Books

Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings (Bedford/St. Martin’s Professional Resources) – Great teacher’s handbook for prepping and teaching Developmental Writing courses.

Developmental Education: Readings on Its Past, Present, and Future – Developmental Education: Readings on Its Past, Present, and Future offers twenty-two selections on historical efforts to serve underprepared students, on the state of developmental education today, and on innovative practices and possible directions for the future.

Teaching Reading and Writing: The Developmental Approach – Another good teaching handbook for teachers of Developmental Writing.

Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings – This best-selling text by Susan Fawcett teaches writing with the Model-Analysis-Practice (MAP) method. Perfect for novice writers due to its use of scaffolding to help students gain confidence in their writing ability over time.

Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared – Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient—these are the stigmas that define America’s educationally underprepared. Having grown up poor and been labeled this way, nationally acclaimed educator and author Mike Rose takes us into classrooms and communities to reveal what really lies behind the labels and test scores.

Reading and Writing in Freshman English I – Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English II focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.

Reading and Writing in Freshman English II – Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English I, focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.


Online Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab – Excellent reference guide for college writers. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and the Writing Lab at Purdue provides these as a free service.


Writing Tools

Moleskine Pocket Notepad – Perfect for taking notes or jotting down writing ideas on the go.

Fisher Bullet Space Pen – Pocket sized and capable of writing under any condition, including upside down in zero gravity or at -30 degrees Farenheit, if that’s your thing. Best travel pen on the market.


Technology

Assorted iPads & Tablets – I loved my iPad as both a student and a teacher. Great for taking notes during class and also perfect for lecturing. Pull up your notes and scroll right through them. This link will take you to a list of search results that include many affordable refurbished tablets for those on a budget.

Assorted Keyboards for iPad – Make your tablet even more friendly with a detachable keyboard for taking notes. Lots of options here.