Are you struggling to help your students find their voices?
Your students have their own voices, their own stories, their own joy and heartache they need to share — to make their communities a better place, to connect with the world, to heal. As a teacher, it is our duty to help our students see their own voices, to build their confidence, to provide them with the tools they need, and the space to be heard. We must listen. We must share. We must empower.
But we can’t do this alone.
Growing Invisible Voices: Learn How to Empower Hidden Young Writers in Your Classroom will help you learn and teach:
- Why it’s important for young people to write
- How to encourage young writers
- Why building relationships is important
- How to build a class culture that’s conducive to writing
- Why building a revision system is crucial
- How to encourage students to value revising
- Why writing every day is non-negotiable
- How to provide meaningful feedback
We are partnering with teachers to seek those kids who aren’t polished writers, who aren’t the yearbook editor or newspaper reporter, who don’t already blog or write in a journal. These writers might be hidden inside a boisterous football player, or a sullen computer geek. They might be hidden inside the exuberant cheerleader or the quiet Wattpad reader. By partnering with us and seeking these gifted young writers, we can open a new world for them — and for us.
Join our membership to download your Growing Invisible Voices book, additional resources to help you teach writing, and to enter your students into the 2018 Invisible Young Voices Writing Contest. Membership is $20 per year for one teacher and includes entries for all students in your classes.
Your membership includes:
- All our teaching hidden writers resources
- One year of updates and additional resources
- Connections with other writing teachers
- Advice as you need it from Oklahoma Writing Project teacher consultants
- OKLAHOMA TEACHERS: Entry into our annual Young Writers Contest for ALL your students
Your students have stories to tell. They just need you to give them the space, teach them that they can, and believe that they should!
Still not sure? See what my students have said:
I’ve learned that I have an ability that’s a lot bigger than myself. It’s a gift, and it’s the gift of writing. It’s something I’ve never even thought about. That’s why it surprised me so much to be doing so well in here… So this was a big deal to me.”
— a junior
I cannot even explain how much your feedback process has helped my writing. I love that you don’t just slap a grade on it and be done. You actually give suggestions and help me fix my writing and turn it back in to see how much I improved my grade, and I’m really thankful for that. I think it’s helped a lot that it’s not just you grading my paper. I get to look at it and evaluate it for myself and even make corrections, so I’m actually learning and growing as a writer.”
— a sophomore
If now is not the right time, join our free Invisible Young Voices email list for updates and free resources.