Mahoney, Jim. Power and Poetry. Best Practices for High School Classrooms (with Jerry Matovcik.) Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. Print.
This book works as both a series of recipes for poetry lessons and as an explanation for emerging students in poetry all year long through the use of a writer’s notebook as a place where all writing starts.
Mahoney, Jim. Power and Portfolios. Best Practices for High School Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002. Print
This book introduces readers to the writing reading workshop at the high school level and well at the middle school level. Literary letters, writers’ notebooks, quarterly portfolios and final showcase portfolios are all explained
Mahoney, Jim, “Composting with a Writer’s Notebook: An Interactive Reading pp. 13-22 in The Subject is Writing: Essays by Teachers and Students. Ed. Wendy Bishop and James Strickland. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2006. Print.
This chapter uses the metaphor of composting to produce rich, organic matter for growing plants and explains the connection to writing through the use of a writer’s notebook.