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Playfic: A free tool for creating text-based, choose your own adventure stories

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Playfic is a tool for creating text-based, choose your own adventure stories. Playfic is based on Inform7 which use "if, then" logic to allow anyone to create their stories. When authors plan and write their stories they can include multiple paths for readers to pursue as they progress through their stories. Readers navigate through the stories by entering directional commands such as "go north" and "go south."


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Grateful160 Keeps Your Self Esteem High by Building a Daily Journal of Happiness

Grateful160 Keeps Your Self Esteem High by Building a Daily Journal of Happiness | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
We've all had bad days, bad weeks, or bad months where it just seems like you're in a moody rut you can't escape.
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6-Traits Resources: Online Class: Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits

6-Traits Resources: Online Class: Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

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.

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Down the Rabbit Hole Part II: Building Memories Day By Day

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Here’s where we left off (way back in March) at the end of Down the Rabbit Hole—Part I: Now, I’ve also heard teachers tell me this (“…to help students conceptualize the trait of ideas is to think of ideas as memories.”) is all great for students whose lives outside of school are filled with activities, friends, and meaningful interactions with parents. What about the students whose lives, at least in terms of experiences, happen mainly while they are at school?
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55 Interesting Ways to Support Writing in the Classroom

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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

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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

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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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Fun Writing Games for Kids - Free Activities, Resources & Practice Exercises Online

Fun Writing Games for Kids - Free Activities, Resources & Practice Exercises Online | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Check out these fun writing games for kids. Enjoy a range of free activities, resources and practice exercises related to writing letters, stories, newspapers, debates, advertising and instructions.

 

The games are perfect for challenging students who enjoy interactive learning online. Find a topic that suits you and improve your English by completing as many of the educational challenges as you can.


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Web Writing Advice, Strategy and Tips for Everyone

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We communicate what we do, what we’re qualified to do and even who we are through the digital medium. Content Strategist Stephanie McGrath covers tips and tricks for writing for the web.


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6-Traits Resources Digital Magazine: Follow Us and Help Spread the Word?

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Click this tag: 6-traits to see all traits related resources!

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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

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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

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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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Interested in an Online Graduate Course in the 6-Traits?

UW-Stout: EDUC 654 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits | 3 graduate credits | Online Professional Development for Teachers | NCATE Accredited 8 week 100% online class |