GNOWP SI 2016



38th Invitational Summer Institutes

The Greater New Orleans Writing Project presents the 38th annual Summer Institutes: The 2016 Invitational Summer Institute & The College Ready Writer’s Program.

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Mermaids, Goats, and Moses Malone

Ari Zeiger | February 23, 2016

To start class today (à la Nancie Atwell), I brought in this lyrical vignette by Mary Oliver where she writes oh-so tenderly about her dog Ben. The last few lines of her sketch are as follows: “Ben. Joyful Ben. Because of his joyfulness, my own is increased. It is no small gift. So, perhaps it’s Read More

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Call for Editorial Cartoon Submissions.

Sarah DeBacher | November 6, 2015

“The Scholastic Writing Awards are introducing a new category for 2016 – Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. The Editorial Cartoon category celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the students who Read More

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Monster Wars!

Sarah DeBacher | October 29, 2015

In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d share this SUPER FUN writing activity called “Monster Wars.”* Writing! Coloring! Monsters! Reflection! This assignment is scarily good. While my writers are college freshmen, you could easily do Monster Wars with writers at all grade levels. The Monster Wars activity is designed to show students just Read More

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"The need to teach both music theory and string theory is a necessity for the U.S. economy to continue as the preeminent leader in technological innovation."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stem-education-is-vital-but-not-at-the-expense-of-the-humanities/

STEM Education Is Vital--But Not at the Expense of the Humanities

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Politicians trying to dump humanities education will hobble our economy

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"Children need to see themselves reflected in books"--Carla Hayden. ALL children!

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"Children need to see themselves reflected in books," Carla Hayden tells arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown. The new head of The Library of Congress talks about her favorite book as a child and more: http://to.pbs.org/2cARna8

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"Ultimately, the 5-paragraph essay fails as warranted practice because templates eradicate all the decisions writer make, and students are simply practicing how to be compliant—not to be writers."

https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/how-the-5-paragraph-essay-fails-as-warranted-practice/

How the 5-Paragraph Essay Fails as Warranted Practice

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At the core of John Dewey’s pragmatism and progressivism is Dewey’s contrarian view of “scientific”—the warranted assertion [1]. For Dewey, and in the context of teaching an…

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