resources for teachers
powerpoints and handouts
If you've seen one of Barry's presentations and wish to access materials used in that session, visit his wiki at http://barrygilmore.wikispaces.com/Discussion+Resources
For specific teaching resources on plagiarism, discussion methods, or revision, see the links below.
Barry's books and presentations on plagiarism include a number of useful teaching strategies. In addition, you can download (for free) a sixteen page discussion guide for use with faculty and students from the Heinemann website.
You can also read a sample chapter of Plagiarism: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It online.
Barry's book Speaking Volumes covers a wide variety of discussion strategies for language arts and social studies classrooms. You can read a sample chapter of this book online.
Some of the more popular techniques Barry shares in the book and in presentations include surveys, fishbowls, Get Off the Fence discussions, and grid exercises. You can access around fifty text and subject-specific resources for these activities on Barry's wiki by clicking here.
For a complete list of texts and subjects covered on the wiki, click here.
"Is It Done Yet?"--Teaching Adolescents the Art of Revision contains ideas for helping students to revise style, mechanics, content, creative writing, on-demand essays, and more. For specific teaching strategies regarding student content, thesis statements, organization, and argumentation, take a look at chapter two of the book by clicking here.
creative writing resources
Barry's first book, Drawing the Line, offers a host of ideas for teaching creative writing using the arts. Neither students nor teachers need to be artists to have fun and learn from these activities, which not only ask young writers to respond to works of art but to emulate their creation with writing methods. For ten sample activities linking art and writing, visit Barry's wiki by clicking here.