National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 9, No. 3, 2004

Quarterly Article Wins Prestigious Writing Award
By NWP Staff
Sarah Rider's article "Tolerating Intolerance: Resisting the Urge to Silence Student Opinion in the Writing Classroom" wins Gold Award from the Society of National Association Publications....

A New(comer's) Perspective
By Richard Argys
A teacher-consultant with the Denver Writing Project reflects on some ideas he's learned through NWP....

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
Executive Director Richard Sterling comments on NWP efforts toward implementing a writing agenda for the nation and the research NWP is conducting....

Doing Literacy
By Joanne Toft
A fifth/sixth grade teacher is challenged to bring her literacy competencies to a visible level in order to share them with observing practicum students....

It Takes a School
By Mary Ann Smith
Smith describes a tour of Meade Elementary School, where a five-year partnership with the Philadelphia Writing Project has built a professional community working toward school reform....

Make a Date to Educate...
By NWP Staff
Join your colleagues in Washington, D....

Mention That Writing Project Connection!
By NWP Staff
So that the world will know the extent of the network's influence on education, please be sure to mention your writing project affiliation whenever a publisher asks you for a bio....

NWP Speaks: 30 Years of Writing Project Voices
By Richard Argys, Joe Bellacero, Vanessa Brown, Ralph Cordova, Dana Dusbiber, Lynette Herring-Harris, Rudy J. Miera, Rochelle Ramay
In the fourth of five parts to this series, writers reflect on their experiences in NWP national programs and at national program events....

NWP Writing Strand at NCTE Convention: Writing for All Students
By NWP Staff
The NCTE Annual Convention, which runs concurrently with the NWP Annual Meeting, will once again offer a strand of sessions by NWP presenters....

Renew and Rejuvenate at the NWP Annual Meeting in Indianapolis
By NWP Staff
The NWP Annual Meeting in Indianapolis in November 2004 offers an excellent opportunity to renew your enthusiasm for teaching and experience a sense of community with other teachers....

The Maryland Writing Project Is in My Closet
By Sarah Abernethy Snyder
A teacher-consultant shares how she uses such props as Lego blocks, fancy paper, seashells, a magic wand, and a kaleidoscope....

The Writing Project and Tulsa Schools Collaborate for School Reform That Works
By Eileen Simmons
Simmons reports on how writing project inservice can support local reform efforts by centering on pedagogy and designing a program around teacher questions and concerns....

Urban Sites Focus on Reform Issues
By Art Peterson
The National Writing Project 2004 Urban Sites Conference presented participants with both exhilarating and disheartening snapshots of the condition of urban education approaching the middle of the decade....

Whose Core Is It?
By Christina Puntel
Bilingual elementary school teacher Christina Puntel describes the challenges of adjusting to a city–mandated "core curriculum" that prescribes content structure and student performance standards for the entire year....

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