This blog is meant to help teachers create more productive writing classrooms. It addresses how language is constructed, how meaning is made, and what the role of language is in our lives. It contains information and exercises to illustrate linguistic ideas and principles, and language communities. When the moments arise, it addresses many other ideas releated to the teaching of writing.
This blog began as an article published in the Spring 2011 issue of the Duke University journal Pedagogy.
Ann Evans is an Adjunct Professor of Writing at Montclair State University. She has also taught English Communication to international students at Stevens Institute of Technology. She has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Montclair State, and an M.A. in English from New York University. Besides English, she speaks French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Greek. She is marketing a picaresque memoir, A Lot At Stake, and a short story will be published this summer in the journal Under the Sun.