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NWP Connect Building Communities of Practice

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How are sites utilizing NWP Connect the National Writing Projects online social network to support enhance and develop communities of practice both online and face-to-face Join a conversation with several site leaders who are building Connect...
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Writing pros share poetry, prose

Writing pros share poetry, prose | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Professors may not have much grading to do during dead week, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t busy. The 1078 Gallery got a taste of some of Chico State’s own creative works Friday evening.
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Our Media | NWP Connect

Our Media | NWP Connect | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

NWP Connect: Building Communities of Practice


How are sites utilizing NWP Connect—the National Writing Project's online social network—to support, enhance, and develop communities of practice, both online and face-to-face? Join a conversation with several site leaders who are building Connect communities for their Summer Institute participants, for study groups, and for other kinds of professional learning opportunities.

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Writing Program Invites Competitive Applicants - SUNY Cortland

Writing Program Invites Competitive Applicants - SUNY Cortland | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

The Seven Valleys Writing Project (SVWP) will accept applications for its 2012 Summer Institute, a workshop seminar for all teachers across the region in all fields of study.


Applications for the competitive program are due Saturday, June 2, and an orientation session will be held Wednesday, May 16, at the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, located at 29 Tompkins St. The three-week institute will be held at Main Street SUNY Cortland, an extension facility the College operates at 9 Main St. in downtown Cortland, from Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 27.


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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Use Voicethread

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: So...You Wanna Use Voicethread | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

There are lots of tools that you can use to help kids collaborate and reflect. Blogs are a great example.


Podcasts are another. However, each can be daunting to set up and actually do.


That's why I love Voicethread.


What is Voicethread you ask?


It is a multimedia slideshow that allows users anywhere in the world to collaborate.

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Should Mamas Let Their Babies Grow up to Study Writing? Setting the Record Straight on What Writing Students Do, Part 2

Should Mamas Let Their Babies Grow up to Study Writing? Setting the Record Straight on What Writing Students Do, Part 2 | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
You'll find students who think the course is an easy "A." This group is usually disappointed; creative writing courses are much more work than they anticipate.
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Teachers told to correct just three spelling errors to boost confidence

Teachers told to correct just three spelling errors to boost confidence | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Teachers at a secondary school will put corrections on a maximum of three spelling mistakes for fear of damaging pupils’ self-esteem, an MP has...
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10 Evidence-based practices for teaching writing

10 Evidence-based practices for teaching writing | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Summarizing text: Explicitly teach students procedures for summarizing what they read. Summarization allows students to practice concise, clear writing to convey an accurate message of the main ideas in a text. Teaching summary writing can involve explicit strategies for producing effective summaries or gradual fading of models of a good summary as students become more proficient with the skill.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Shel Silverstein Stories Animated

Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Shel Silverstein Stories Animated | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

By Richard Byrne

 

"Last year I shared an animated video of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree. Yesterday, through an Open Culture post, I discovered eight more short animated versions of Shel Silverstein's works. The videos can be found on the Shel Silverstein Books channel on YouTube. I've embedded Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too! below."


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Digital Storytelling and the Common Core

A presentation connecting digital writing with standards-based assessments...

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You are very welcome dear Gust Mees :)
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55 Interesting Ways to Support Writing in the Classroom

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Slide Show

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Home | NWP Connect

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The E Anthology 2.0 has a new address, a new look, and many new possibilities. Although this new E Anthology 2.0 is intended primarily, as all the former E Anthologies were, for the TCs in summer institutes to share their writing, the E Anthology 2.0 is open to all the members of our national community.

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Barry Lane: Afraid of Love

Words and Music by Barry Lane

Inspired by the poem Xenophobia by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater


Performed by Barry Lane and Mrs Mestagh's 2nd grade class at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Rochester, Michigan.
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A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

These charts are posted here because I’ve received countless requests for them. Please note - the point of an anchor chart is to anchor the teaching and learning that is happening in your classroom, so they should be reflective of the work that you and your students are doing. Don’t feel obligated to use the same wording or even the same charts that I’ve shown here - these are just examples of charts that I’ve used and/or seen. Also, these charts come from a number of sources - professional books, workshops, curriculum documents, fellow teachers, and the need to solve a problem in the classroom! They will be updated as fast as I can get pictures taken and uploaded. With that said, please enjoy! :)

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Creative Writing Prompts

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Prompts can be a big help as story starters, or when you sit staring at the computer with nothing to write.


It happens.

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Google Docs X Organizing & Promoting the Writing Process

The History 2.0 Classroom: Google Docs X Organizing & Promoting the Writing Process | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Based on my experience using Google Docs for the past two years, I have come up with a strategy that I think may help anyone who plans on using Google Docs with students next year. The purpose of this strategy is two fold:


1. Stay Organized (both teacher & student)
2. Promote the writing process, revision & resubmission of work

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Foreign Languages - how to video tutorials

Foreign Languages - how to video tutorials | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This site has a wide range of videos which can help you learn a variety of languages from English to Vietnamese.


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Does my writing compute?

Does my writing compute? | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
A few years ago, my local school district invested in software designed to teach students better writing skills.


During my daughter's initial assignment using the software, her first draft earned a 5.9 out of 6. The tenth of a point deduction was for repeating a short phrase. Fair enough. She changed the wording — maybe four words — and her score inexplicably plummeted to a 4. She put the original wording back and her score rose by a couple tenths of a point. Then she spent the next three hours trying to figure out how to get her score back up and left the computer sobbing and declaring that she hated writing and school.

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