WRITE / LEARN / LEAD BLOG : teaching writing

AUTHOR: Zac Chase
FROM THE BLOG: Teacher Zac Chase examines traditional “get to know you” writing assignments to tease out their primary goals, and explores how we could reimagine those assignments to better meet those goals, incorporating collaboration, student inquiry, and transparency.

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AUTHOR: Tom Fox
FROM THE BLOG: As a college teacher of writing, I was always uncomfortable with high school teachers asking me what they should do to prepare their students for postsecondary writing. After years of giving vague and unhelpful answers, I finally landed on a less vague, but still unhelpful answer: Don’t prepare students. Teach great high school writing and then when they get to college, I’ll teach college writing. For this reason, and to represent the expansive goals of the program, the College-Ready Writers Program is now College, Community, and Career Writing Program, or C3WP.

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AUTHOR: Tanya Baker
FROM THE BLOG: As site leaders prepare for upcoming summer institutes, we wanted to share the newest titles on the NWP bookshelves related to writing: both teaching writing and supporting teacher-writers. We encourage you to think about these titles for your summer institute, for a book club, or for your writing group.

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