Writing Project Overview
Welcome to the UCLA Writing Project, a site of the California Writing Project and National Writing Project since 1977. We work with teachers of all disciplines and levels, helping them not only to expand their repertoires as teachers but also as writers. We believe that all -- teachers and students --can become good writers and experience the satisfaction of capturing thoughts in just the right words.
As you navigate our website, you'll see programs that range from a focus on enhancing the abilities of English learners, to assessing student writing, differentiating instruction and leveraging the particular talents Los Angeles area students bring to the classroom.
Summer Young Writers 2013
Grades 4-8 Young Writers Program
Young Writers - July 15th - August 2nd
We are excited to offer the Young Writers program again as part of the UCLA Young Scholars offerings. The Summer Young Writers program for students entering grades 4 - 8 will be a three week program from July 15th - August 2nd, 2013. The program will be held at John Muir Elementary School in Santa Monica. Read more...
High School Summer Young Writers Programs
Writing before College - July 8 - 19th
- for students entering grades 9 - 12
In this two-week workshop you’ll read engaging university-level materials and write responses to them. You’ll learn how to organize, develop and refine your writing, and how to create your own academic voice. Read more...
Writing the College Application Personal Statement - July 22 - 26
- for students entering 12th grade
In this one-week workshop, you’ll try your hand at a variety of application topics, explore the role of style (not just what you say but how you say it), and analyze sample personal statements. Read more...
Workshops for Elementary Teachers
Complementing the Common Core: Teaching Our Youngest Learners (PreK-5) to Write Deeply
July 8 - 12, 2013, 9am - 3pm
The teaching of writing to your particular students is the centerpiece of this one-week workshop. We will pinpoint the strengths that students bring--and collaborate to build a rich repertoire of teaching strategies. Read more...
Workshops for Secondary Teachers
Improving Students' Academic Writing -- Grades 9-12
June 24 - 27, 2013, 9am - 3pm
+ 3 academic year Saturday meetings TBA
What strategies can teachers use to prepare students for college level reading and writing? Join us in a collaborative workshop that focuses on the type of issue-based writing required for the UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam and other college tasks. Read more...
Teaching the College Application Personal Narrative - Plus
July 18 - 19, 2013, 9am - 3pm
Help coach students to write personal narratives that will emphasize their strengths. We’ll explore what makes a good personal essay, what to avoid, how to help students through the toughest part– finding just the right focus– and ultimately, how to polish the essays and showcase students’ personalities on paper. Read more...
Workshops for K-12 Teachers
Teaching Writing and the Common Core Standards (K-12)
July 22-24, 2013 | 9am - 3pm
Join us for a series of workshops that focus on strategies to help your students grow as writers and on how the richness of our new Standards can propel even better teaching and learning. Read more...
Writing Project Summer Invitational - Become a Writing Project Fellow (K-12)
June 24 - July 18, 2013
We welcome K-12, community college and university teachers who are eager to demonstrate successful teaching practices and to expand repertoires in a collegial setting. Fine tune teaching of good writing, develop presentation and coaching skills, experience professional renewal, consider the social just backdrop of schooling.
Click here for a flyer about the Summer Invitational. Applications for the Invitational were due March 15th and are no longer being accepted.
With Different Eyes Conference, November 2, 2012
The 22nd annual With Different Eyes Conference was held on November 3, 2012. Classroom colleagues K-university engaged us in hands-on workshops demonstrating practices successful with their own English learners across the disciplines. See the 2012 Conference Program for the range of workshops that will be available.
With Different Eyes 2012 Conference Program