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.
With books by Maria de la Luz Reyes
More details: Supporting English Learners Flyer
With Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee
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In our Summer Institute, we will:
Dates: June 18-July 19, 2018 Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:00 pm
More details and to apply: Summer Insitute Flier and Registration Form
Deadline to apply: May 12, 2018
The San Marcos Writing Project is pleased to offer a new summer workshop for new teachers, including those who just completed the credential program. Participants will learn effective writing strategies aligned with the ELA/ELD standards that will increase student engagement and autonomy. Participants will deepen their knowledge of and become comfortable with the philosophy, pedagogy, and implementation of a writing process approach in their elementary, middle and high school classrooms.
The San Marcos Writing Project is pleased to offer a 3 day institute for 6-12 teachers about effective argument writing. The three days will include research based strategies and curriculum that aim to improve students’ ability to write arguments based on what they’ve read. Participants will receive multiday lesson plans, texts, formative assessment tools, annotated student samples and other curricular resources to use in their classrooms that easily adapt to existing curriculum.
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Learn more about the College Ready Writers Institute
The San Marcos Writing Project is pleased to offer a new summer workshop. Participants will deepen their knowledge of and become comfortable with the philosophy, pedagogy, and implementation of a writing workshop in their elementary and middle school classroom. Since all students are reading and writing at their own level during workshop teaching, the very design makes this format especially amenable to differentiation. Participants will learn the essential methods, tools and principles to guide you as you implement a writing workshop approach.
Learn more about the Writing Workshop for All Students
The San Marcos Writing Project is pleased to offer five sessions to collaborate and align the skills, knowledge and ability students need in writing to meet California ELA and ELD State standards and to make a successful transition from high school to higher education and to the world of work. High school teachers and college faculty will meet and discuss the topic of the day.
More details and to apply: Preparing College Writers Flier and Registration Form
Space is limited - please register soon!
El Camino High School, Room D201
June 11-15, 2018
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Highland Ranch Elementary School
Students entering grades 2-6
July 16-20, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm