Articles We’ll Read

Here are the articles I’ve assigned you to respond to:

Wenger, Communities of Practice, Introduction

Foreword (by William F. Hanks) to Situated Learning by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger.  NOTE: you only need to read the Foreword by Hanks, not the chapter that follows.

Rodby and Fox, “BASIC WORK AND MATERIAL ACTS: THE IRONIES, DISCREPANCIES, AND DISJUNCTURES OF BASIC WRITING AND MAINSTREAMING”

Sommers and Saltz: “The Novice as Expert: Writing the Freshman Year”

Harris, “Talking in the Middle: Why Writers Need Writing Tutors”

“Collaboration Is Not Collaboration Is Not Collaboration: Writing Center Tutorials vs. Peer-
Response Groups” by Muriel Harris

Lave and Wenger chapter 3

Lave, Situating learning in communities of practice

Russell, “Activity Theory and Its Implications for Writing Instruction”

Jody Shipka, “A Multimodal Task-Based Framework for Composing”

Jody Shipka, “Sound engineering: Toward a theory of multimodal soundness”

 

 

 

Here are some others that might help you with your inquiry projects:

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Wenger ch 1, “The Concept of Practice” and “Meaning”

Wenger ch 2, “Community”

Wenger ch 6

Gutierrez, Rymes, and Larson, “Script, Counterscript, and Underlife in the Classroom: James Brown versus Brown v. Board of Education”

Solomon, “Not belonging: what makes a functional learner identity in the undergraduate mathematics community of practice?”

BECKER, “School is a Lousy Place to Learn Anything In”

 

Donath et al. “Characterizing Discourse Among Undergraduate Researchers in an Inquiry-Based Community of Practice”

 

MENTORING AND PEER TUTORING

Trimbur, “Peer Tutoring: A Contradiction in Terms?”

Harris, “Talking in the Middle: Why Writers Need Writing Tutors”

Henry et al., “Course-Embedded Mentoring for First-Year Students: Melding Academic Subject Support with Role Modeling, Psycho-Social Support, and Goal Setting”

Zawacki, “Writing Fellows as WAC Change Agents: Changing What? Changing Whom? Changing How?”

 

GRAMMAR AND ERROR

Great overview: Williams, “Teaching Grammar in the Context of Writing”

Williams, “The Phenomenology of Error”

Lunsford and Lunsford, “‘Mistakes Are a Fact of Life'”

Hairston, “Not All Errors Are Created Equal”

Richard Haswell, “Minimal Marking” (should also be under RESPONDING)

Micciche, “Making A Case For Rhetorical Grammar”

Beason, “Ethos and Error”

Ferris, “The ‘Grammar Correction’ Debate in L2 Writing”

 

REVISION AND RESPONDING

Flower, “Revising writer based prose”

Sommers, “Responding to Student Writing”

Anson, “Response and the Social Construction of Error”

Ferris, “Preparing Teachers to Respond to Student Writing”

 

UNDERSTANDING WRITING PRACTICE

Prior and Shipka, “Chronotopic Lamination”

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