Immersion in writing

By Learning Forward
April 2022
Ruth Devlin has been teaching young writers for 15 years, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The books her 2nd graders have written fill their classroom library, a testimony to her skill and dedication. Devlin is constantly on the prowl, reading her students’ writing every day so she can build lessons that will move them forward. Her keen eye and her expertise have emerged over time, beginning in 1993 when she attended a summer institute at the Southern Nevada Writing Project on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, a site of the National Writing Project (NWP). For Devlin, the five-week institute was “transforming,” a word many teachers use to describe the experience of spending extended time with a group of K-12 colleagues committed to learning

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