– Join us for our Spring* Workshop –

Recognizing Proficiency in Curriculum-Based Writing:
NEW Benchmarks for Informative Writing

March 12 and 13, 2018 at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. 

Come and work with the Writing for Understanding writing benchmarks you have been asking for.
Any and all  K-12 educators welcome!

*If you missed this in the fall, here’s a second chance!


The Vermont Writing Collaborative is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a group of public school teachers. Our mission is to help all students become powerful thinkers, readers, and writers.

If you are new to Writing for Understanding, please check out Our Approach. We have a great collection of Projects and Resources to explore, Teacher Planners to download and use. If you are interested in more information you can purchase our book, Writing for Understanding.

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope…. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories…. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” 

Kofi Annan


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