Writing Resources

Following the Threads: Bringing Inquiry Research into the Classroom integrates several strands related to inquiry research. Historians, artists, and educators are interviewed about carrying out research, and teachers who regularly conduct projects,expeditions, and other student-centered research strategies discuss their work. Complete with lesson and unit suggestions and further resources, this book is a tapestry of ideas for teachers, woven from the work and wisdom of educators and artists who follow the threads of their own questions and their students’, bringing passion, depth, and authenticity to classroom teaching at any level.

[NWP logo] The National Writing Project's main web site —links to articles, information, conference information, research papers, and more.

Note the NWP Interactive fields. On the interactive site, you can post your writing to get comments, read other teacherís writing and comment yourself, and learn better how to use writing in your classroom.

[OWL logo] Purdue's Online Writing Laboratory Newsletter — handouts on writing and grammar, writing lab, and more

[Teachers & Writers Collaborative logo]Teachers & Writers Collaborative A web site with writers-in-the-schools programs, an online bookstore of writing books for teachers, and great links to people and organizations involved with teaching creative writing.

[Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators logo] Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators A place to learn about book publishing for the professional writing of teachers.

Youth Writing

[UW logo] "UW in the High School"enables high school teachers to offer UW courses at their schools, and their students can earn UW credit. Among the courses offered are English 111 Literature, English 131 Exposition, and Comparative Literature 240. For more information, contact UW in the High School at 206-616-0783 or

[UWEO logo] "High School Writers Workshop at UW Bothell" This workshop will offer students a chance to try their hands at poetry, short fiction and memoir and then to pursue a project in whatever genre most inspires them. With an emphasis on modeling and practicing the most important conventions of any writing-dialogue, setting, character, and plot/arc-teens will come away from this workshop with a deepened appreciation for literature and the tools to create their own. Prospective students should anticipate one on one attention, workshopping, free writing, lots of laughs, an environment of safety and trust, hard, creative work, and the production of a piece worth publishing in a class anthology!