A Good Fit for All Kids

A Good Fit for All Kids Collaborating to Teach Writing in Diverse, Inclusive Settings

Kelly Chandler-Olcott
paper, 240 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-343-7
Price: $35.00

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cloth, 240 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-344-4
Price: $64.00

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2021 Divergent Book Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies Research

A Good Fit for All Kids supports teachers in constructing research-based, collaborative approaches to teaching writing, in print and technology-mediated forms, for diverse, inclusive classrooms.


With deep love and high regard for young people and for the educators who work with them, Chandler-Olcott presents a picture of what respectful, inclusive, growth-oriented writing instruction might look like, and ‘what a beautiful job’ teaching could be. I urge all writing project colleagues, and indeed, all writing teachers, to buy this book, to read it in community, and to imagine the possibilities. — Tanya Baker, director, National Programs, National Writing Project

Writing. It scares a lot of students (and their teachers). But it doesn’t have to. Don’t take this the wrong way, but this book makes teaching writing almost seem easy. The advice is practical and grounded in diverse classrooms. It’s accessible and relevant. And it’s actionable. — Douglas Fisher, professor and chair, Department of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University

This reviewer read the book in one sitting, made extensive notes, and is eager to share the 'noticings' with fellow instructors. — A. W. Petersen, Choice

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About the Author

Kelly Chandler-Olcott is Laura J. and Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in the Syracuse University School of Education, where she coordinates undergraduate and graduate programs in English education. Her scholarly interests include design-based research, literacy across the disciplines, and collaborative approaches to teacher education in diverse, inclusive settings. The author of five other books and more than seventy-five chapters and articles, she is currently serving a six-year term as coeditor with Dr. Kathleen A. Hinchman of the International Literacy Association’s Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

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