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Filled with insights on writing and the teaching of writing, NWP books and other publications stimulate innovative thinking about classroom practice, professional development for teachers of writing, and much more.

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Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom: The Digital Media + Learning Research Hub Report Series on Connected Learning
This new collection published by the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub, was edited by a group of National Writing Project educators and takes examples of practice that teachers have shared online—at the NWP Digital Is website—and curates them into a larger collection. This collection, unique in its focus on in-school work, explores the principles of Connected Learning woven throughout classroom work and practices. More ›

Writing Instruction That Works: Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms
Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works—by Arthur N. Applebee and Judith A. Langer—answers the following questions: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in today's secondary schools. More ›

Reading in a Participatory Culture
This book crosses the divide between digital literacies and traditional print culture to engage a generation of students who can read with a book in one hand and a mouse in the other. More ›

A Critical Inquiry Framework for K–12 Teachers
Vivid portraits of K–12 classrooms illustrate how teachers used a human rights framework to engage students in critical inquiry of relevant social issues, such as immigration rights, religious tolerance, racial equality, and more. More ›

Real World Writing for Secondary Students
Describes a writing workshop for ethnically and linguistically diverse high school students, where students receive instruction on specific genre features of the college admission essay. More ›

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