National Writing Project

Assignments Matter: Creating Engaging Writing Assignments

Date: September 21, 2017

Summary: Listen as teacher-consultants from around the network discuss the relationship between the quality of writing assignments and the quality of writing that students produce, and share the impacts of their own work collaborating with the Literacy Design Collaborative and NWP's Assignments Matter initiative to design creative, engaging writing tasks.


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Tanya Baker, Director of National Programs at the National Writing Project:

Kids will write up to the opportunities you give them. You have to have really cognitively challenging and interesting tasks for kids to be able to produce cognitively challenging and interesting ideas to write about."

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