Internet Links for Teachers and Administrators

Local Writing Resources

  • phren-Z  is a quarterly online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing Santa Cruz writers. Click here
  • WomenCare Writing Circle for Women with Cancer Click here
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz Young Writer’s Contest Click here
  • ALLIES: a website for PVUSD middle and high school teachers involved in a CCWP project on the CCSS and writing Click here
  • The UCSC Department of Education Click here
  • The UCSC Writing Program Click here

Writing Project Resources

  • The California Writing Project: Because writing matters, the California Writing Project supports teachers and students, schools and districts with a model of professional development that has a forty-year track record of success and effectiveness. Click here
  • National Writing Project: The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. Click here
  • E-Voice:  the National Writing Project’s bi-monthly email newsletter that provides news updates, links to articles of interest to writing teachers, and other information about the NWP community. Click here
  • Connected Learning: A network of resources for blending writing, technology, making and the Maker Movement, and play and the arts has developed over the past several years, with active participation by CCWP Fellows Click here

Government Resources

  • California Dept of Education: California Common Core State Standards.Click here
  • Adolescent Literacy Toolkit: Developed by the CCSSO to encourage and prepare content-area teachers to embed literacy strategies into their discipline-specific instruction. Click here
  • Common Core State Standards:  Home page for ELA.  Click here
  • Library of Congress, Teaching modules using primary sources Click here