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Welcome to theChippewa River Writing Project
The Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP) is a site of the National Writing Project (NWP) at Central Michigan University supported by our College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Education and Human Services.
Our goal is to improve the teaching and learning of writing in Michigan’s schools and local communities by connecting CMU faculty and local teachers through outreach activities and professional development.

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Current Happenings

Archive of previous years' works

CRWP Resources

News from CRWP

Chippewa River Writing Project

CRWP Teachers as Writers Blog
CRWP Teachers as Writers
  • The College, Career, and Community Writers Program in the Middle School Feb 5, 2018
    The middle school animal is a breed of its own.  Those who work with students in lower or higher grades look at middle-schoolers and shudder.  One can almost hear the audible ‘Ughhhh’ accompanying that shudder.  Middle-s...
  • Write With Them; Write For Them: The Power of Teacher-Created Mentor Texts Jan 16, 2018
    In the April 2014 edition of Educational Leadership, renowned reading and writing teacher Kelly Gallagher writes about the power of mentor texts and how teachers can use them to help students improve their writing.  The article, entitled &ldq...
  • Why You Should Do a Writing Institute Nov 7, 2017
    Thunder rolled.  The lightning stuck.  And I woke up 40 minutes before my alarm was set to go off.  Woke up widely with the same giddiness I feel upon waking on a party/big event day, or a painting/redecorating my house day, or new-...

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