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For a registration form, click here.   Fall 2015 Workshop Calendar Registration Form-2 sided (v2)     Save money by registering by the early bird deadline (10 days before each workshop).

A.  Preparing for Reading and Writing on the PARCC (Gr. 3+) Fri., October 16, 2015

B. Responding to and Assessing Student Writing (All grades)  Fri., October 23, 2015

C.  Getting Started with Writing Workshop (K-8)  Co-sponsored by The Center for the Collaborative Classroom         Tue., Oct. 27, 2015

D.  Beginning Argument and Literary Analysis (Gr 5+)  Fri., Nov. 6, 2015

E.   Closer Reading for Deeper Learning (Gr. 6-12)   Fri., Nov. 13, 2015   With Featured Speaker: Carol Jago       Due to scheduling issues, this workshop has been rescheduled to Fri., Feb. 26, 2016.   Contact cawp@uic.edu for any questions.

F. Reading and Writing Narrative (K-8)  Co-sponsored by The Center for the Collaborative Classroom      Fri., Dec. 4, 2015

LOCATION for all workshops, unless otherwise indicated: UIC Campus – 1640 w. Roosevelt Rd., 6th floor, Chicago


FOR STUDENTS:  2016 Scholastic Writing Program       

This is the 93rd year of the Scholastic Art and Writing program.  Some past  IMG_1194winning authors (as teenagers!) are: Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Ken Burns!  If you are a teacher or student in grades 7-12, CAWP will be the Chicago regional affiliate of this prestigious program for the 7th year.    Click here for more information on how to submit writing.


If you’re interested in hearing  about CAWP workshops and classes for individual teachers, add your name and email to our mailing list by clicking Contact Us above.  Also, feel free to include the sessions/ topics that interest you in the comment section.  Hope to see you soon!

– Barbara Kato, CAWP Director


The Chicago Area Writing Project (CAWP) is celebrating 36 years of helping teachers, schools and district improve literacy instruction for K-12 students.   We are looking for schools, CPS networks and school districts who are interested in moving beyond cookie-cutter programs and want to invest in and build upon their teachers’ knowledge and expertise so their students are engaged and inspired to be lifelong readers and writers even as they prepare for standardized assessments.

CAWP offers professional development programs at your schools and in your districts in writing, reading, content area reading and writing, assessment including the PARCC and more. For school program ideas and prices, click here CAWP Program Price Sheet 2015-2016.      You can also go to the Program tab above and scroll down to School Programs.