Greetings! This is now an older version of a C3WP website. You can find the current NWP College, Career and Community Writers Program website by following this link:

The College, Career, and Community Writers Program 
answers the contemporary call for respectful argumentative discourse.  
The instructional resources help teachers and students read critically
explore multiple points of view, and finally take a stand on important issues.

Resources Update

We are happy to share the new Upper Elementary Instructional Resource Guide is live! 

The organization of the resource guide remains the same as before only now it links to the newest version of resources. 

What's New: Organizing Arguments is live!

Up Next: We hope to have the Writing for Change resource available soon.

C3WP Program Design Principles

Professional Development 
Intensive and embedded teacher-to-teacher PD to support classroom instruction in the teaching of argument writing

Instructional Resources
A year-long arc of intentionally sequenced instructional resources that support students’ developing skills in writing arguments

Formative Assessment
A variety of easy-to-use formative assessment tools that help teachers determine what their students can do and where to focus next instructional steps

C3WP Instructional Resources Design Principles

Each Resource:
  • Focuses on a specific set of skills or practices in argument writing that build over the course of an academic year
  • Provides text sets that represent multiple perspectives on a single topic, beyond pro and con
  • Engages students in iterative reading and writing practices that build knowledge about a conversation focused on a single topic
  • Supports the writing of recursive claims that emerge and evolve through the reading and writing process
  • Supports students in creating intentional organizational structures that are designed to advance the argument, not based on formulas (e.g. five-paragraph theme)
  • Provides formative assessment opportunities embedded in classroom practice and professional conversations that identify areas of strength and inform next steps for teaching and learning