Monahan, Patrick J. “You Want Me to Teach Reading? Confessions of a Secondary Literature Teacher.” English Journal 97.6 (2008): 98-104.
Dissatisfied with leading question-answer discussions and curious about how students best engage in and understand texts, the author undertook a teacher-research investigation. He reveals how he became a reading teacher who promotes student independence and control through a variety of reading strategies.
Monahan, Patrick J. “Paddling Together Through the Rapids: a High School Department Learns to Stay the Course.” English Leadership Quarterly 29.1 (2006): 12-15.
This article traces the efforts of a high school English department to become more collaborative. It identifies strategies for agenda development, conflict resolution, and shared decision-making.