Teachers Talking Writing: Perspectives on Places, Pedagogies, and Programs

By Shane A. Wood
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CoverTeachers Talking Writing is a collection of conversations about the theory and teaching of writing in postsecondary contexts. It might also be considered a composition anthology focused on practices and pedagogies in the 21st century. Interconnected with Pedagogue, a podcast about teaching writing, the book offers 52 perspectives on composition and rhetoric across institutions and positions.

The conversations are grouped into three sections: Places, Pedagogies, and Programs. Places talks about where the teaching of writing happens, such as two-year colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Pedagogies offers conversations about different practices and approaches to teaching writing, including classroom writing assessment, multimodality, social justice, disability studies, and community literacies. Programs focuses on conversations around different writing programs and administrative positions, including basic writing, second-language writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing centers.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter


Introduction: Conversations on Composition

Part I. Places

1. Pathways and Reflections on Teaching

2. Two-Year Colleges

3. Historically Black Colleges and Universities

4. Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Part II. Pedagogies

5. Classroom Writing Assessment

6. Multimodality

7. Social Justice

8. Disability Studies

9. Community Literacies

Part III. Programs

10. Writing Program Administration

11. Basic Writing

12. Second-Language Writing

13. Writing Across the Curriculum

14. Writing Centers



About the Author

Shane A. Wood is an assistant professor of English and director of composition at the University of Southern Mississippi. He teaches first-year writing, digital literacies, technical writing, and a graduate practicum in composition theory. He received his B.A. in English from Western Kentucky University, M.A. in composition theory from Fresno State, and Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Kansas. His research interests include writing assessment, teacher response, and multimodal pedagogy. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Writing Assessment, WPA: Writing Program Administration, Composition Forum, and Reflections.

Publication Information: Wood, Shane A. (2023). Teachers Talking Writing: Perspectives on Places, Pedagogies, and Programs. National Council of Teachers of English; The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/swr/talking/

ISBN: 978-0-8141-5277-5 (PDF) | 978-0-8141-5278-2 (ePub) | 978-0-8141-5276-8 (pbk.)

Publication Date: January 25, 2023

Contact Information:
Shane A. Wood: shane.wood@usm.edu

Studies in Writing and Rhetoric

Series Editor: Stephen Parks, University of Virginia

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