Summer 2014

This issue of the Philadelphia Writing Project Journal features selections from Summer Institute participants and other practitioners sharing their commitment towards professional growth through travelogues, personal reflections, interviews, poems, and book reviews. From kindergarten to high school and beyond, these teacher voices add a context for inquiry into teaching and learning that continue to enrich the lives of the students they serve.

Photographs courtesy of George Schreuder, ELL Invitational Summer Institute, 2014.

Saludos de Mexico!

Ed Levenson

Teacher Voices: Breakthroughs about Teaching and Learning

The Things We Carry

Joe Forsythe

The Trouble with Word Crimes 

Michael Mannix

Taking an Inquiry Stance

Nicola White

Teaching Kindergarten

Sharnae Wilson

Building a Professional Learning Community

Alisa Baldwin

What Exactly Is the Message Anyway?  A Metaphorical Road Not Taken

Peggy Savage

Spotlight on 2014 PhilWP Fellow

Michael Mannix

Interviewed by Lynette Brown

Ismael Jimenez

Interviewed by George Schreuder

Odes and Reflections


Ismael Jimenez

Running Showers on Tuesday

Kimberly Gavin

Tamara Anderson

A Day

Hayley Harrison

Where Am I From

Robert Schlichtmann  

A Day in the Life of ELL ISI

George Schreuder

Reflections on a Week with School Principals

Robert Rivera-Amezola

Book Reviews

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Reviewed by Heidi King

Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

Reviewed by Dale Perkins

Writing Out Loud

Matt Mandel