

Moffett, James. Teaching the Universe of Discourse. 2nd Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 1983.

Moffett, James. “Hidden Impediments to Improving English Teaching.” The Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 67, no. 1, 1985, pp. 50-56.

Moffett, James. “Liberating Inner Speech.” College Composition and Communication,  vol. 36, no. 3, 1985, pp. 304-308.

Moffett, James, ed. Points of Departure: An Anthology of Nonfiction. Signet Book, 1985.

Moffett, James and Tashlik, P. Eds. Active Voices II: Rationale and Teaching Guide: A Writer's Reader for Grades 7-9. Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1986.

Moffett, J., Cooper, C., and Baker, M. Eds. Active Voices IV: A Writer's Reader. Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1986.

Moffett, J., Wixon, P., Blau, S., and Phreaner, J. Eds. Active Voices III: A Writer's Readers: Grades 10-12. Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1987.

Moffett, James. Storm in the Mountains: A Case Study of Censorship, Conflict, and Consciousness. Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

Moffett, James. Coming on Center: Essays in English Education. Heinemann, 1988.

Ch. 1 - “Coming on Center”, pp. 1-9

Ch. 2 - “Misbehavioral Subjectives”, pp. 10-17
Ch. 3 - “Making Schools Pay Off” or “A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum”, pp. 18-25
Ch. 4 - “Teaching Literacy”, pp. 26-47
Ch. 5 - “Going with Growth: Fitting Schools to the Facts of Language Life”, pp. 48-62
Ch. 6 - “Bajan Bestiary”, pp. 63-67
Ch. 7 - “Integrity in the Teaching of Writing”, pp. 68-80
Ch. 8 - “On Essaying”, pp. 81-88
Ch. 9 - “Writing, Inner Speech, and Meditation”, pp. 89-137
Ch. 10 - “Excerpts from an Educator's Notebook”, pp. 138-147
Ch. 11 - “Reading and Writing as Meditation”, pp. 148-157
Ch. 12 - “A Pluralistic Curriculum”, pp. 158-163
Ch. 13 - “The Functions of Talk”, pp. 164-174
Ch. 14 - “Liberating Inner Speech”, pp. 175-180
Ch. 15 - “Ways of Teaching Literature”, pp. 181-196
Ch. 16 - “Hidden Impediments to Improving English Teaching”, pp. 197-208

Moffett, James. “Censorship and Spiritual Education.” English Education, vol. 21, no. 2, 1989, pp. 70-87.

Moffett, James. “Bridges: From Personal Writing to the Formal Essay.” National Center for the Study of Writing. University of California, 1989.

Moffett, James. “Varieties of Censorship.” The Journal of Educational Thought, 1990, pp. 5-16.

Moffett, James & Wagner, B.J. “Student-Centered Reading Activities.” English Journal, vol. 80, no. 6, 1991, pp. 70-73.

Moffett, James and Wagner, B.J. Student Centered Language Arts, Grades K-12, 4th Edition, Heinemann, 1991.

Moffett, James. Detecting Growth in Language. Boynton/Cook Publishing, Inc., 1992.

Moffett, James. Harmonic Learning: Keynoting School Reform. Boynton/Cook Publishing, Inc., 1992.

Moffett, James, and Wagner, B.J. “What Works is Play.” Language Arts, vol. 70, no. 1, 1993, pp. 32-36.

Moffett, James. “Coming Out Right.” In Taking Stock: The Writing Process Movement in the ‘90s. Eds. Tobin, L., and Newkirk, T. Heinemann, 1994, pp. 17-30.

Moffett, James. “Foreword.” In Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Beyond the Cognitive. Eds. Brand, Alice G., and Graves, Richard L. Boynton/Cook, 1995, pp. ix-xii.

Moffett, James. “On to the Past: Wrong-Headed School Reform.” The Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 75, no. 8, 1994, pp. 584-590.

Moffett, James. Response to “Women's Ways of Writing, or, Images, Self-Images.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 45, no. 2, 1994, pp. 258-263.

Moffett, James. The Universal Schoolhouse: Spiritual Awakening through Education. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994.

Moffett, James. “Confessions of an Ex-College Freshman.” Reprinted in Quarterly of the National Writing Project and the Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy, vol. 17, no. 1, 1995, p. 1.

Moffett, James, and Kenneth R. McElheny, eds. Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories. 2nd Edition, Berkeley, 1995.

Moffett, James. “Soul School.” The Spiritual Side of Writing. Eds. Regina Paxton Foehr and Susan A. Schiller. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1997. 5-14

Notes

If any additions, errors, or questions are found, please contact Jonathan Marine at jonathanmmarine@gmail.com

The formation of this bibliography is indebted to the work of Damian Koshnick and the support of Tom Gage. May the North Star rise again.