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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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Personal Narrative, Revised
In this inspirational book, LaMay shows readers how to transform classrooms and schools into places where youth can explore the intersection between literacy and their lives. This book is the culmination of a literacy curriculum that the author and her high school students wrote dialogically, beginning with their attempt to define love. More ›

Untangling Urban Middle School Reform
This book examines the experience of one school's resistance to the deficit model of education and how it represents the overall story of urban school reform. Highlighting the consequences of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in literacy, the author weighs the perspectives of teachers, National Writing Project consultants, and administrators. More ›

You Gotta BE the Book
This award-winning book continues to resonate with teachers and inspire their teaching because it focuses on the joy of reading and how it can engage and even transform readers. In a time of next generation standards that emphasize higher-order strategies, text complexity, and the reading of nonfiction, You Gotta BE the Book continues to help teachers meet new challenges including those of increasing cultural diversity. More ›

Teaching Outside the Box But Inside the Standards
This book illustrates how a dialogical approach to practice will enable teachers to meet the needs of today's diverse student population within a standardized curriculum. More ›

Assessing Students' Digital Writing
This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations that developed into protocols for assessing students' digital writing. More ›

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