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the national writing project newsletter | march-april 2006
2006 NWP Urban Sites Network Conference

Don't Miss the Urban Sites Conference

Come to San Diego and join a collective dialogue to consider the borders that teachers, students, and families must cross every day to help students achieve and succeed. Deadline: April 7.

April 6-7: 2006 NWP Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
NWP Calendar: More Upcoming Events

teachers' voices

"Katrina: In Their Own Words"
Listen to first-person accounts from NWP teachers and students who survived Hurricane Katrina. This 30-minute show that aired on Louisiana's KSLU public radio station provides a moving testament to the power of writing and community in the aftermath of shared tragedy.
Wyoming Teacher-Leader Goes to Washington
Carrie Langston of the Wyoming Writing Project participated in a round table with U.S. senators last month to discuss how the K-12 system can successfully build and fill the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline. Read Langston's statement and watch the video.
Mozartians, Beethovians, and the Teaching of Writing
In this 1993 essay, Diane Christian Boehm explains how to reduce students' anxiety about writing by getting them to awaken the creator within and put the critic on hold.

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NWP Adds Six New Sites
The National Writing Project welcomes six new sites into its network, which now numbers 195 sites and spans 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Site Research Studies Show Positive Results
Studies from five NWP sites indicate positive effects on student writing based on independent national scoring.

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New, Updated Edition of Because Writing Matters Updated Paperback Edition of Because Writing Matters Now Available

Because Writing Matters offers research-based recommendations for building successful schoolwide writing programs. This updated edition includes new sections on teaching English language learners to write, and on using technology to teach writing.

Order your copy today at the special NWP discount price.

nwp events

2006 NWP Spring Meeting, Deadline: Friday, March 24
Don't miss this exciting event in Washington, D.C., where writing project teachers share their successes with members of Congress and with each other.
NWP Urban Sites Network Conference, Deadline: April 7
Conference highlights include a keynote address by Linda Christensen, author of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word, several rounds of engaging interactive sessions, visits to local schools and surrounding neighborhoods, a writing marathon in historic Old Town San Diego, and a Friday reception and dinner with entertainment.
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