So, thanks to a former colleague, I have a gig teaching middle school teachers how to teach writing. I signed the contract yesterday. The class starts Monday. 6 students. 2 hours and 50 minutes 1 time a week. I didn’t get to choose the books. I read 50 pages of this one yesterday —

http://store.tcpress.com/0807754366.shtml

and didn’t find it very useful. The other two are —

https://www.amazon.com/Traits-Writing-Complete-Guide-Grades/dp/0439280389

and

https://www.amazon.com/Rules-Writers-Instructors-Diana-Hacker/dp/B00BIOEZV2.

A quick glance at those two has left me less than enthusiastic.

Any advice about teaching college?

Any advice about teaching middle school teachers about how to teach writing?

Any great resources to recommend?

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