For 39 years, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project at the University of New Orleans has been a site of the National Writing Project, an organization dedicated to improving writing and the teaching of writing throughout the Greater New Orleans area and the nation. We achieve our goals through teacher collaboration, inquiry into best practices, 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

Take Me There

Ari Zeiger | October 5, 2015

Yesterday, I buckled in for one of those “I’ve put this off as long as possible, and it’s either now or never” grading sessions. This is the worst way to respond to student writing. When grading this way, I fall into the trap of seeing the stack of essays as so much front-yard grass to Read More

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Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016


We suggest over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works, as well as encourage them to voice their opinions about the issues they care about most.

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"Probably nothing we do as teachers has as much impact on students’ learning as the way we respond to their writing."

Don't Be Cruel


Unwarranted praise of student writing is counterproductive, but too much negativity is far more damaging.

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National Writing Project

Tune in to Teachers Teaching Teachers tonight for a discussion on Letters to the Next President 2.0. Writing Project and KQED staff will visit with teachers from around the US to talk about ways to engage and connect students around political issues that matter to them in the upcoming presidential election. #2nextprez http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

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Write the World


Writing Assignment: Friendship Narrative

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