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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

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What is new and different in the Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news.

Via Chris Carter, Jim Lerman
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Anyone trained in traits understands the profound relationship between 'audience' and voice.  If the common core helps us teach voice... we all win. 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:30 PM

This I believe: We are more powerful than we know.

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6-Traits Resources: Mode + Audience + Voice = Orgnanization

6-Traits Resources: Mode + Audience + Voice = Orgnanization | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

The problem with rote memorization of a writing organizational formula is that it has no context.  The kids don't understand why they are using the form.  They just memorize the basics and stumble on. This usually means they know they need five paragraphs: 1 intro 3 body 1 concluding.  Hardly a universal formula for organizing writing. But that's what is usually taught (and often nothing else.) 

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Here's a brief essay inspired by a conversation in my Online writing class

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CarloMaria Grassi's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:41 AM

that interesting ... 

Nicole Bitar's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:09 AM

What a great way to organize writing for our students!