March 06 2017
Story Project Builds Community Among Diverse Set of Teens
A new storytelling project in Kansas City—supported by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant—builds community among diverse high school students.
January 13 2017
A Lab That Grows Young Writers
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
August 30 2016
Student Voices Count with ‘Letters to the Next President 2.0’
Teachers are using Letters to the Next President 2.0 to engage their students with civic and political issues, and to...
June 09 2016
The Seventh Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest
Every Friday from June 17-August 19, teens can submit an essay in The New York Times Learning Network's summer reading...
June 06 2016
Letters to the Next President 2.0
Our partner Edutopia explains how Letters to the Next President 2.0—hosted by the National Writing Project, KQED and Educator Innovator...
November 05 2015
Along Rivers (and in Classrooms), Educators Merge Science and Writing
A unique initiative is giving teachers and museum educators the chance to design programs that blend science and writing for...
October 14 2015
Tchers’ Voice: #WhyIWrite
Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore, MD, shares a personal...
July 15 2015
Shark Tank Goes to School
Inspired by the TV show, this Shark Tank was developed by National Writing Project educators as a format for teachers...
July 24 2014
Developing Writing Confidence Through NaNoWriMo
Each November, over 2,000 K-12 educators bring literary fun and adventure into their classrooms through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)....
January 08 2014
Youth and Participatory Politics: A New Agenda for Civics and Literacy
New digital literacies have affected all areas of life, including the way that we practice politics and experience political life....
June 14 2013
Maker Party and Making Learning Connected mooc to Launch This Weekend
After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the...
April 19 2013
Indulge your inner novelist at Camp NaNoWriMo
Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo provides online support, tracking tools, and hard deadlines— all with the goal...
April 05 2013
Read and write with NWP’s E-Anthology
This summer roughly 2,000 educators will be spending their summer vacation sharing their practices, exploring theory and research, writing together…in...