Barbara Bird, “Meaning-Making Concepts”

discovered this via Amy Ann Latawiec in her MCEA/MiWCA 2016 critique of how we use seminal and traditional texts in training new teachers. Bird, Barbara. Meaning-Making Concepts: Basic Writer’s Access to Verbal Culture To remember: Engagement in verbal culture, though, requires more than interpretive reading and deep-level writing: this engagement also requires our affective responses ...Some … Continue reading Barbara Bird, “Meaning-Making Concepts”

Bazerman, Charles. “Writing Represents the World, Events, Ideas, and Feelings”

Bazerman, Charles. “Writing Represents the World, Events, Ideas, and Feelings.”  Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Logan: Utah State UP, 2015. Print. Bazerman speaks to the care that is due in word choice whenever we describe a thing – whether abstract or concrete. He explains that words are … Continue reading Bazerman, Charles. “Writing Represents the World, Events, Ideas, and Feelings”