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Resource: Inside Writing Communities, Grades 3-5

Resource: Inside Writing Communities, Grades 3-5 | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

From Annenberg Teacher Resources

 

A video workshop for grades 3–5 teachers; 8 half-hour workshop video programs, 8 half-hour classroom video programs, workshop guide, and Web site;

 

This video workshop for elementary school teachers uses classroom footage to demonstrate how a writing workshop approach motivates intermediate students and helps them become proficient and independent writers. Ten teachers from across the country model teaching strategies and share reflections on their practice. Six nationally known experts in writing instruction comment on teaching and using the writing workshop approach with upper elementary students. The package includes eight 30-minute workshop programs, eight 30-minute classroom programs, a workshop guide, and a Web site.


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Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers - ReadWriteThink

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers - ReadWriteThink | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code...


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Excerpt From My Book On Teaching English Language Learners | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Excerpt From My Book On Teaching English Language Learners | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Written by an award-winning practitioner, English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work offers educators a five-step methodology for teaching this burgeoning population. Rather than viewing these students through the typical lens of “deficits” they might have, the process helps educators recognize and use the assets ELLs bring to the classroom.

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Digital Writing and the Common Core | NWP Digital Is

Digital Writing and the Common Core | NWP Digital Is | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

“Writing today,” say the authors of Because Digital Writing Matters, “is pervasively and generally digital; composed with digital tools; created out of word, image, sound, and motion; circulated in digital environments; and consumed across a wide range of digital platforms.” Many teachers are wondering, however, whether digital writing can align with the English Language Arts strand of the Common Core State Standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. Many Digital Is resources demonstrate that it can.


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WriteSparks! writers software story sparkers software for writers and authors by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ

WriteSparks! writers software story sparkers software for writers and authors by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

"...I downloaded the free version of WriteSparks!™ and I loved it! So I waited and I can't tell you how long it was...maybe a few weeks up to a month to actually buy the full version. It was so worth it! I love it. I like the easiness of it all. How it can be on my desktop and it's right there and a couple clicks and BAM! I have my prompt for the day!"


- Katina Lewis
Writer, Poet
& Homeschooling Mom
OH, USA

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Doodle Revolution

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Every revolution needs a leader. Best known for large-scale strategic doodles and Gamestorming, a book that outlines visual thinking techniques for business (and a Top 100 Business Book on Amazon!), Sunni Brown has worked with companies like Disney, Sharpie, Zappos and SXSW. Using common sense, experience and neuroscience, Sunni is proving that to doodle is to ignite your whole mind—and she’ll teach the world how to master “strategic doodling” in her forthcoming book, The Doodle Revolution.

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Meet the Author: Brandon Mull

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Brandon Mull is the author of the Beyonders series, as well as the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Fablehaven series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon's greatest regret is that he has "but one life to give for Gondor."

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Rubrics, Posters, and Kits: Using Them Wisely

Rubrics, Posters, and Kits: Using Them Wisely | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Rubrics, posters, and kits are not essential to teaching writing--even trait-based writing. You can teach writing with nothing more than blank paper and a few pencils if you're inventive and brave ...
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INBOX Ideas

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In the winter edition of the Harvard Educational Review, researchers Steve Graham and Michael Hebert shared findings which showed that when students receive writing instruction, their reading fluency and comprehension improve. NCTE has been spreading this message for years. In a 1978 College English article, Alice S. Horning wrote, "In order to write, however, one must know how to read. Moreover, one must not only be able to read in the conventional sense, but also one must be able to develop the highly specialized reading skills needed to write successfully: the skills of proofreading, of knowing where to look for information on the printed page, of sorting, storing, and analyzing the print for the total message." NCTE provides many contemporary resources that emphasize the reading and writing connection.
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The National Writing Project (#nwp) Daily

The National Writing Project (#nwp) Daily | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Hi everyone
I want to welcome you to this unofficial daily archive of news from my National Writing Project Twitter feed.
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'The College Writing Toolkit' | Inside Higher Ed

'The College Writing Toolkit' | Inside Higher Ed | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Interview with authors of this new book, Martha Pennington and Pauline Burton.


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Book Casts using VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos

Book Casts using VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Imaginative use of Voicethread as a narrated video slideshow to demonstrate construction of book casts by 4th graders intended for viewing by 1st and 2nd graders. -JL


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William Zinsser’s 5 tips for becoming a better writer | Poynter.

William Zinsser’s 5 tips for becoming a better writer | Poynter. | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

William Zinsser has spent a lifetime teaching people how to become better writers. Now at 88, the author of “On Writing Well” is just as much a student of the craft as he is a teacher.

