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.
The 2nd UCLA Writing Project-Korea Daily Writing Competition
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The UCLA Writing Project-Korea Daily Essay Competition is an essay writing event hosted by UCLA and co-sponsored by the UCLA Writing Project and the Korea Daily. This competition is an excellent opportunity for students from grades 3-12 to develop and hone their writing skills in a wonderful academic setting. No need for students to enter a test situation where everyone sits in silence, receives a writing topic, an amount of time, then “ready, set, start!” Rather, UCLA Writing Project teachers will create a rich environment for students to read an engaging text, talk about it with peers and teacher, then begin drafting. We expect that participating students will enjoy this literacy experience and grow as writers in the process. See www.leadership-prep.com for more details.
Access The Writer In You: A Conference for Young Authors and Illustrators
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
We are co-sponsoring with Access Books a conference for young authors and illustrators. Students will enjoy a keynote speaker and participate in concurrent workshops. Funds raised will go toward purchasing books for school libraries. See http://www.accessbooks.net/index.php?/news/story/writers-conference to register.
Lake Arrowhead Young Writers Retreat
Thursday, March 20 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Teachers and their young high school writers write together for four days at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.
For 28 years our Young Writers Retreat has welcomed high school writers and teachers to hone their craft. We invite you to enhance your stylistic repertoire, try your hand at new types of writing, see what happens when you “audition” your words as you revise. Over the years so many students have told us this was the best week end of their lives! Join us for four days of writing, sharing, publishing—and great fun!