Each year, the Northern Nevada Writing Project sponsors a very special professional development experience for a small group of Nevada's best teachers. The result of the work these specially-invited teachers do together becomes a new print resource that is shared among our teachers in Northern Nevada.
Our Northern Nevada administrators can order school or department sets of these print resources by simply agreeing to reimburse the NNWP the cost it takes us to print and bind the guides.
Outside of Northern Nevada, any teacher, trainer, or administrator can order copies of these resources. Prices and information for ordering are listed below. The Northern Nevada Writing Project is a not-for-profit organization. All monies received from this page's sales go to pay for the creation of future resources for teachers.
To order any publication on this page, please contact Kim Cuevas at (775) 784-1161; you may leave a voice mail message and your calls will be returned. Price includes UPS ground shipping in the continental U.S. Shipping will be calculated for other orders.
"This is a thoughtful and logical series of lessons which help classroom teachers integrate the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing into their teaching of writing and thinking. Kudos to the NNWP for funding and promoting this resource."
—Robin Russell, Maryland teacher
Our #1 Best-Selling Guide: 194 pages of innovative lessons, resources, and ideas from over two-dozen NNWP consultants who successfully give their 2nd-12th grade students ownership of 6 trait language. This guide contains examples and lessons from primary and upper elementary classrooms, as well as middle and high school classrooms. Check out our on-line 6 Traits Homepage at WritingFix for several free resources from this guide.
Thirty-six trait-focused writing lessons designed by Kindergarten and1st grade teachers
"Thanks so much for the Six by Six: Traits Writing for Little Writers book. I am so excited! I have struggled with how to make those traits make sense to little writers for five years now. Thanks for this help!"
—Gretchen Shipp-Hemmert, Nevada teacher
Our #2 Best-Selling Guide: Thirty-six writing lessons (six lessons for each of the six traits...six by six) contained on this guide's 158 pages. During 2008, this print resource was created by a dozen kindergarten and first grade teachers working together, determined to find a way to bring trait language to their students and classrooms.
Check out our on-line 6 Traits and Primary Writers Page at WritingFix for access to six free lessons from this guide.
Authentically teaching and assessing narrative writing to students
"Our number one goal in creating this guide was to help teachers better understand how trait-scoring can be applied to their narrative units and lessons. Without practicing formative assessment techniques during writing instruction, teachers cannot individualize instruction based on students' needs."
—Corbett Harrison, Coordinator of "Show Me Your Story" Project
Our Newest Guide: The lessons and student samples are included in this guide were specifically tailored to help Nevada 3rd-5th grade teachers working collaboratively to improve their narrative writing instruction. We absolutely believe the resources in the guide would help teachers in other grades and other states hone their own narrative instructional skills as well. The guide contains sixteen complete lessons, dozens of student samples scored using trait-based narrative rubrics, and dozens of samples designed to promote student discussion at the deep cognitive levels expected from our new Common Core State Standards.
You can sneak preview many of this guide's resources at WritingFix's Narrative Writing Homepage.
"Like all the NNWP guides, Going Deep with Compare and Contrast Thinking takes abstract thinking and embeds it in highly practical lessons that teachers of all grade levels and content areas can use instantly. I have never seen books so jam-packed with fun lessons that animate learning and promote student engagement. But what makes these books so special is that they are created and refined by the same teachers and students who use them. The NNWP has created an engine for learning and curriculum development we can call learn from."
—Barry Lane, author, The Reviser's Toolbox and 51 Wacky We-Search Reports
For Writing Across the Curriculum: This guide contains 144 pages of techniques and resources from thirteen Northern Nevada teachers and consultants who studied and applied the research of Robert Marzano into their classrooms. Kindergarten through high school ideas and examples, representing history, math, language arts, and science are included in this publication.
Check out our on-line Compare and Contrast Resource Page at WritingFix to find several free resources from this guide.
"Our school was struggling to find common strategies that we could all agree upon when we committed to improving literacy instruction in every classroom. Your Reading in the Content Areas Guide gave us just what we needed. Thank you, NNWP!"
—Nancy Stewart, Florida teacher
134 pages of techniques and resources from five NNWP consultants who have adapted reading comprehension techniques to work with informational texts for their classrooms. This guide contains examples and lessons from both upper elementary and secondary classrooms. It is used during all of the NNWP's literacy initiatives and workshops for teachers.