The Chicago Area Writing Project (CAWP) is celebrating 34 years of helping teachers, schools and district improve literacy instruction for K-12 students. CAWP offers programs in writing, reading, emergent literacy, content area reading and writing, assessment and more.
Click the Programs tab above to find out about our offering for Teachers in 2012-2013. This year we are continuing with our workshops introducing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as advanced CCSS workshops, such as Teaching Text Complexity. We’ve got some great Saturday Seminars on connecting writing and technology, such as podcasts and voicethreads. Since Illinois students will be taking the ISAT tests for two more years, we will have one ISATurday session which will help new teachers become familiar with the extended response for the ISAT Reading test and will help veteran teacher find out how the ISAT will incorporate aspects of the Common Core this year.
If you’re a teacher of grades 7-12, consider having your student writers submit their work to the 2013 Scholastic Writing Program. This is our fourth year as the Chicago affiliate of this prestigious 90-year program. Look under Student Programs for more information.
If you would like to set up a program for your school, download our program list offerings and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get on our mailing list, just click the Contact Us link on the right. Hope to see you soon! – Barbara Kato, CAWP Director