 

He’s finding ways to remain relevant as a writer in a digital world because, as he says, he “doesn’t want to get stuck in the 20th century.” About a year ago, he decided to set up a personal website and start a weekly blog for the American Scholar. He still teaches at The New School and Columbia University‘s graduate school of journalism and spends much of his free time reading and writing in his New York City apartment.

 

In a recent phone interview, Zinsser talked with me about the craft and shared these five tips for journalists who want to grow as writers.


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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Below are 20 common grammar mistakes I see routinely, not only in editorial queries and submissions, but in print: in HR manuals, blogs, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and even best selling novels. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve made each of these mistakes a hundred times, and I know some of the best authors in history have lived to see these very toadstools appear in print. Let's hope you can learn from some of their more famous mistakes.


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A QUICK GUIDE WEB 2.0 TOOL - DIIGO

A QUICK GUIDE WEB 2.0 TOOL - DIIGO | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This flip-stack book on Diigo is a deep resource that will help you get the most out of Diigo!

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Charts and Diagrams Drawn by Famous Authors - Flavorwire

Charts and Diagrams Drawn by Famous Authors - Flavorwire | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Being the literary nerds that we are over here, we’re obsessed with everything about our favorite authors, and particularly the little scraps of writerly intention — things that give us a view into an author’s thought process and planning technique, or even just a peek at the way they see and order the world. Plus, we like to see that authors work out their thoughts with forced attempts at organization and scribbled-out ideas just like the rest of us.
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Art Journaling Prompts: Creative Writing Ideas for Writing in Art Classes

Art Journaling Prompts: Creative Writing Ideas for Writing in Art Classes | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Art journaling prompts offer rich creative writing ideas. Whether keeping composition book art journals, individual art journal pages, or art history journals, art prompts keep writing skills polished. In other articles, we've discussed creative writing ideas and writing across the curriculum, we've discussed the value of content area writing. Creative writing within the context of any academic subject helps students deepen their understanding of content knowledge, as well as develop skills in applying the traits of good writing across various formats.

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Sketchnote Army - A Showcase of Sketchnotes

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Sketchnote Army features sketchnotes from around the world.


Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world, from events, conferences, workshops or wherever sketchnotes are captured or created. The brainchild of Mike Rohde of Rohdesign, Sketchnote Army has existed since November 2009.

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Meet The Author Series

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From its inception, the Fairfax Network’s Meet the Author series has served to promote literacy, and an interest in reading and writing, by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer their writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.”

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Ms. Noonan: Making Students into Better Writers

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From The Teaching Channel

 

Madeline Noonan, a 5th grade teacher, meets with all of her students individually during writer's workshop. In each conference, she specifically identifies strengths and two goals. In this 5-minute video, observe her interacting with and giving feedback to one of her better writing students.

 


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A Step-by-Step Approach to Persuasive Writing

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Do you use the PEEL technique for persuasive writing? This technique makes your argument easy to follow because it uses reason as well as emotion.


There’s more than one way to win an argument.
Ancient Greek philosopher and polymath Aristotle developed his own philosophy on the best way to beat an opponent using words. He called this rhetoric.
Rhetoric, Aristotle said, is “the ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion.”

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My Students Don’t Like Group Work | Faculty Focus

My Students Don’t Like Group Work | Faculty Focus | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Students don’t always like working in groups. Ann Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry at Wabash College, had a class that was particularly vocal in their opposition.


She asked for their top 10 reasons why students don’t want to work in groups and they offered this list (which I’ve edited slightly).

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8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers

8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
1. Storyjumper


Storyjumper allows you to create online books using a plethora of characters, scenes, and props. Teachers can, for free, create classes to register students so they each have ...

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Teaching English with Technology

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EdTechTeacher presents Teaching English with Technology, a resource created to help K-12 English and Language Arts teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. Find resources for English and Language Arts lesson plans, activities, projects, games, and quizzes that use technology. Explore inquiry-based lessons, activities, and projects. Learn about web technologies such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networks, Google Docs, ebooks, online maps, virtual field trips, screencasts, online posters, and more. Explore innnovative ways of integrating these tools into the curriculum, watch instructional video tutorials, and discover how others are using technology in the classroom!


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Small Group Writing | Teaching Channel

Small Group Writing | Teaching Channel | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Ms. Rosenzweig leads her Bronxville High School students through a writing process in response to Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." In small groups or pairs, students discuss their argument and evidence from the text before beginning to write their pieces.

5 minute video and 3 lesson documents.


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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 |