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Writing the Personal-Academic School Gravity Connection

Bronwyn LaMay explores how combining academic and personal writing, both within and across assignments, makes writing meaningful to students, giving some a reason to engage with academic content, and giving others a safe path to self-reflection and personal growth.
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Writing Instruction in Schools Today

Arthur N. Applebee and Judith A. Langer's Writing Instruction That Works: Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms details and analyzes the state of writing in America's schools and offers a vision for how writing could and should be taught. In this chapter, the authors offer an…
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A Cycle of Discussion and Inquiry

This chapter, from Thomas M. McCann's Transforming Talk into Text: Argument Writing, Inquiry, and Discussion, Grades 6-12, traces the sequence of discussions in a 9th-grade English class, as the teacher moved the learners toward writing an academic essay and reading related texts critically.
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Turning Reform Inside Out

In this chapter, authors Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith describe how a group of teachers at an urban high school in Sacramento, CA are leading reform and transforming students' outlook on their futures.
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Chemical Phenomena in Everyday Life: An Adventure in Writing Across the Curriculum

By Laurie Smith
Chemistry teacher Laurie Smith shares how she adapted the Writing Marathon format to help her students explore and find examples of chemistry in action around them, then articulate and share their findings through writing. Laurie was introduced to the Writing Marathon and all its…
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Bioethics, Informed Consent, and Open Networks: The Story of Bioethics Day

By Jennifer Smyth
After reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, high school teachers work across schools to design and facilitate a “Bioethics Day” and then reflect on the ways it supported a more connected learning for their students. Included are details about planning the day as well as inquiry…
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Digital Democratic Dialogue (3D) Project Design Cycles

By Nicole Mirra
Nicole Mirra shares the three iterative design cycles of the 3D Digital Democratic Dialogue Project that were aimed at encouraging students to move through a development progression of defining themselves as civic actors, engaging with other young citizens from across the U.S., and imagining…
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Creating Generative Dialogue One Civil Conversation at a Time

By Molly Robbins
Molly Robbins of the Denver Writing Project offers students a road map to have hard conversations with people with whom they fundamentally disagree. After working on civil conversations and participating in the 3D Digital Democratic Dialogue Project, some of her students of color were…
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Climate Change, Controversy, and Conversation in the 3D Project

By Mary Richards
Mary Richards of the Alaska Writing Project becomes more civic minded alongside her students after participating in the 3D Digital Democratic Dialogue Project and finds herself asking questions of responsibility and tactics regarding the teaching of subjects as controversial as climate…
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“Speech on Fleek, Ground to the Ear”: A Year of Adventurous Civility with the 3D Project

By Christina Puntel
Christina Puntel of the Philadelphia Writing Project explains how she and her students practice ‘generous listening’ in preparation for maintaining ‘adventurous civility’ while participating in the 3D Digital Democratic Dialogue Project. Included are relevant news and resources.
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An Experiment in Building Democracy with Our Students

By Peter Haun
Peter Haun of the Oakland Writing Project describes the impact of the experimental-yet-powerful teacher to teacher, teacher to student, student to student, Digital Democratic Dialogue Project on both his students.
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This is Not School: Designing a Storytelling Project for a Community

By Katie Kline
Connecting students from sixteen Kansas City High School districts, KC Storytellers was created to break down divisive barriers across communities while expanding the audience and purpose for personal writing in the classroom. Included are program development tips to maintain the “this is…
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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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