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Kids WritingWelcome 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.


Upcoming Event

With Different Eyes 2014


The UCLA Writing Project and UCLA Center X invite you to the 24th annual With Different Eyes Conference.
As always, we focus on access and equity for all students, with English learners center stage. And we define English learners broadly: newcomers to the United States, long-term English learners, speakers of African American English and speakers of indigenous languages.

Rooted in a social justice stance and aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), our conference poses questions and sheds light on the joys and challenges of teaching and learning in urban classrooms 2014.

Sampling of Workshops for Teachers and Administrators K-University

  • Introductions: ELD Standards Meet The Common Core 
  • Critical Media Literacy: Engaging English Learners through Analyzing and Creating Media
  • How Speaking and Writing Advance Mathematical Thinking

  • Making Writing Public: Amplifying Student Voices through Digital Writing, Collaborating & Publishing Tools

  • Drawing on Art to Begin Discussions about History

  • Engaging with Complex Texts: Multicultural Non-Fiction

  • Nuturing Academic Excellence in Boys of Color

  • Graffiti Art as Gateway to College-Level Analysis and Argument

  • Talk Moves: Supporting Science Conversations

  • Reading and Writing Workshop in the Elementary Classroom


>> Click here for a list of Concurrent Workshop Descriptions.

 Keynote Speaker Reyna Grande

Conference Fee

Fee: $90 / Early Bird Fee: $75 – due by October 24, 2014
Conference fee includes parking, continental breakfast and lunch.
Note: Schools can use SIG and Core Waiver funds for teacher registration.

>> Click here for more information.

>> Click here for Early Bird registration.


>> Click for the conference flyer as a pdf.



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