Discipline: Professional ResourcesLiteracy

Copyright: 2021

Grade(s): 6 - 12

Delivery Method: Print

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher

4 Essential Studies: Beliefs and Practices to Reclaim Student Agency

Essay. Poetry. Book Clubs. Digital Composition.

Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher extend their work in 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents by taking a deep dive into four essential studies. Their aim is to move beyond compliance and formula, and to develop students’ agency, independence, and decision-making skills. These four practices, they argue, have the power to transform students’ relationship with literacy—and truly prepare them for the more demanding work of college.