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By Beth Rimer In April of 2020, as the COVID19 virus closed schools and canceled face-to-face meetings, National Writing Projects Connecting the Network calls turned to the challenges ahead for local programming. Across several calls, teacher-leaders gathered to hear about each others’ plans for summer 2020. The resources on this page emerged from a subgroup Read More

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Kids are home. Teachers are home. Parents are home. We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to #StepForward with an incredible new young adult novel from Gene Luen Yang.

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What is possible when youth are asked to engage in the discourse about what is meant by “adolescence”? Our May reading for Marginal Syllabus describes what happens when educators and youth partner together to explore historically situated views of adolescence.

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Join us for an interview with Liz Prather, teacher-consultant at the Morehead State Writing Project, and author of Story Matters. We’ll talk about why narrative matters, how it works in informational and argumentative writing, and how to support students to write it better.

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Enjoy a four part series from NWP Radio, interviewing poets of the NWP Writers Council about their poetry, their writing, their process, and more. George Ella Lyon Poet, teacher, and 2015-2016 Kentucky Poet Laureate. Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Read More

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Zev (Dan) Levinson visits with us to discuss his poetry, outreach, and connection to education through the Redwood Writing Project and California Poets in the Schools. In addition to being a poet and author, Levinson has also recently joined the NWP Writers Council.

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Join us for a conversation with educator-authors Richard Koch and Elizabeth Dutro for a discussion about literacy teaching that is informed by and mindful of the stress and trauma in all of our lives.

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Learn about one teacher’s pedagogical approach to literacy, writing, and metaphor that can help others foster consequential writing with students.

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Join NWP Radio to learn about NCTE’s Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL) and their annual conference. AEPL is for educators interested in “exploring the boundaries of teaching and learning beyond traditional disciplines and methodologies.” Some areas of exploration include kinesthetic knowledge, meditation, and reflective teaching.

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Our February reading for Marginal Syllabus explores the multiliteracies among youth of color who constructed tributes to the city of Detroit and envisioned strengths in their communities.

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