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Here's a fine story from the teaching trenches. See how one teacher accidently got out of the way long enough for a troubled student to write himself into a new understanding of self.
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Because we have to be back at school this summer during the second week of August this upcoming year, Dena and I created/finalized an August Writer's Notebook…
More good ideas from Corbett Harrison!
Lesson Title: "All About Me" Paragraph - Grade 5 Writing
Topic/Focus Area: Using Advance Organizers:"6-Traits Writing Worksheets" & "The 10-Point Writing Checklist"
Voice Lessons: Here's an archive of lesson plans designed to teach voice in writing!
Tabatha shared several centos that she had found while reading THE GREAT GATSBY. A cento is a poem created with the words of another author. You might have missed that she followed up on Saturday with this digital cento -- a poem created by editing a video of a commencement speech by Steve Jobs.
RT @frankisibberson: Reading: Mentor Texts for Digital Poetry Writing by @MaryLeeHahn #digitalmentors http://t.co/8nljb406...
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Education Northwest has compiled this vast array of lesson plans that any teacher for any grade level will find useful.
Organized around the traits and grade level a teacher can search and find a lesson specific to their students' needs.
What are the needs of your students? Once you have assessed the writing needs of your students, you should be able to narrow the writing areas (traits) that they need to improve.
6 trait writing ties in seamlessly to the Common Core standards. You can improve literacy outcomes by teaching writing strategies with the six traits.
Soldid resources and ideas for primary teachers working with the 6-traits
My name is Jodie Black, and I’m talking only to kindergarten teachers here! Are you a kindergarten teacher? Do the children in your cla ssroom write? Do you feel you understand what appropriate expectations for kindergarten writing are? Do you feel confident about your writing instruction? I didn’t always, but I’m getting there. Here are some ideas that might help you. If you think like I do, maybe some information at this location will be helpful to you. Below, you will find three of my beliefs about the teaching of writing:
Students work with authors and editors to develop writing skills. Favorite authors give tips and tricks for biography, descriptive writing, folktales, mystery, myths, journalism, poetry, speech writing, and book reviews.
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What a great way to teach word choice and voice!
This topic was suggested during a discussion on Word Choice in my Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits online class.
I had some fun running down these resources. I'm not sure how they might play for the current generation of kids in the seats who may not be Seinfeld fans. Not many will know who J.Peterman is. That's why I tried so hard to find the right video example of word choice and voice!