Teaching the "Bad Boy" to Write

  • Gary McPhail Shady Hill School
Keywords: literacy, curriculum, gender, writing, teacher research


In an attempt to address the gendered achievement gap in writing that exists both nationally and internationally, Gary McPhail conducted a year-long teacher research study focused on the gendered literacy interests of his first grade students and how they responded to a writing curriculum he created that included genres intended to be of interest to both boys and girls. This paper focuses on the experiences of one self-declared "bad boy" in Gary’s class.

How to Cite
McPhail, G. (2009). Teaching the "Bad Boy" to Write. LEARNing Landscapes, 3(1), 89-104. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v3i1.319