Teacher-Writer

During the Summer Institutes, participants read widely in the current research on writing, hear lectures, discuss aspects of the writing process and effective teaching techniques, and work continuously on their own writing, consulting frequently with one another in editing groups for criticism and encouragement. The essays, vignettes, and poems collected in these booklets, chosen by their authors with the advice of the other members of their groups, represent a small sample of the writing that they produce during the summer. 

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It is a basic principle of the Connecticut Writing Project that teachers who themselves write can best help their students to write well. By drafting, discussing, and revising compositions in each of four modes of discourse - personal, objective, analytical, and persuasive - the participants in the Summer Institute develop their understanding of the writing process through first-hand experience. In so doing, they also produce the rich and delightfully readable anthology of works in progress that you will find in each edition.

Click the images below for PDF versions of Teacher-Writer, which was formerly known as Summer Fellows. 

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Teacher-Writer: Game of Roses 2017 (Volume IX)
2017-03-05 20.13.20Baker's Dozen: May Contain Nuts 2016 (Volume VIII)  Teacher Writer 2015 Cover
Tales From
the Meat Locker
2015 (Volume VII)
 teacher writer 2014
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse,
2014 (Volume VI)
 
And then the guy got up and left
2013 (Volume V)
Teacher-Writer
Teacher-Writer 2012, (Volume IV)
 
Of Vice and Verse, 2011 Summer Institute Fellows

No Unexpressed Thoughts, 2010 Summer Institute Fellows

I've Climbed this Staircase Before, 2009 Summer Institute Fellows
 
The Dirty Dozen, Plus Three,
2008 Summer Institute Fellows

Spill the Coffee, Crappy Desks, Dang!,
2007 Summer Institute Fellows
 2006
Boing!
2005

Rooms of Gold
2004

Surprises!
2003

Look What We Did!
2002

Runes
2001
Composition Theory
& Other Mysteries
2000

Writing on
the Wall
1999

Sleepless in Connecicut
1998
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Real Words,
Real Worlds
1997

What Calvin Heard
1996

..It Should Be a
Metaphor
1995

Inner Voices
1994

Sidewalks & Scaffolding
1993

Paradigm Lost
1992

Segues
1991

My Word!
Modes of Discourse
1991

Teaching on the
"Edge"
1990

Este Bombus
Aliquid Significat
1990
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Voices
1989
Writes of
Fellowship
1988

Soundings
1988

Heavy
Meta-Morphosis
1987

Alchemy
1987

Flurries
1986

Musings & Meanings
1985

Grace Under Pressure
1985

Writings III
1984

Vision and Revisions
1983

Doughnuts and Dittos, 1982