Red Cedar Writing Project | The Great American Read

Jul 31, 2018

WKAR participates in the Red Cedar Writing Project!

The Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) is Michigan State University's site of the National Writing Project. The cornerstone of the project is a four-week Summer Institute (SI) in which teachers focus on becoming more effective writers, teachers of writing, and teacher leaders.

WKAR Director of Education Robin Pizzo, joined the project to inspire and encourage teachers through the magic of books. During the session, Pizzo shared best practices incorporating literacy in teaching and how teachers can join The Great American Read campaign.

The Great American Read is an eight-part series, hosted by Meredith Vieira, that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

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