Registration Now Open for Fall 2014 Young Writers’ Workshops at GMU

About the Saturday Workshops The Northern Virginia Writing Project provides one-day writing workshops for interested students and motivated writers in grades 5-12 in the fall and 4-12 in the spring. ...

The Privilege of Writing: A Look Inside the NVWP’s Young Writers’ Workshops

For almost 24 years, The Northern Virginia Writing Project has worked with young writers through our Student Summer Institute and our Saturday Workshop Series.  Aimed at interested students and motivated ...

Online Publications of NVWP Teacher Consultants

One of the basic principles of the Writing Project is that to teach writing well, teachers of writing must write. We are teachers who write and writers who teach.  Our ...

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Fiction Techniques: From the Archives of the Journal of the Virginia Writing Project

By Mark Farrington, NVWP TC Ed. note: The following is an article ...

Where Research Meets Practice: The 2014 Leading to Well Being Conference

By Norma Coto, NVWP TC On Friday, April 11, 2014, MasonLeads and ...

Save the Dates: Fall Young Writers’ Workshops

Save the Dates! November 1 and November 15th , Young Writers and ...

10 Reasons We Love Penny Kittle

On March 29th, 200 teachers from throughout Northern Virginia gathered on a ...

The Four Pillars of My Professional Life

by Donald R. Gallehr, Director Emeritus Northern Virginia Writing Project  In looking ...

Update: Good news for the CFPA Creative Writing Program!

Thanks to the hard work and support of so many people, the ...

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Final Details for 2014 Student Summer Institute

July 2014 Dear Student and Parents, We’re excited that you’ll be joining us for the 2014 Northern Virginia Writing Project Student Summer Institute, held on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. (For directions to the university, consult the George Mason website at www.gmu.edu or the attached map.) In this post, we are including a […]

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Student Summer Institute Schedule

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9am-9:20am Large Group Meeting: Brief Orientation for Families Focused Freewriting Introductions Grade level grouping Assignment of log-keeper Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting Announcements Interest Group Selections Assignment of log-keeper Base group introductions Teacher Skit Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting Announcements Assignment of log-keeper Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting […]

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Call for Blog Posts from Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care

The peer-reviewed blog “Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care” is interested in your thinking about authentic writing and issues of advocacy related to teaching and learning writing. Recent posts include parent narratives about supporting young writers at home, teacher insight about best practices in grammar instruction, and discussion about how standardized testing impacts writing in […]

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3-Day Summer Young Writers’ Workshop in the Shenandoah Valley

June 25, 26, & 27, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Shenandoah University Project Write, Inc., formerly the Northern Virginia Writing Project in the Valley, is pleased to announce our annual summer writing workshop featuring three full days at Shenandoah University in the Brandt Student Center.  This awesome program offers a unique experience for our young writers.  […]

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Final Details for 2014 Language and Learning Conference

Dear Colleagues in Teaching and Learning, We are so very excited that so many of you will be joining with us this Saturday for the Northern Virginia Writing Project’s annual Language and Learning conference!  Below you will find the itinerary for the day from  the conference program and a map of George Mason University.  (We […]

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