During a T&W program, students work closely with a professional writer. The T&W writer exposes students to literary work by diverse classic and contemporary authors, teaching students literary elements and methods for expressing their experiences and ideas in writing. Students experiment with a variety of genres and work through every stage of the writer’s process.
T&W offers professional development workshops for school teachers and administrators. Workshops focus on teaching writing in specific genres, to meet specific students’ needs (e.g., English language learners), or in a cross-disciplinary context. Workshops are led by professional writers and tailored to each school’s needs.
Express yourself! T&W partners with other organizations to offer writing workshops for young people and adults. These programs are fun, challenging, and driven by the needs of the participants, whether they are 7, 17, or 77. Recent workshop participants have included parents of students involved in T&W residencies, young adult cancer survivors, and visually impaired teenagers.
Every T&W writer has been trained in the Common Core Learning Standards. T&W has a 45-year history of teaching writing across the content areas, building students’ speaking, listening, and language skills as they make meaningful connections with non-ELA content.