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Improving writing and learning in our nation's schools.
Improving writing and learning in our nation's schools.

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KQED Learning's “Above the Noise” series takes middle and high school students on a deep dive into questions that impact teens’ daily lives, helping them dig through the hype and come to informed conclusions. Use their Classroom Guide to bring Above the Noise to your students to help them build critical media literacy skills: http://bit.ly/2h6APxw

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“I am the educator I am today, because of the work I have done with NWP, but that work is only the tip of the iceberg.” Five reasons why you should accept site director Deanna Mascle‘s invitation to join the National Writing Project. The latest post in our Medium publication, Write Now: http://bit.ly/2h6U4a7

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“We write academic essays to figure out what we think—not just to explain what we already believe we think.” Anne Curzan questions the common practice of having students start their writing process with a thesis: http://bit.ly/2uxGnWC

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Tomorrow: CLTV on Educator Innovator finishes a three-part series with friend of the NWP Kira Baker-Doyle, examining transformative teachers and their ability to drive educational change: http://bit.ly/2ujgIC4

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“Summer writing will and should be different from school writing. So much growth as a writer can come from simply having fun things to write about and fun people to write with.” Anne Elrod Whitney shares the kinds of summer writing that happen with her family: http://bit.ly/2tX48Ui

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“Do your routines actually promote a culture of engagement/empowerment or are they just resulting in compliance?” Greater Madison Writing Project teacher-consultant Leah Williams on reflecting on the role of routines in your classroom: http://bit.ly/2tTVJkz

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Civics education and project-based learning are at their most powerful when students do work that has a real impact on real issues, argues Illinois Writing Project director Steven Zemelman: http://bit.ly/2tTVfuL

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SLAM School (produced by the Studies in Literacies and Multimedia Assembly) is a twice-monthly video series examining activism in the classroom and beyond. Recent episodes have examined effective letter writing, hosting Twitter chats, student civic engagement, and more! http://bit.ly/2tO9fpT

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“I didn’t study writing, it’s not like I got a degree in literature. English is not my first language. So if I can write, you can write. And now, more than ever, we need people to write.” http://bit.ly/2gQeEeS

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Designing for Emergence, Part 2: See how world-building and role-playing as means of invention and discovery became a key part of #NetNarr: http://bit.ly/2uGW4LP
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