A list of references and suggested reading:
Understanding writers (or students) and culture:
- David Bartholomae, "Teaching Basic Writing: An Alternative to Basic Skills"
- Patricia Bizell, "What Happens When Basic Writers Come to College?"
- Richard H. Haswell, Gaining Ground in College Writing: Tales of Development and Interpretation
- Steven Johnson, Everything Bad is Good For You
- Mike Rose, Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared
Understanding literacy, past and present:
- Shannon Carter, The Way Literacy Lives: Rhetorical Dexterity and Basic Writing Instruction
- Daniel Keller, "Gaming, Identity, and Literacy"
- Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher, Literate Lives in the Information Age: Narratives of Literacy from the United States
- Deborah Brandt, Literacy in American Lives
Understanding craft and processes:
- Bruce McComiskey?, Teaching Composition as a Social Process
- Donald M. Murray, Crafting a Life in Essay, Story, Poem
- Mike Rose, "Narrowing the Mind and Page: Remedial Writers and Cognitive Reductionism"
- Jacqueline Jones Royster and Rebecca Greenberg Taylor, "Constructing Teacher Identity in the Basic Writing Classroom"