Timely and accessible, this book offers tangible strategies that will help teachers plan and sustain writing workshop experiences that are responsive to the needs of their specific students. Angela Stockman helps teachers understand why some writers may fail to meet their expectations and how to help all writers reach their fullest potential. Organized in three parts, this book reframes common narratives about resistant writers, empowers teachers to design, lead and refine their workshop, and provides a toolkit to do so. The appendices and eResources included provide teachers with instructions for mini-lessons and learning targets that support multimodal composition, perfect for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Introduction: The Rise of the Resistant Writer

Part 1: Disrupting the Stories We Tell Ourselves About Reluctant and Resistant Writers

Chapter 1: Our Past Is Present

Chapter 2: Decentering Ourselves

Chapter 3: Fortifying Writers in a Nutritive Writing Workshop

Part 2: A Framework for Centering Writers in Our Classrooms and Workshops

Chapter 4: Practicing and Coaching Self-Awareness

Chapter 5: Building and Maintaining Mutually Respectful Relationships

Chapter 6: Making the Environment a Teacher

Chapter 7: Fostering Hard Fun

Part 3: Roadmaps for Unit and Lesson Planning

Chapter 8: Writing to Teach and Help Others Resolve Dilemmas

Chapter 9: Writing to Connect and Inspire

Chapter 10: Writing to Take a Stand

Chapter 11: Writing to Analyze