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High School Writing Centers Resource Website
Here's the new HSWC Website!
Secondary School Writing Center Association
OUR NATIONAL ORGANIZATION! FOUNDED JANUARY 2018!
IST's Literacy Lab
IST's Literacy Lab - a great example of a "sustainable, student-staffed and managed learning center."
Writing Centers on Pinterest!
Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12
Though primarily written for post-secondary writing center personnel, the article may help secondary educators.
National Writing Project Writing Center Resource Page
A collection of resources for those interested in creating a student-staffed writing center in schools and colleges.
The Secondary School Writing Center: A Place to Build Confident, Competent Writers
A wonderful article by three wonderful writing center women.
The Age of Student-Staffed Writing Centers
An article by Principal Dave Goldfarb supporting high school writing centers.
Middle School Writing Center
The Ashford Middle School writing center, developed with ideas from the Connecticut Writing Project at Storrs, provides middle s
Launching a High School Writing Center
Peggy Silva writes about her experience in 2004.
Writers, Coaches, Leaders
How Being a Middle School Writing Tutor Impacted our High School Experiences
Book Review: A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers by Catherine Oriani
A review by former president of the Northeastern Writing Centers Association (pp 67 - 69)
The Writing Room at Hartford Public High School.
An article highlighting the tutorials at Hartford Public High School.
National Writing Project Book Review: A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12
Reviewed by Stephen Gordon of the Boston Writing Project.
No Grades, Just the ABCs of Writing
Another informative newspaper article about the new the Minnetonka High School Writing Center.
Opening the Door to Discourse: Cooperation, Authority, and the Inner-City High School Writing Center
A Praxis article by Alaina Feltenberger focusing on making high school writing centers a reality
"How to Start a Great Writing Center"
An interview with Dr. Rich Kent by Edutopia's David Cutler.
National Writing Project Radio Discussion about High School WCenters
Listen in to this hour-long discussion on high school writing centers. EXCELLENT!
The Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association: Legitimizing and Sustaining the Work of Secondary School Writing Centers
Fabulous article about the impact of CAPTA.
Writing Centers and copy-editing
A straightforward piece by Professor Patricia Roberts-Miller on why we don't copyedit papers in the writing center .
A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12, Revised (2017) by Richard Kent
A conversational book with many 21st century WCenter resources.
The Successful High School Writing Center
A must-read for teachers and administrators thinking about or running WCenters.
The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring, 2/E by Paula Gillespie & Neal Lerner
A wonderful book by two writing center stars. Formerly titled the Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring.
A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, Ben Rafoth, Editor
The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors by Christina Murphy & Steve Sherwood
The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors by Leigh Ryan & Lisa Zimmerelli
ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors
Noise From The Writing Center by Elizabeth Boquet
Free open access copy online
Intersections: Theory-Practice in the Writing Center edited by Joan A. Mullin & Ray Wallace
The Center Will Hold by Michael Pemberyon
The Writing Center Director's Resource Book edited by Christina Murphy and Byron Stay
A fine collection of articles by writing center professionals.
The Politics of Writing Centers, Jane Nelson & Kathy Evertz, Eds.
2002 IWCA Book Award!
Weaving Knowledge Together: Writing Centers and Collaboration
edited by Carol Peterson Haviland, Maria Notarangelo, Lene Whitley-Putz, & Thia Wolf
Wiring the Writing Center
edited by Eric Hobson
Writing Centers and Writing Across the Curriculum Programs
edited by Robert W. Barnett & Jacob S. Blummer
Informative books that are great reads from the National Writing Project
Need to study more about writing? NWP authors provide critical resources.
The High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One
An important book ... a 1989 classic…available for free!
The Ecology of Peer Tutoring: Perspectives of Students in One High School Writing Center by Cynthia Dean
A doctoral dissertation study of the transitions high school students made as students and as tutors in a writing center.
"They're All Writers": Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center
“They're All Writers” will help teachers explore the power of writing centers in elementary school classrooms...
Studio C @ Albemarle HS (VA)
Here's a busy high school writing center… and check out the languages Studio C tutors work in.
What Happens at the Writing Center?
A terrific video from Minnetonka HS describing WCenter services.
Crescent Valley High School Writing Center
A new high school writing center in Corvallis, Oregon
The Shaker High School Writing Center (NY)
You'll love the videos throughout this website. Welcome, SHS WCenter!
Skyline Writing Center (MI)
A fabulous high school writing center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Secondary WCenter Sourcebook
prepared by Dr. Beth Burmester, Georgia State University, a terrific resource....
The Idea of a Writing Center
Foundational read from NCTE's College English
A Writing Center in Every Fairfax County Secondary School Proposal
A well-crafted proposal for district-wide WCenters
Writing Center Course Syllabus for Edison Writing Center
Developed by Amber Jensen, Advanced Composition is a course syllabus for writing center tutors at Edison High School (VA)
Tutoring in Skyline Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Written by Jeffrey Austin, this chapter is from the Skyline Writing Center Tutor's Manual.
