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National Reading Initiative Projects

Past Projects

NRI Advancing Literacy: Expanding Our Offerings, Cohort Two

In 2009, nine writing project sites with a shared interest in providing high-quality professional development in reading to content area teachers participated in a summer institute to study, refine, and expand their professional development offerings for teachers across the curriculum in middle and high school. More ›

NRI Advancing Literacy: Expanding Our Offerings

In 2008, eight writing project sites with a shared interest in providing high-quality professional development in reading to content area teachers participated in a summer institute to study, refine, and expand their professional development offerings for teachers across the curriculum in middle and high school. More ›

NRI Advancing Literacy: Academic Vocabulary Development

In 2008 five writing project sites with an interest in academic vocabulary development and its impact on reading and writing participated in a summer institute to study, refine, and expand their knowledge and site capacity for professional development in this area. More ›

NRI Seed Sites Minigrants

In 2004, as part of the first phase of the National Reading Initiative, a cohort of twelve "seed" sites received minigrants of $4,000 to begin a local project or inquiry around reading comprehension and adolescent literacy. More ›

NRI Lead Sites Project

From 2002–2006, nine writing project sites with strong histories of professional development work in reading participated in a national learning community to study, refine, and expand their professional development models for working on reading with teachers in grades 4–12. Focused on informational and expository texts, this community of writing project sites continues to develop resources to be shared within the NWP network and the field at large. More ›


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