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


visionLess

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