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Listen and Write - Dictation

Listen and Write - Dictation | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Improve your listening skills and hear about the news. Listen-and-write.com is free listening practice.


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RhymeBrain Rhyming Dictionary.

RhymeBrain Rhyming Dictionary. | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Finding words that rhyme with new words you are learning is a great way to develop your pronunciation of new vocabulary.


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Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works

Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Within these Common Core standards are six fundamental shifts that all educators (not just English teachers!) need to understand.
  1. Balance Literacy and Informational Text
  2. Build Background Knowledge
  3. Provide a "Staircase of Complexity"
  4. Provide text-based evidence
  5. Argumentative Writing
  6. Use increasingly complex text
  7. Build Academic Vocabulary
  8. Conventions of Standard English

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Minor Details: Three-Minute Fiction's Age Rules : NPR

When 11-year-old Kahlo Smith found out she couldn't enter Three-Minute Fiction she wanted to why. (Includes NPR audio)

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6-Traits Resources: Primary Conventions:

6-Traits Resources: Primary Conventions: | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

In answer to the quesiton: Is correcting a student's conventions errors effective teaching?


Primary teacher Mary had this to say...

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J. Peterman Talent Show - Entry Page | Peterman's Eye

J. Peterman Talent Show - Entry Page | Peterman's Eye | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

J. Peterman Talent Show - We are all famous and talented. (At least for 15 minutes.) Here's your chance to win $3000.00

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Fun Facts About Ireland & St Patrick's Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fun Facts About Ireland & St Patrick's Day [INFOGRAPHIC] | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Fun facts about Ireland and St Patrick's Day


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5 Writing Prompt Websites | e-Expeditions

5 Writing Prompt Websites | e-Expeditions | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Pick a random number and dive right in! Unleash your creativity! Prompts from the Writer's Digest. The Writer's Digest is a fantastic resource for writers, and their prompts page is just as good. There's a new one every Monday, ...
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Web-based Digital Storytelling Tools and Online Interactive Resources | Danny Maas, Emerging Technologies AISI Consultant

Web-based Digital Storytelling Tools and Online Interactive Resources | Danny Maas, Emerging Technologies AISI Consultant | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

An approach to using digital stories in the classroom


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Why You Need To Use Storytelling For Learning

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Storytelling can capture the imagination of an audience. Find out why.

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Storynory, Free Audio Stories for Kids

Storynory, Free Audio Stories for Kids | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Beautifully read audio stories for children and adults. Listen online or via podcast or app. Fairytales, myths, legends and stories from around the world.
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4 easy ways to incorporate technology into ELT (for you and your students)

4 easy ways to incorporate technology into ELT (for you and your students) | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Laura Austin, an ELT Consultant for OUP, presents 5 easy ways to learn, connect, communicate and develop in ELT using technology.

Technology per se doesn’t affect the language development of s...

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6 Reasons NOT to Do 6 Traits in One Day

6 Reasons NOT to Do 6 Traits in One Day | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Why One-Day Workshops Are Popular With budget cuts and limited time for staff development, one-day workshops (along with half-day workshops) have grown enormously in popularity in the past decade. ...
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Phraseup*

Phraseup* | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This is a great tool to help develop your writng and vocabulary: Phraseup* assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can't remember...


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Word Dynamo

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Excellent vocabulary revision tool. You can sellect from various word lists and play differnet word games to revise the words. You can also create your own word lists. Excellent.


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Kairos 16.2: Bowie, Podcasting in a Writing Class - Overview

Kairos 16.2: Bowie, Podcasting in a Writing Class - Overview | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Welcome to “Podcasting in a Writing Class? Considering the Possibilities,” a multimodal project exploring podcasting as a part of a writing class. This text has two main components: a hypertextual webtext and a six episode podcast series. I encourage you to listen to the podcasts and explore the webtext to experience the full article. I focus on the practice of podcasts in our writing classes.

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WritingFix: Conventions Resources and Lessons:, Spelling

WritingFix: Conventions Resources and Lessons:, Spelling | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Each of the six writing traits--conventions included--can be broken down into multiple smaller writing skills that--when working together--make-up the bigger trait. Below, find some of our webmaster's favorite resources and lessons that focus specifically on just one of convention's sub-skill: spelling . A great writing teacher finds the time to teach conventional skills in context, which means the students apply the skills to a piece of writing they are creating, not a piece of writing that a daily oral language drill has provided.

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Start of the Hero's Journey

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An environment to explore the classic mythical story structure and to create your own stories.


The Hero's Journey is a project of the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction (MCLI) and the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.

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10 Free Writing Prompts

10 Free Writing Prompts | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
After having so much fun with last week’s You Know You’re a Teacher When Linky Party, I was super excited to see that Diary of a Not-So Wimpy Teacher and Classroom Magic were teaming up to have...

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Verbs:Types of Verbs with Examples

Verbs:Types of Verbs with Examples | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
A verb is a word that describes an action or occurrence or indicates a state of being.Know about the types of verbs with examples.
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writing prompts

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These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please let me know. Other stuff I'm working on is over here.
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National Writing Project Receives $11.3 Million Grant | Department of Teaching & Learning

National Writing Project Receives $11.3 Million Grant | Department of Teaching & Learning | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Funded under the Supporting Effective Educators Development (SEED) program was the National Writing Project. Based in Berkeley, Calif., the NWP will use its $11.3 million grant to train 3,000 K-12 teacher-leaders in the teaching of writing, who will then conduct professional development for teachers in local schools and districts in all 50 states.

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10 Tools for Digital Storytelling in Class | The Whiteboard Blog

10 Tools for Digital Storytelling in Class | The Whiteboard Blog | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
A guide to 10 great tools for digital storytelling with a class - create comics, animations and ebooks.

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Online alternatives to language classrooms open up to students | Education | Guardian Weekly

Online alternatives to language classrooms open up to students | Education | Guardian Weekly | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Take your pick of learning content on the web...

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Story Starters

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Get some weird and wonderful story starters. Just click on the button to view one of the million starters. There is also a junior version for younger writers at http://j.mp/yeUQOS.


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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 |