Where Does the Teacher Intervene with Underachieving Writers

  title={Where Does the Teacher Intervene with Underachieving Writers},
  author={B. S. McGuire},
  journal={English Journal},
  • B. S. McGuire
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • English Journal
  • It seemed to me that the whole class was falling down around me. It was the first Friday in October, the day for issuing interims (our county's name for midterm warnings to students earning D's and F's). In my class of twenty-one eleventhgrade underachieving English students, eleven were receiving interims. When the students came in, there was a cloud of anxiety hanging over all of us. Sam hovered over my opened records. In a frantic voice, he said, "How could I be getting an F? I did all that… CONTINUE READING
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