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Writing & teaching resources

teacher teachingTeaching demonstrations

During the Invitational Summer Institute, participants present literacy lessons.  These lessons cover a multitude of techniques for using artwork, drawing, music, and model texts as forms of prewriting and writing to learn, as well as ideas for improving reading comprehension. These teaching demonstrations may be accessed through the invitational summer institute participants pages or through the demonstration topics index. See also these expanded demonstrations.

Other resources

30 ideas for teaching writing

The ideas shared in this booklet come from the classrooms of 32 National Writing Project teachers and are intended to help students become more proficient writers and take more pleasure in writing.

Podcasts: Breaking the Barriers of the 5-Paragraph Essay

MWP Advisory Board member Micki St. Sauver and MWP Director Emerita Muriel Thompson have teamed up to create two podcasts on academic writing: Breaking the Barriers of the 5-Paragraph Essay and Writing Effective Conclusions through the Use of Mentor Texts.

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