National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 8, No. 5, 2003

Con Respeto, I am Not Richard Rodriguez
By Norma Mota-Altman
Bilingual teacher Norma Mota–Altman recounts her experience as a Spanish–speaking child in school and explains why "English only" policies exact too high a price from English language learners and their families....

A Roll Call of National Writing Project Sites
By NWP Staff
As part of the ongoing 30th anniversary celebration, The Voice offers a set of milestones in NWP history, listing which new sites were founded year by year....

Applications for Continued Funding are Online
By NWP Staff

Apply Now for Special-Focus Network Minigrants
By NWP Staff

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff

Changes Ahead for The Voice and The Quarterly
By NWP Staff
Among other changes, both The Quarterly and The Voice will look toward a greater mix of articles and will focus more on practicality....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
Executive Director Richard Sterling shares early memories of NWP and Jim Gray, and describes the organization's goals for the year....

Expressing Our Gratitude to our Voice Contributors
By NWP Staff
NWP offers appreciation to those who made the 2003 lineup possible....

Head to Tale: The NWP Writing Retreat Participant
By Rebecca Dierking
In early August, the NWP Professional Writing Retreat established an east coast beachhead at the Whispering Pines Conference Center at Kingston, Rhode Island....

In Fond Memory of Jo Fyfe

LETSWork Institute Participating Writing Project Sites
By NWP Staff
The Voice lists those writing projects that participated in the LETSWork Institute in June 2003....

Looking at Student and Teacher Work Collaboratively
By Pamela Brown
Collaborative examination of student work samples and teacher assignments using a variety of protocols was the centerpiece of the June 2003 LETSWork Institute for the 32 teacher-consultants who participated....

NWP a Big Draw at National Education Events
By NWP Staff
The NWP participated in two prominent national education events, the National Book Festival in Washington, D....

NWP Funds Local Research Studies
By Linda Friedrich, Paul LeMahieu
In August, the National Writing Project launched the Local Site Research Initiative with the announcement of awards to six sites....

NWP National Program Leaders
By NWP Staff
The NWP National Program Leaders met in September, 2003, in Berkeley, California....

NWP Sites and Directors, New and Renewed
By Art Peterson
In an ongoing series, The Voice profiles directors of new writing project sites....

NWP Speaks: 30 Years of Writing Project Voices
By Sheridan Blau, Marlene Carter, Linda Clifton, Don Gallehr, Bernadette Glaze, Richard L. Graves, James Gray, Marjorie Kaiser, Judith Moore Kelly, Miles Myers, Liz Stephens, Bob Tierney
In the first of a five-part "oral history" of the National Writing Project, people who were there at the beginning recount their experiences....

Our Writing Lives: A Book Fanatic - That's Me
By Eva Guilliot
Eva Guilliot offers a little test to determine if you are a book fanatic....

Tell Your Story on Capitol Hill at the 2004 NWP Spring Meeting
By NWP Staff

The E-Anthology: A Catalyst for Professional Writing?
By Shirley Brown
How can the E-Anthology, established to encourage teachers to write about their summer institute experiences, share classroom practices, and discuss key issues in education, include more professional writing as a platform for discussion?....

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