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TEACHER WORKSfall-2016-dotsHOPS!


Happy fall, everyone!  We have some great workshops for teachers who want to improve, completely redesign or just tweak their teaching of writing so that instruction engages students and also incorporates critical essentials of the Common Core State Standards.  We want our students to Roel Vivitlove writing too!

A. Reading and Writing to Multiple Sources (K-2) Fri., Oct. 14, 2016

B. Reading and Writing to Multiple Source (Gr. 3-9) Fri., Oct. 21, 2016

C. Shakespeare for Everyone (Gr. 6+)) Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 (a.m. only)

D. Understanding Reading & Writing on the PARCC (Gr. 3-8) Fri., Nov. 4, 2016

E. Going Beyond Writing Process to Writer’s Craft (Gr. 4+) Fri., Dec. 2, 2016

Click here for registration form for Workshops A and B.   reading-and-writing-to-multiple-sources-flyer-k-2-3-oct-14-and-21-2016

Click here for registration form for Workshops C-E. fall-2016-workshops-c-e-registration-flyer-3



2017 Scholastic Writing Program       

For the 8th year, the Chicago Area Writing Project will serve as the Chicago area affiliate for the Scholastic Art and Writing program.  In its 94 years of existence, this prestigious program has awarIMG_1194ded such noteworthy authors: Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Ken Burns (as teenagers!).  Registration opens Sept. 14 and closes Dec. 2, 2016.  Check www.artandwriting.org for more information and samples of student writing in each category.  Click here to see regional submission guidelines scholastic-2017-writing-categories-and-preparation-directions


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 .  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 38 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-2016-2017