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For the past several years, PhilWP has partnered with the Independence National Historical Park  to offer a two-week summer program for students in grades 9-12, giving them the opportunity to explore the history of their city, think critically about American history, and use their experiences to inspire their writing and art.  In addition, the partnership provided an opportunity for middle-school...
  crwp.jpeg The goal of this College Ready Writers Program resource is to support students as they explore audience and purpose for their letter, gather information from multiple texts, and write and edit a complete draft. Can be taught in 4-5 days. Also includes a set of texts about the issue of addiction.
Arguing for the Sake of Argument:  Logic in Student Writing By Mary Lou Nagy Background   “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Teaching writing this year felt like a perpetual case of whiplash as I careened from my reluctant writers in Intermediate Composition to my college bound juniors and seniors in Advanced Composition. Keeping students engaged in...
The Digital Writing and Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin provided a look at an assignment from rhetoric instructor Noel Radley whose students used the online multimedia program Animoto and their own images taken around campus to communicate a compelling idea a day after a gunman killed himself on campus Sept. 27, 2010. The students connected the TED video by Nic Marks, The Happy...
Students aren't always sure what the issues are.  So it's hard to enter into a discussion if you don't even know what people are talking about.  To get them to start thinking about what might be important issues to them and to begin to clarify their views, I had them complete an issues survey.  1. A lot of the research and composition my students do in my classes is based on their own inquiry. ...