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


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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How One English Professor Plans to Turn Melania Trump Into a Teachable Moment

Terri Coleman, an adjunct at Dillard University, says the apparent plagiarism by the wife of the Republican nominee will make it onto her syllabus.

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Greater New Orleans Writing Project shared Inside Higher Ed's post.

Inside Higher Ed

The essay form is still the best way for students to think hard on the page, but it should involve inquiry-based learning, evidence-rich analysis and process work -- not formulae, write Gwen Hyman and Martha Schulman (essay).

Jul 20th 7:23pm • No Comments

Effusive gratitude to Ashley Teamer and Gina Ferrara for their SI visits yesterday. Ashley guided us in using drawing as a collection strategy for original writing; Gina invited us to explore Mary Oliver's Dog Songs, a collection of poetry, as inspiration for our pieces on living things. #writertowriter #coachnotjudge

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Greater New Orleans Writing Project shared Letters to the Next President 2.0's photo.

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Today’s political climate, often characterized as polarized and divisive, can impact the way we teach debate and media literacy. Join us for a conversation with #medialiteracy educators on helping students stay critical but open-minded, and adopt habits of inquiry in the age of the 24-hour news cycle

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