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These lessons read the poetry and explore themes, dynamics of the poems and information about the authors.
I'm a third grade teacher and love it!! Come check out my blog The Sweet Life of Third Grade: http://mrsestblog.blogspot.com Audrey is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and...
Mentor texts are the natural way to combine writing and reading instruction.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal provides insight into her new word play book. Chronicle Books offers a giveaway of the book to one reader who comments on this post.
Mentor Texts are a natural way to blend reading and writing instruction.
Today Deb Gaby and I finished leading the third day of a three-day Foundations of Writing Workshop training. At the end, we asked for reflections.
Learn to teach and assess writing with the 6-Traits of writing (voice, ideas, word choice, organization, sentence fluency and conventions). Learn to use the 6-Traits with the writing process to teach revision strategies. Help learners meet higher standards and improve test scores.
I love teaching this course. This summer we'll work with great teachers from around the world to better understand how the writing process and the 6 traits work together to create a powerfull writing/reading workshop in any classroom.
The course will give you more than a year's worth of ideas and new resources. Great for license renewal, and teacher spirit renewal!
Bryan Hutchinson: I love quotes about writing.
Below each quote is the name and blog link to the blogger who provided the quote. Special thanks to everyone who provided a quote. I added click-to-tweet to most quotes, but some were too long to be tweetable.
Slick Write is a free tool that checks your writing for potential stylistic mistakes and other features of interest. Whether you're a blogger, novelist, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level. Curious? Try a quick demo, or enter your own text in the editor tab. After submitting, four more tabs will appear at the top of the screen:
Lots of feedback! Goes way beyond the traditional spell/grammar check. A great revision tool.
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This reflection was written by Cynthia Rice, an educator and writer living on Prince Edward Island in Canada. She captures the arc of her experience during my online class: Teaching and Assessing Writing with the Six Traits. This touching story says so much about the the teaching spirit, that's why I asked Cindy to share it here.
Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.
Blogs are a quick way to publication for your students. This is a prime way to power up your writing process.
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
Expository writing is an increasingly important skill for elementary, middle, and high school students to master. This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.
Using systems that break the writing process into steps helps guide students through to a first draft. Guidance builds confidece. Well worth a visit and possible wide scale use in your classroom.
In 2006, after looking over our still-growing collection of on-line lessons, we asked ourselves, "What would make these lessons even more useable to teachers?" The answer we kept coming back to was "Student samples."
We set this long-term goal for ourselves: "By 2011, let's provide a range of student samples for every lesson and prompt featured at this website."
WritingFix is currently in the process of finding these samples. We started by collecting samples from Nevada teachers (which is where WritingFix began), but soon we began receiving e-mailed samples from all over the U.S.A. Now the entire globe has represented.
Any teacher who is thinking about submitting a student sample for possible publication should read the information provided on this page.
To post any student's piece of writing, you need to be a member of our Online Student Publishing Group at our site-sponsored Ning. Join today!
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence. (RT @cota_meza: Consejos de escritor C. S. Lewis: Letters of Note: C.
photo of T by Mary McHenry Back in January, I wrote a rambling, terribly earnest post titled How Does a Child REALLY Learn to Write? That post generated a slew of thoughtful and heartfelt comments.
Excellent thoughts on the process of writing, and what not to stress as your students progress.
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!
Creative writing is hard. Like, really, really hard. While I can bang out an academic paper in no time at all, I find myself agonizing over the keyboard for hours just to churn out a couple measly pages. Oftentimes, I find that the hardest part of creative writing is just starting the story.
5 clever ways to get the writing juice flowing.
Slightly weird, but I can see how these ideas would make the breakthrough.
Articles and excerpts based on Reflect and Write: 270 Poems and Photographs to Inspire Writing by Elizabeth Guy and Hank Kellner.
Luci Tapahonso is the author of several collections of poetry, including A Radiant Curve andBlue Horses Rush In.
Video prompts sound like an effective idea. All I'd add is to make a prompt optional. If a young writer already has a topic in mind, let them run with it.
Lots of vids to use as writing prompts with kids. Many are movie trailers. They are accompanied by questions to tease out kids' thoughts on topics.
Eight tips to make your dialogue writing successful.
Larry Feriazzo: Here’s a interesting infographic from Kaplan on “How To Teach English.” The bonus is that, along with the infographic, they published this comment from my co-author and colleague, Katie Hull Sypnieski:
Katie Hull Sypnieski, co-author of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels, said: In our ESL classes my teaching partner, Larry Ferlazzo, and I use international celebrities to increase engagement with our students. We also use celebrities in our lessons on developing successful life skills. In these lessons, we focus on the non-cognitive traits of celebrities such as self-control, taking personal responsibility, and having grit.
Today’s writing prompts are inspired by poetry but that doesn’t mean they have to inspire a poem. Use them to write anything you want; a short story, a blog post, a journal entry, or a freewrite. You might even try writing a song, keeping in mind that song lyrics are a type of poetry in their own right.
Many students begin news articles with who, what, where, when.....boring. Help the reader know why they should care. Respect the audience by creating meaning and giving insight.
Here are posters for all 6 traits, plus Presentation. Links lead to trait speciific articles on my Scoop.it Magazine.
Retired NNWP Consultant and friend of WritingFix, Joe Elcano, loves to tell the story of his son writing an strongly-opinionated essay about Barry Bonds taking the national home run record. The teacher required Joe's son to share his essay in class with his writing response group; the three members of the group gave a little feedback, but not as much as the writer was hoping for. At home, Joe encouraged his son to polish up the essay once more time, and then post it on a national sports blog for feedback. Within twenty-four hours, the essay received hundreds of responses. Some comments were--of course--unintelligent disagreements, but Joe had prepared his son that this would probably happen. Many of the responses were thoughtful and helpful, even from readers who disagreed with Joe's son's opinions. As Joe explains, "This was the most authentic writing task my son had ever experienced. Did he take writing the essay more seriously when he decided to publish it where thousands would see it? You bet he did."