National Writing Project

Encourage Writing

Welcome parents, educators, and writers of all ages!

Learning to write well is one of the most challenging tasks for anyone, regardless of age. It takes time, practice, and lots of encouragement. Parents and teachers can help children develop their skills and, equally important, a love for words and writing.

Located in universities across the country, National Writing Project (NWP) sites work with teachers to improve writing instruction in America's schools. Many NWP sites offer special writing programs for children. Typically, these programs combine motivational and skill-building activities, peer group interaction, and publishing opportunities. To find a writing project site near you, please check our map of sites.

For tips on helping children learn to write, supporting good writing instruction in schools, and related topics, please click on the links to the left.


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