LIWP November Notes

Writing & the English Language Learner

Award winning ENL (formerly ESL) teacher Barbara Suter is our guest blogger this month. Barbara discusses the challenges ENL students face and the recent changes in the law regarding their instruction. Don't miss this post and join the discussion! http://longislandwritingproject.weebly.com/liwp-guest-blogger-of-the-month

A Nerdy November!

The major literacy event for Long Island is coming in just a few days- nErD Camp LI! Teachers, coaches, administrators, authors, and illustrators will come together to talk all things reading and writing. Several LIWP members are planning on presenting. We would love to see you there!

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 8:30-2:30

Place: Willets Road School, Rosyln Heights


Students are invited to an author meet and greet from 2:30-3:30. Be sure to spread the word to your students!

The Long Island Writing Project

A PROFESSIONAL HOME FOR LONG ISLAND TEACHERS, GRADES K THROUGH COLLEGE, WHO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COLLABORATION & VALUE THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF WRITING.

LIWP Guest Bloggers Wanted!

We are grateful to Victoria Alessi, our October blogger and Barbra Suter, our November blogger. We would love to hear YOUR voice! Would you consider writing a blog post for our site, connected to the teaching of writing? Please email Kathy Sokolowski at mrs.sokolowski@gmail.com if you are interested in blogging for the LIWP.

"Friday Writes" Writing Group- This Friday, November 6th

All are welcome to come share your writing and provide feedback and support to other teachers/writers in the LIWP. Meetings will be held at 359 Hazelhurst Avenue, on the Nassau Community College Campus in Garden City. Meetings will take place from 4pm- 7pm. Please email Heidi Atlas at heidisatlas@gmail.com if you will be attending.

National Day of Writing- October 20th

There were so many beautiful and exciting posts about the power of writing! Check out LIWP Director Darshna Katwala's padlet and her students answers about why they write: http://linkis.com/padlet.com/reading00/ZAbjj Then click on the link below to see Kevin Hodgson's National Writing Project iAnthology!

Reminder: Please send in your updated membership form and dues!

You can access the form here: http://longislandwritingproject.weebly.com/membership.html or email Darshna Katwala for a digital copy of the form. Dues are $20 and will help us as we continue to support teachers of writing in the Long Island area.