George Hillocks, Jr. is Professor Emeritus in the departments of Education and English Language and Literature at The University of Chicago. He has taught writing in Chicago schools for over twenty-five years. In 1997 he won the NCTE David H. Russell Research Award for the book Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice. In 2004 he received NCTE’s Distinguished Service Award.
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- Promoting inference making and interpretation in reading literature
- Writing narrative
- Writing argument
- Sequencing works to develop inference making and interpretation in teaching literature
- Critical thinking
- Integrating critical thinking, writing and literature
- Curriculum development
- Grammar usage and language development
Hillocks, G. (2007). Narrative writing: Learning a new model for teaching. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Hillocks, G.. (2002). The testing trap: How state writing assessments controllearning. New York: Teachers College Press.
Hillocks, G.. (1999). Ways of thinking, ways of teaching. New York: Teachers College Press.
Hillocks, G.. (1995). Teaching writing as reflective practice. New York: Teachers College Press.
November 21, 2008
Conforming to and breaking with NCTE standards for the teaching of writing. Richard Meade Award talk. NCTE Annual Convention
November 22, 2008. High Stakes writing assessmentand the K-12 classroom: Where are we now? NCTE Annual Convention.
November 22, 2008
High tea with George HIllocks, Talk: CEL as the agent for change in the teaching of English.
July 15-18, 2008. series of three three-hour workshops on teaching argument or narrative at various Writing Project sites in CA: University of California at Irvine, Riverside, and Santa Barbara.
March 2008. Consultant to Measured Progress, Inc. for evaluating 1600 reading test items.
July 16-20, 2007. Series of five three-hour workshops on teaching argument or narrative at various Writing Project sites in CA: University of California at Irvine, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and California State University at Los Angeles.
March 2007. Consultant to Measured Progress, Inc. for evaluating 1500 reading test items.
January 25-27, 2007. Three–day workshop for Colorado teachers on teaching argument.