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Foster a "culture of creativity" with these 826 Digital Resources

By 826 National
This holiday season, explore curated lessons from 826 Digital that spark creativity in young writers and their teachers.
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Write Time with Peter Kahn, Natalie Richardson, Christian "Rich Robbins" Robinson, and Poet t.l. sanders

By National Writing Project
This special poetry edition of The Write Time features educator/author/poet Peter Kahn along with special guests Natalie Rose Richardson, Rich Robbins, and Poet t.l. sanders.
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From Notebook to Video: A Journey

By Sally Griffin
Sally Griffin found that ever evolving technology gives students choices in how to tell their stories, supporting them in weaving a rich fabric of who they are. Here, she shares varied and moving examples of student work.
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Video and Writing in the Elementary Grades

By Chuck Jurich
Chuck Jurich focuses on the writing that happens in video production as he describes how his elementary grade students become filmmakers in their Video Club. He includes an example of a student-produced script along with a description of the production process and how that process reflects…
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Using Media to (Re) Claim The Hood: Essential Questions & Powerful English Pedagogy

By Danielle Filipiak
Danielle Filipiak shares how she uses digital media tools and three essential questions to enable students to have a humanizing experience with writing and literacy. Included here are detailed activities, transcripts of classroom brainstorming sessions, and many examples of student work.
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Amplifying Student Voices

By Dave Boardman
Dave Boardman makes the argument that writing online not only makes writing digital, it transforms it into interactive, changeable communication. He tells the story of inviting his students to participate in an online community with other writers across the country and includes references…
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Modernizing the Old School Essay

By Rachel Bear, Mitchell Nobis, Carrie Nobis, Dawn Reed, Dirk Schulze
How can we rethink writing instruction to support students in writing authentic pieces about real world issues that matter to them? How can we move beyond the "old school essay" and invite students to write compositions that reflect what we see in real world writing? In Real Writing:…
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Narrative Knowers, Expository Knowledge: Discourse as Dialectic

By Anne DiPardo
DiPardo addresses the divide between narrative and expository writing, noting the problematic tendency in composition teaching and scholarship to privilege "pure" exposition. She argues that instruction which fosters this divide, which contends narrative and expository are separate modes,…
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Planning for Writing Instruction

By Mark Overmeyer
In this brief tip from his book, When Writing Workshop Isn't Working, Mark Overmeyer describes a process of collaborative backward planning that provides a scope and sequence for the year that meets district curriculum requirements, allows for the study of genres connected to various…
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Linking Genre to Standards and Equity

By Tom Fox
Here is an important article that offers a framework and looks at how genre studies can help writing teachers design meaningful and engaging writing instruction. Fox suggests that standards-based writing curricula do not go far enough when we only teach students about how various genres…
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Radical Revision Strategies: My Road from Fairy Tale to Catharsis

By Juanita Willingham
 A teacher-writer shares her experience using “radical revision,” a strategy for taking one’s writing apart and reassembling it. In the process of illustrating the impact of trying out various revisions of a poignant poem she wrote and shared with a writing group, she includes five clear and…
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Helping High School Students “Gear Up” for College

By Art Peterson
This article highlights a program designed to support 9th graders in understanding how to differentiate and act upon revision and editing concerns. The program's development and implementation reflects a collaboration between area high school writing centers, teachers, and university…
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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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