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Resources for Teachers

Part and parcel of being a National Writing Project site is to provide teachers with writing-pedagogy resources. The materials below were some of the contents covered during the 2021 Summer Institute. Following that are websites that we have found useful to the writing teacher.

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  Web-Based Resources for Teachers  

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The National Writing Project, our parent organization, has a wealth of resources for engaging students in writing. NWP should be a teacher's first stop when seeking ideas and resources for the classroom.  The NWP--in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of English--publishes high-quality, practitioner-based books on the teaching of writing.

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The National Council of Teachers of English is the professional organization for ELA teachers. It has excellent journals as well as resources for teachers
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The mission of ReadWriteThink is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

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Formerly titled Teaching for Tolerance, this website is a product of the Southern Poverty Law Center, It provides teachers with ways to engage students in reading and writing about themes that interest them (especially those focused on social justice).

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The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a professional organization connecting research and practice to continuously improve the quality of literacy instruction across the globe.

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The creators of this site believe that by getting children to write early and often, we prepare them to succeed across all subjects. As writing abilities improve, students will be able to communicate knowledge learned and demonstrate mastery of skills.

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The Owl at Purdue is an excellent resource for secondary ELA teachers and their students. It provides a wealth of writing resources including how to cite resources appropriately and across multiple formats.

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The purpose of Assay is to publish the best critical scholarship of nonfiction texts, to facilitate all facets of nonfiction conversations in a variety of disciplines, and to be a resource for writers, scholars, readers, and teachers of nonfiction.  

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