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Imagining the Possibilities: Improving the Teaching of Writing Through Teacher-Led Inquiry

By Jessica Early
Summary: This article presents a model of how one group of teachers used inquiry to improve their understanding of student writing and revise their school's curriculum accordingly. Specifically, they conducted action research on implementing Common Core standards in an Arizona urban charter…
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Assessment in a Culture of Inquiry: The Story of the National Writing Project's Analytic Writing Continuum

By Sherry Swain and Paul LeMahieu
This article details the journey of teachers and researchers who worked together to create the NWP’s Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC), an approach to writing assessment that is locally contextualized yet linked to a common national framework and standards of performance. In addition to…
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Exploring the Boundless Nature of Language with Lissa Soep

By National Writing Project
Join us for a conversation with NWP Writers Council member Lissa Soep, author of Other People’s Words: Friendship, Loss and the Conversation that Never Ends.
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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