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Teaching Writing in an Assessment Era: Passion and Practice (NWP Radio)

By Jonathan Lovell, Mary Warner, Marie Milner, and Brandy Appling-Jenson
Directors and teacher-consultants from the San Jose Area Writing Project discuss their book, Teaching Writing Grades 7-12 in an Era of Assessment: Passion and Practice. The following key questions guided their work: "Why might my students wish to engage in the performative activity of…
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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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A Thousand Writers Writing: Seeking Change through the Radical Practice of Writing as a Way of Being

By Robert Yagelski
Have you ever found yourself having to justify teachers’ writing as a key, non-negotiable component of your site’s professional development? If so, this article can help ground you in the importance and value of the act of writing. Yagelski proposes a pedagogy of "writing as a way of being"…
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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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