Moving Writers From Compliancy to Engagement

Compliant writing is not the same thing as engaged writing. In this session, Kelly will discuss critical decisions and moves teachers can make to move students away from “task-oriented” writing and into more authentic and engaging writing practices. 

Target Audience



10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

This session is full.


  • Kelly Gallagher

    Kelly Gallagher teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California. He is the author of several books on adolescent literacy, most notably Readicide and Write Like This. Kelly is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and the former president of the Secondary Reading Group for the International Literacy Association.