826 Boston Peer Tutoring Training Manual
Here's a draft of 826 Boston's training manual.
Foxcroft Academy Writing Center Presentation 2016
A model PowerPoint presentation for a conference presentation
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal
WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship
A forum for exchanging ideas and information about writing centers in high schools, colleges, and universities.
The Writing Center Journal
The Dangling Modifier
An international newsletter by and for peer tutors in writing
WAC, CAC, and Writing Centers in Secondary Education
The Clearing House (Volume 80, Issue 2, November 2006)
International Writing Centers Association
European Writing Centers Association
Forum: International Writing Centers Association Discussions
A wide range of topics discussed...
UMaine Resource Portaportal on Writing & the Teaching of Writing
A Portaportal with many links to various writing websites.
The Writing Centers Research Project
NCTE's Statement on Writing Centers
A very useful statement for those in the process of creating a WCenter.
Write Away & Write Right: Podcasts on Writing from Texas A&M
A great resource for high school students as they think about university-level writing. A good resource for high school faculty.
Nince students from the University of Aukland discussing reference issues.
Video: Advertising a High School Writing Center
Nokomis HS Writing Center YouTube Ad
Writing Center Promotional Video
For the Saint Michael's College Writing Center...
Online Resources II
Writing Resources from the National Writing Project
A brilliant collection of articles on a wide range of writing topics.
IWCA Handouts Resource
This wiki has a wide variety of post-secondary WCenter handouts--secondary folks will find the resources informational.
The Peer Tutor Alumni Research Project
Developed by Harvey Kail, Paul Gillespie, and Bradley Hughes.
Handouts for Your Writing Center
UNC writing center's handout page includes a wide variety of resources you may find helpful for your high school center.
The Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project
How does tutoring in university WCenters influence the tutors? AN INCREDIBLE RESEARCH PROJECT!
Anoka High School Writing Center
Video Ad Highlighting WCenter Services.
THE EVOLUTION OF UW-MADISON’S WRITING CENTER ONLINE: A WAYBACK LOOK by Brad Hughes
The story of working online for 20+ years at Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Video: No One Writes Alone--Peer Review in the Classroom, a Guide for Students
A 6-minute instructional video from MIT.
Writing Center Blogs Across America
Here's a growing list from "The Write Attitude": The Official Blog of the SJSU Writing Center
Online Resources III
Middle school & high school tutors, let's hear from you!
Western Illinois University Writing Center's entertaining look at WCenter myths.
Virginia Tech Writing Center's comical look at a student on a deadline....
Virginia Tech Writing Center's Dashiell wants to be MADE into a better writer!
Secondary Writing Centers Wiki
This wiki is a collaborative website that serves as central place for us to post notices and share resources.
The Effective Writing Center at University of Maryland University College
Webcast from CCCC of the Effective Writing Center's Online Services at University of Maryland University College
Video: Advertising Your WCenter on YouTube
A rap advertising J. R. Tucker High School's Writing Center
Writing Center Podcasts from UW-Madison
Podcasts covering Writing in Practice, Theory and Research, and services offered by UW Madison Writing Center.
Video: Tutoring Students with Disabilities, a discussion
Four college-aged tutors discuss tutoring students with disabilities.
All you ever wanted to know about the conventions of writing.
Secondary WCenter Websites
Richard Montgomery High School Writing Center
Granite Bay High School Peer Tutoring Center
Students teaching students in Granite Bay, California
Snowden Writing Center Blog
The Blog of the Snowden-Calderwood Writing Center
The Writeous Writing Center
Hampden Academy's writing center in Maine.
The Write Place
Berwick Area High School Writing Center began in 2011.
Lincoln High School WCenter Blog
The LHS Writing Center Blog is the virtual space for anything and everything related to writing.
Herndon Writing Center Blog
Here's the Herndon HS Writing Center Blog
Hendon Writing Center Videos
Here are several entertaining videos from the Herndon WC
Peters Township Middle School Writing Lab
A middle school writing lab directed by one of Ben Rafoth's former students, Renee Brown. The students built the website!
Secondary WCenters Websites II
Mountain Home High School, East Mountain Home, ID
Writing Centers: More Than Remediation
An interview with Jennifer Wells.
A city partners with selected high schools: Building a Community of Writers...
Flathead High School Writing Center
A collaboative writing partnership between Tuscon high schools and the University of Arizona
Edison High School Writing Center
A high school writing center in Alexandria, VA
Liberty Center HS WCenter
A writing center in Liberty Center, Ohio!
Lincoln High School Writing Center, Oregon
The Lincoln Writing Center is a free academic-support center, designed to enhance the writing skills of every student in every s
Edison HS Writing Center Blog
A terrific high school writing center website… a very active writing center!
VIDEO AD: What Is A Writing Center - Berlin High WC
Video ad about high school writing center services.
Hoover Center for Writing
Berkeley Preparatory School's Writing Center. Check out the blog on the bottom of the page.
