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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(2) 7-22

A new rendition of an old classic: The young writers program as a writing workshop

Laura Magalas & Thomas G. Ryan

pp. 7 - 22   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.001

Published online: June 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 293  |  Number of Download: 289


Abstract

The Young Writers Program (YWP) is the latest writing workshop to be developed for the classroom. It challenges students to choose a topic and write a novel-length piece based on that topic, without worrying about spelling or grammar. While the foundation of this philosophy is solid, the support and structure of the Young Writers Program website does not make up for the lack of structure and routine that is instrumental to the implementation and success of other writing workshops. Until it creates a framework that teachers can implement in their classroom, the Young Writers Program has very little direction and very few benefits when compared to other, more successful, writing workshops.

Keywords: Writing, elementary, communication


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Magalas, L. & Ryan, T.G. (2016). A new rendition of an old classic: The young writers program as a writing workshop. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), 7-22.

Harvard
Magalas, L. and Ryan, T. (2016). A new rendition of an old classic: The young writers program as a writing workshop. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), pp. 7-22.

Chicago 16th edition
Magalas, Laura and Thomas G. Ryan (2016). "A new rendition of an old classic: The young writers program as a writing workshop". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (2):7-22.

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