National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 6, No. 2, 2001

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff
Find out your colleagues' latest awards and publications....

Dates to Remember
By NWP Staff
Upcoming meetings and events of interest to the NWP community....

Day 9: Learning My Students' Names
By Randy Koch
Poetry from Randy Koch, a teacher-consultant from the South Texas Writing Project in Laredo, Texas....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
An update from Executive Director Richard Sterling....

Enter: The Madwoman
By Joan Melberger
Virginia teacher Joan Melberger shares the results of a freewriting exercise and takes the reader through four metaphorical phases of the writing process—from madwoman to architect to carpenter to judge....

In Memoriam: Dan Sheridan
By Jan Jelliff
NWP honors the life and work of Dan Sheridan, the founder and first director of the Red River Valley Writing Project in Grand Forks, North Dakota....

Jump the Track
By Jane Hancock
Hancock recounts how her ostensibly low-performing students managed to hold their own when held to a higher standard, despite bureaucratic efforts to the contrary....

Language Lessons
By Libbie Morley
Poetry from Libbie Morley, a teacher-consultant with the Bluegrass Writing Project at the University of Kentucky in Lexington....

Literature for my Classroom: What's Out There?
By Ed Osterman
Teachers at the New York City Writing Project compiled an annotated bibliography of fiction and nonfiction, with suggested activities and related resources....

Looking "Behind the Scenes" at Book Publishing
By Ed Osterman
Ed Osterman describes the process of putting together Literature for My Classroom: What's Out There?....

NAEP/NWP Study Shows Link Between Assignments, Better Student Writing
By Art Peterson
A recent study by NWP and National Assessment of Educational Progress suggests that the quality of a student's writing may have a lot to do with the quality of the assignment....

NWP Annual Review Unearths Gems
By NWP Staff
A collection of quotes taken from this year's annual site reports....

NWP Directors to Gather in Colorado
By NWP Staff
The Annual NWP Directors retreat offers directors and co-directors a chance to learn from each other and discuss the issues and challenges of running writing project a site....

NWP is Online @ www.writingproject.org
By Christina Cantrill
The new and improved National Writing Project Web site features an online tour of NWP, links to NWP publications, resources for teachers and site leaders, information about national projects and upcoming events, and much more....

NWP Urban Sites Conference Approaches
By NWP Staff
Members of the Urban Sites Network and other interested educators will gather at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April 27-28, 2001, to share their knowledge, expertise, and leadership in promoting exemplary instruction of writing in urban classrooms....

NWP Welcomes Eight New Sites
By NWP Staff
A list of eight new writing project sites, and an overview of the application process....

Our Writing Lives: How I Evolved as a Writer
By Richard Hartwell
A literacy autobiography from Richard Hartwell recounts how the initial disappointment of an ill-received short-story lead to the discovery of reading, and ultimately the the discovery of his own voice....

Rural Voices Radio Launches Three New Pieces
By Laura Paradise
Teacher coordinators from Hawai`i, Maine, and Mississippi gathered on the UC Berkeley campus to produce an eight-minute CD that will be used to introduce the new Rural Voices Radio programs....

Site Lines: Helping Teachers Thrive
By Ian Boulton
Site Lines is your forum to explore issues, re-create your experiences, and offer your insights on site leadership....

Sowing Seeds for the Future: Outreach at the Maryland Writing Project
By Christina Dushel
A description of how the Maryland Writing Project successfully used redeemable "coupons" to increase enrollment in their workshops and inservice programs....

The Limitations of Partnership
By GibAnn Tam
Developing relationships with schools and districts is often a slow and intricate process....

You've Got E-Voice!
By Lisa Howard
NWP has created E-Voice, an email newsletter, to increase the distribution of news and resources to the NWP community....

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