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Literacy and Arts


Learning Literacy Through the Arts!

The San Marcos Writing Project (SMWP) is one of 190 sites of the National Writing Project (17 in California), which is a professional development network of teachers whose goal is to improve student-writing achievement by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation's schools.

The writing project is a resource for teachers and school districts. During the school year, writing project teachers can also provide professional development workshops for other teachers in their schools and communities. We host Open Institutes around relevant topics for two weeks in the summer or two to three day workshops during the school year. We also host Young Writer's Camps for two weeks in the summer at school sites around North San Diego County for students in grades two through eight.

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Literacy and the Arts Resources and Bibliographies for Educators

Please note: These are “Live” bibliographies and will be updated. If you have suggestions for resources that could be added, email Laurie Stowell at