Featured books by Jane Hansen

The PreK-2 Writing Classroom: Growing Confident Writers

By: Jane Hansen
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

Learn what young children can do as competent, confident writers when we create writing classrooms that support their developmental patterns and provide them with multiple opportunities to write for numerous purposes across the curriculum. The authors spotlight the children’s strengths in brief case studies to help you understand the significance of their efforts, and offer specific recommendations you can use to help your own students use writing as a meaning-making tool in various subject areas and settings.

When Learners Evaluate

By: Jane Hansen
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Professional

This is a book about teachers who value their students' voices and lives. It offers powerful examples of curricula in which students have a strong voice in evaluating, planning, and documenting their work. Drawing on her decade-long research in rural and urban settings, Hansen shows implementations of self-evaluation in a range of classrooms. Her book represents teachers at all levels — elementary, secondary, and Hansen herself as a teacher educator — all of whom include their students in evaluation.

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