Student Arguments as Mentor Texts: Four Teachers Discuss Using Essays from the New York Times Learning Network Editorial Contest

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In the second of two NWP CoLabs with Katherine Schulten of the New York Times Learning Network, four fabulous National Writing Project teachers discuss how their students responded to the editorial contest-winning argument essays. The arguments are from Student Voice, a new collection of student writing published by Norton and edited by Schulten. This show is a treasure chest of compelling and relevant student writing and discussion from inspiring teachers.

(Watch the first episode…)


  • Katherine Schulten
  • TaSharra Hilson, Red Mountain Writing Project
  • Shawni McBride, Northern California Writing Project
  • Dylan Williams, South Mississippi Writing Project
  • Dawn Viles, Louisville Writing Project

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