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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.


Summer Workshops

Improving Students' Analytical Writing -- Grades 6-12

A four day workshop for middle and secondary teachers

June 20 - 23, 2016, 9am - 3pm

Instructors: Heidi Bowton, Marlene Carter, Norma Mota-Altman, Kate Hicks, and Jason Torres-Rangel

Join us in a collaborative workshop that focuses on the strategies and lessons teachers can use to help students become college and career ready readers and writers.  We will share lessons and strategies for teaching students the kind of issue based writing required for the UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam and other college tasks, including the Early Assessment Program (EAP).

Through a hands-on, collaborative, discussion-based approach, teachers will:

  • Learn specific strategies to strengthen students’ college and career-ready writing skills, especially for non-fiction and issue-based writing
  • Gain new ideas for technology integration around writing
  • Learn how to better support EL and LTEL students
  • Make relevant connections to the Common Core & ELD Standards.
  • Leave this workshop with real ways to improve students' writing for all disciplines

Cost: $400

Click here for more information about this workshop.

Improving Students' Analytical Writing Workshop Flyer

Student Workshops

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Writing in the Middle

A two-week writing workshop for students entering 7th & 8th grades. July 11-22, 2016

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UCLA Center X
1320 Moore Hall, Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
(310) 825-4910