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The latest issue of Young Writers Project, Inc.‘s digital magazine The Voice features entries in their The Fierce Urgency of Now contest: http://bit.ly/2iYlC0m
Young Writers Project's monthly digital magazine featuring best teen writing, photography, audio and video. Also, prompts, writing tips, personal narratives, poetry, essays, interviews, writing tips, posts from youngwritersproject.org, photo gallery.
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Check out KQED Learning‘s lesson plans and resources for teaching tomorrow’s inauguration, as well as the first 100 days of the new administration: http://bit.ly/2jdbZIQ #2nextprez
A president’s inaugural address and first 100 days are widely seen as indicators of what an administration has in store. Use these resources to explore the upcoming inauguration and first 100 days with your students.
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Have you seen something about #NetNarr? Kean University Writing Project Director Mia Zamora explains how you can join the innovative new digital storytelling collaboratory: http://bit.ly/2jyrpuK And keep an eye out in the coming weeks for a series of webinars on the community!
By now you have possibly caught wind of Networked Narratives – a networked “collaboratory” in digital storytelling. Our open connected course embraces the notion of being “digital alchemists…
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Tomorrow: Don’t miss What Works Clearinghouse‘s webinar examining their new practice guide, Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively, which features contributions from our Director of Research and Evaluation Linda Friedrich: http://bit.ly/2jHwE8Q
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“The focus on having real skills is at the forefront of what we do at the library. It is very important that they’re walking away with something.” The Nashville Public Library brings digital media creation to incarcerated teens: http://bit.ly/2j9mr5a #WeAreLRNG
How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there ...
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All of the lesson plans and handouts from Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski’s 2016 book, Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners, are available for free download! http://bit.ly/2jNIOjv
In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few o…
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New book! “They’re All Writers” examines peer writing tutoring at the elementary level, and provides teachers with everything they need to start and facilitate a peer tutoring writing center. The book is by Oklahoma State University Writing Project teacher-consultant Jennifer Sanders and former director Rebecca L. Damron, and is available at a discount at the NWP Bookstore: http://bit.ly/2k7VeCZ
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Rescheduled from last week: we speak with Kim Jaxon (Northern CA Writing Project teacher-consultant) and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of Composing Science, about engaging students in practices that mirror the role that writing plays in developing and disseminating scientific ideas: http://bit.ly/2igUkPe
Events. NWP Radio—Composing Science. January 12, 2017. Rescheduled due to technical issues. Please follow this page or NWP social media channels for updates. Join us for an interview with Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of Composing Science. We'll talk about teaching writing, ...
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The Word Lab, a program of the Santa Cruz Young Writers Program and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, creates an open-ended and imaginative afterschool space for young students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to write and reflect. The program is funded in part by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant through Educator Innovator, a collaboration between the NWP and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign: http://bit.ly/2ipvHA0 #WeAreLRNG
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- through eighth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity, creating an open-ended and imaginative space for writing and reflection after school. To enter the Word Lab, an afterschool writing center in Santa Cruz, California, students must first walk ...
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“She clutched her chest, smiled, and said, ‘I feel it in my bones. My hands can’t keep up with my thoughts.’” Greater Madison Writing Project teacher-consultant Jen Doucette on young writers’ moments of inspiration, and how to encourage them: http://bit.ly/2jlaKIx
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The Live Deliberately Essay Contest invites youth 14-21 to respond to the writings of Henry David Thoreau, with the opportunity to win cash prizes: http://bit.ly/2jh0bIs
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We are excited to welcome Kim Culbertson, high-school teacher and award-winning young adult author, to our NWP Writers Council! http://bit.ly/2iRcSXF
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The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

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Writing is essential to success in school and the workplace. Yet writing is a skill that cannot be learned on the spot; it is complex and challenging. Through NWP's professional development programs, teachers in all subject areas and all grade levels learn new strategies to help their students become accomplished writers and learners.