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The Cal State Northridge Writing Project

"Writing today is not a frill for the few, but an essential skill for the many. "

-National Commission on Writing in America's Schools and Colleges


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Cal State Northridge Writing Project
Kathleen D. Rowlands, Director
Michael D. Eisner College of Education
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265

Welcome to the Cal State Northridge Writing Project

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We are an affiliate of the National Writing Project and one of sixteen sites of the California Writing Project. Teacher Consultants from the Cal State Northridge Writing Project work with teachers, schools, and local districts to improve student writing and learning. Download a copy of our brochure for an overview of the Cal State Northridge Writing Project and our programs, and share it with colleagues.


Improving Student Analytic Writing (ISAW): This is California's research-tested, Common Core aligned, program for improving students' academic/analytical reading and writing. We are offering a one day Open Institute on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9 until 3. Continental breakfast and all materials included. Download the Flyer HERE.

The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) for Middle School. Gain the knowledge and acquire the materials to teach the newly released ERWC modules for 7th and 8th grades by participating in the 3-day Open Insitute, February 25th, February 26th, and March 18th from 8:30 to 3. Breakfast, lunch, and all materials included. Download the Flyer HERE.

You've Got the Job! Now What? Preparing for Your First Year of Teaching. A morning workshop for ALL new teachers. Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9 until noon. Download flyer HERE.

Our work with schools and districts has included providing ISAW professional development for English teachers from the Green Dot Schools and training of the trainers sessions in disciplinary literacies and the California Common Core State Standards for the Fillmore Unified School Distruct, Lancaster High School, and several others. More information about in-service offerings HERE.

We are excited about the many opportunities to improve writing and the teaching of writing in our service area. Please email us if you have suggestions for our Web site, ideas about programs you would like to see come to the Cal State Northridge Writing Project, or if you would like us to add your contact information to our email list.

If you are a Teacher Consultant from another Writing Project and interested in working with us, please send us an email, giving your name, professional affiliation, and your home Writing Project.

Watch this web site for program updates.