Teaching Publications and Presentations

Publications on Teaching

Dippre, R. Grading Student Writing with Labor-Based Contracts.  Northwords 2(1).  Accepted for Publication.

Dippre, R. Responding to Student Writing in the COVID Era.  Northwords 2(1).  Accepted for Publication.

Dippre, R. (2016).  Sponsorshaping: How a Teacher Used Sponsors of Literacy for Pedagogical PurposesNetworks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research 18(1), 1-11.

Dippre, R (2016). Source Building: Creating Opportunities for Students to Use Classmates as Resources.  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 44(2).

Dippre, R (2016, August).  Finding and Examining the Sources in Your SourcesWriting Commons.

Dippre, R. (2014, October).  How are Your Sources Using Sources?  Writing Commons.

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2014).  Student Voice, Classroom Democracy, and Writing that MattersCalifornia English, 20(1), 21-23.

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2013). A Wide-Angle View of Feedback on Writing. California English, 14(4), 21-23.

DiMarzio, E. & Dippre, R. (2013).  Research papers and social rehearsal.  In D. Latta Kirby & D. Crovitz,  Inside Out (pp. 154-157).  Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Dippre, R. (2012).  Open support and open space.  English Journal, 101(3), 86-88.

DiMarzio, E. & Dippre, R. (2011).  Creative and critical engagement: Constructing a teen vision of the world.  English Journal, 101(2), 25-29.

Dippre, R. (2011).  Poetry Reading and Interpretation through Extensive ModelingReadWriteThink.  Retrieved from .

Dippre, R. (2010, October).  Unrehearsed reading: Helping students question and respond to a text.  Classroom Notes Plus, 6-11.

Dippre, R. & Taylor, K. (2016).  Examining changing beliefs and attitudes about writing in teacher candidates and novice teachers.  Interim report to the California Council on Teacher Education. CCNews 27(3), 24-28.

Coauthor (2016). Position Statement on Teaching Grammar.  Maine Council for English Language Arts.

Presentations on Teaching

Invited Presentations

Dippre, R. (2019, September).  Assigning, Evaluating, and Responding to Writing with Development in Mind.  Keynote address at the Title III Event Series at the University of Southern Maine.  Portland, Maine.

Dippre, R. (2018, April).  Reconsidering Writing Activity in Students.  Presentation at Corporacion Universitaria Minuto de Dios, on Mosquera, Zipaquira, and Soacha campuses.

Conference Presentations

Dippre, R., Powers, E., & Winck, J. (2019, October).  Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Exploring Their Limits and Possibilities.  Presentation at Northeast Two-Year College Association Annual Conference.  Portland, Maine.

Dippre, R., Stumpf, R., Winck, J., & King, K. (2019, April).  Locating Our Classrooms within the Bigger Picture.  Presentation at the Engaging Practices Conference.  Boston, Massachusetts.

Dippre, R. (2016, April).  Writing Activity Development: Shifting Patterns of Orchestrated Talk, Tools, and Texts in Middle School Students.  Presentation at the Qualitative Research Network, Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Houston, Texas.

Dippre, R. (2015, November).  Reconsidering Writing Activity in Students.  Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dippre, R. (2015, April).  Moments and Patterns that Matter: Identifying Trajectories of Literate Activity Development in Students.  Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois.

Dippre, R. (2014, July).  Moments that Matter.  Presentation at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Normal, Illinois.

Dippre, R. (2014, February).  Changing Context, Changing Feedback.  Presentation at the Writing Research Across Borders III Conference,  l’Universite Paris-Ouest – Nanterre La Defense, Paris, France.

Dippre, R. (2013, July).  Exploring Student-Teacher Interactions as Sponsors of Literacy. Presentation at the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Savannah, GA.

Dippre, R. (2013, March).  Continued Conversation across Texts.  Presentation at the Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV.

Latta Kirby, D., Kirby, D., Crovitz, D., Dippre, R., & DiMarzio, E. (2012, November).  Firing Up Writing!  Ideas to Spark Students’ Imaginations.  Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Dippre, R. (2012, July).  The Power and Problems of the Margins. Presentation at the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Albuquerque, NM.

Dippre, R. (2016, March).  Embracing and Creating Space in the Composition Classroom.  Presentation at the Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference.  Hartford, Connecticut.

Dippre, R. (2016, April).  The Individuated Experience of Novelty: Implications for the Composition Classroom.  Presentation at the New Jersey College English Association Annual Conference.  South Orange, New Jersey.

Dippre, R. (2016, March).  Writing Activity: Limits and Possibilities.  Presentation at the Maine Council for English Language Arts Annual Conference.  Northport, Maine.

Burnes, P., Crouse, J., Dippre, R., Larlee, M., Dean, C., Jackson, N., Dixon, E. (2016, March).  College Writing in High School: Opportunities and Risks.  Presentation at the Maine Council for English Language Arts Annual Conference.  Northport, Maine.

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2015, February).  Tracing the Development of Student Writing Activity.  Presentation at the California Association of Teachers of English Annual Conference, San Jose, California.

Dippre, R. (2013, February).  Continued Conversation: Responding to Student Writing Across Texts and Over Time.  Presentation at the California Association of Teachers of English Conference, Santa Clara, CA.

Dippre, R. (2018, April).  Finding a Phenomenon of Interest.  Presentation at “How Did You Think of That?”: Understanding Humanities Research.  Orono, Maine.

Dippre, R. (2016, April).  Exploring the Erasure of the Material in Writing and the Teaching of Writing.  Presentation at the English Graduate Students Association Annual Symposium.  Orono, Maine.

Dunton, M. & Dippre, R. (2015, November).  Understanding Maine’s English Language Arts / Literacy Standards.  Presentation at the Summit on Informing and Aligning ME Public Higher Institutions with ME Public K-12: Proficiency & Assessment Activities.  Bangor, Maine.

Dippre, R. (2014, October).  Moments of Activity, Patterns of Writing.  Presentation at the California Council on Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, California.

Dippre, R. & Hellman, F. (2014, March).  Shaking the Tree: Bringing Student Worlds to the Classroom through Sponsors and Abstractions. Poster Presentation at the California Council of Teacher Education Conference, San Jose, CA.

Dippre, R. (2013, May).  Continued Conversation across Texts.  Presentation at the Second Annual Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition, Irvine, CA.