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Teachers and Administrators Resources

Teachers and Administrators Resources

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
  • Newsletter:  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

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



Classroom Resources: Activities for teaching

Writing Project Resources:

Places to publish students’ writing:

Teacher tools for curriculum and assessment:

Tools to use with students:

Online Projects/Representations

Poetry Resources

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