Lawrence High School Writing Lab Video
LHS Writing Lab tutors visit the younger grades to help out grade schoolers.
Algonquin Regional High School Writing Center
A well-organized writing center in Massachusetts!
Secondary WCenters Websites III
HathawayBrown Writing Center
The Osborne Writing Center
New Canaan High School WCenter
A faculty-staffed writing center. Terrific Resources. New Canaan, CT
Portaportal for German Secondary Schools
Gerd Braeuer has created a Portaportal for German secondary school teachers.
Overview of what's happening with writing centers within WriteBoston.
Writers Room Program; Montclair, New Jersey
Writing Coaches in the schools...!
Minnetonka HS Writing Center
Check out the WCenter's videos! Wonderful!
The Writin' Titan Writing Center
El Paso--Gridley (IL) Middle School's student-staffed Writing Center
Tupelo Press Peer Writing Center
The Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center began in the spring of 2013 with a conversation about opportunities for teen writers in Cha
The Waterford School Writing Center
The Writing Center offers individual consultation on written work from any class, by appointment or on a drop-in basis.
Robinson Secondary School Writing Center
The Writing Center at Robinson Secondary School is a member of the Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association....
The Writers' Block
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY
The Amity Writing Center (CT)
The Amity Regional High School (CT) is a school of 1600 students and employs both students and teachers as tutors in its writing
Secondary WCenters Websites IV
White Bear Lake Area HS (MN)
White Bear Lake Area HS has 2500 students. Check out their introductory video.
Skyline High School Writing Center
The Skyline Writing Center is perhaps the most comprehensive high school writing center website in America!
The Scribe, Renaissance High School's Writing Center
RHS has both face-to-face sessions and online tutorials.
Windward School: Studio for Writing & Rhetoric
Windward peer tutors guide and support students through the writing process...
Major League Writing Day!
Mattawan High School Writing Center sponsors a day of writing for middle schoolers
Noble High School Writing Center (ME)
Noble High is in southern Maine. The WC opened in 2008.
Eagle Writing Center
Abilene High School writing center (TX).
Shaker Writing Center
Here's Shaker Heights High School's brand new writing center! CONGRATS!
Foxcroft Academy Writing Center
Founded in 2016, the Foxcroft Academy Writing center is in north-central Maine.
Doherty High School Writing Center (CO)
Here's a new writing center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Check out their Twitter account!
CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WRITING CENTER
As a facet of the Learning Commons concept, the Writing Center is a student-centered point of service designed to aid students a
Training Student Staffers (plus syllabi)
You may have to access this FB site through your own FB account and "like." A Facebook Group for all WCenter tutors.
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing
Maine High School Writing Center Conference
Each year, high school students and staff members gather to share ideas. The conference is sponsored by the Maine Writing Projec
High School Writing Tutor Conference
North Virginia Writing Tutors Lead the Way: The High School Writing Tutor Conference
COWLLC is a micro-regional organization for schools interested in promoting literacy through peer tutoring ...
Course Syllabus for Training Student Staffers
Amber Jensen shared her course syllabus from Edison High School in VA
ESL Writers in the Writing Center References (APA)
A terrific resource from IWCA online!
A Weblog by The University Center for Writing-based Learning
A wide array of useful posts for writing center personnel
Bay City Central High School WC Tutor Training Guide
Here's a 13-page tutor training guide that may offer you some suggestions for your own.
The Task: A Guide for Tutors in the Rutgers University Writing Centers
The task of tutoring is covered well in this thoughtful handbook for tutors.
826 Boston Tutor Training Manual
Here's a draft of 826 Boston's training manual.
Foxcroft Academy Syllabus for WCenter Course
Here's the outline of a semester-long course for tutors.
Algonquin HS Writing Center Syllabus
Here's the syllabus for the new writing center at Algonquin Regional High School
Algonquin RHS Writing Center Syllabus & Info Letter
Algonquin RHS Writing Center Syllabus II
Revere High School Writing Center Syllabus
Here's a 3-week tutor-training syllabus from Massachusetts.
University WCenter Websites
Washington State University Writing Center
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
A model site...
KU Writing Center
Texas A&M--University Writing Center
A wide range of very useful links...
University of Richmond
What a resource for all writers!
University of North Carolina Writing Center
Many great resources....
UConn Writing Center
Great university site...
Rutgers Writers House
An amazing 21st Century approach to writing and English education. Such a program is what our secondary students will seek out!
Rutgers Writers House
Writing Centers in the Community
Salt Lake City Community College Writing Center
Salt Lake City Community College has provided a brilliant model!
The Bureau of Fearless Ideas
826 Valencia: The Writing Center
The first of the 826 Community Writing Centers--in San Francisco
826 National is a family of seven nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18...
The Telling Room
The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing program in Portland, Maine, dedicated to young writers and storytellers between the ages
Rutgers Writers House
AMAZING program at Rutgers University....
826 Writers' Room
The Writers' Room is dedicated to supporting students at O’Bryant High School.