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Writing Project Resources for Teachers

An Introduction to the National Writing Project

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Writing Project Resources for Teachers

"Writing is essential to communication, learning, and citizenship. It is the currency of the new workplace and global economy. Writing helps us convey ideas, solve problems, and understand our changing world." (The National Writing Project, 2011)

For over 30 years, the National Writing Project (NWP) has served teachers of writing at all grade levels, from primary school to university. Through a network of more than 200 sites in the U.S., the NWP supports research, develops resources, and hosts professional development programs for educators.

Among the core principles of the NWP is the belief that there is "no single right approach to teaching writing; however, some practices prove to be more effective than others. A reflective and informed community of practice is in the best position to design and develop comprehensive writing programs."

And there's good news for teachers living outside the U.S.: you don't have to be a Writing Project member to access the rich repository of teaching guides, research reports, and other writing-related materials at the NWP's website. Here's a sample of what you'll find there:

To see if there's a Writing Project site near you, visit this clickable map of the U.S.


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