Participants in the IWP Summer Leadership Institute spent a day at the Museum Campus in Chicago writing and sharing.
In a recent conversation with middle school literature teachers about curriculum revision, the conversation moved from content to instructional practice. I suggested that our curriculum needed to include enough flexibility to be used in classrooms that implemented a workshop model. In fact, I went so far as to say that it would be my hope that over the course of the next five years, we would see more teachers move to a workshop model rather than the traditional approach, which [...]
Welcome to the official blog of The Illinois Writing Project! This blog is a collaborative effort of members of the IWP leadership team and participants in our workshops and events. You will see posts on a variety of subjects from teacher-developed and tested lessons on teaching writing and book reviews to members’ thoughts about the current state of writing instruction and our own writing. We hope you find our blog to be thought-provoking and informative. For more information about the [...]