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Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology

Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it
There are dozens of great brainstorming and organizing tools available on the web to help students prepare for writing assignments and develop their

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Graphic organizer can help writers with organization and logic flow.

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The writing process begins with IDEAS for good reason: this where we find the topics that inspire us!

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Common Core would have kids useing graphic organizers....

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Is Our Writing Improving? | Resource - Full

Is Our Writing Improving? | Resource - Full | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it
writing assessment. If I am a student, I can use rubrics, checklists, my personal goals and feedback from peers, teachers, and those I communicate with through blogging, etc.
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Massage your brain....

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Eugene Fernandez's comment, July 22, 2013 7:20 AM
The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.
Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

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Is Grammar Worth Teaching?

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Walt Gardner taught for 28 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District and was a lecturer in the UCLA Graduate School of Education. Follow Walt Gardner on Twitter.

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I don't think it's asking too much that students be able to write "a clear 5-sentence memo devoid of grammatical and spelling errors." Maybe we can continue to nudge the bar back up to where it should be.

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6-Traits Resources: Search results for texting

6-Traits Resources: Search results for texting | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it
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Lisa Chamberlin finds the middle ground in the debate over whether texting is the death of conventions.

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The Politics of Correction: How We Can Nurture Students in Their Writing - National Writing Project

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The Keyword Blog: Citations are Anchovies

The Keyword Blog: Citations are Anchovies | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it

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Jef Mallett is constantly brightening my mornings with his comicstrip "Frazz."

As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing more that needs to be said about citations!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:30 PM

Oh, that our students could deal with quotations and citations with this kind of insight. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 19, 2013 2:40 PM
Very funny!
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Vision and Revision: The 6 Traits and the Common Core | Six Trait ...

Vision and Revision: The 6 Traits and the Common Core | Six Trait ... | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it
The very kinds of lessons we teach in conjunction with the 6 traits (e.g., how to write a strong lead, how to use sensory detail) are perfect for helping students comply with the standards across genres.
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Vicki Spandel and Jeff Hicks ARE the 6-Trait gurus!

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6-Traits Resources: OWLs Online Writing Labs

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6-Traits Resources. I'm always finding new 6-trait resources online. I'll include anything that will help writing instruction as well. Feel free to comment and suggest new resources! ~Den. February 23, 2013.
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The OWL is a goldmine of writing resources.

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101 Excellent Sites for English Educators

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A list of the top 101 websites for English & Language Arts (ELA) chosen by real teachers from prominent LinkedIn groups.

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Lots of resources compiled here for anyone needing help with the nuts and bolts of writing instruction.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:31 AM

Always love a good list! 

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Write Away - Learn how to become a better writer

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eFuse.com is a virtual primer for creating great web sites-offering information, inspiration, assistance and entertainment.
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Chrisopher Meeks is engaging and informative in his discussions about what makes good writing and why.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:27 PM

This is an archive edition of the great writing website created by Christopher Meeks. The writing advice is superb.  A must for any writing teache; especially appropriate for HS and College teachers. 

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5 Ways to Kick Start Your Creative Writing Process - UCWbLing

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Creative writing is hard. Like, really, really hard. While I can bang out an academic paper in no time at all, I find myself agonizing over the keyboard for hours just to churn out a couple measly pages. Oftentimes, I find that the hardest part of creative writing is just starting the story.

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If these tips don't trigger some creative writing, maybe gluing a bunch of wadded up paper to your head will.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 15, 2013 6:12 PM

5 clever ways to get the writing juice flowing. 

Susan Michael Stevens's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:24 AM

Slightly weird, but I can see how these ideas would make the breakthrough.

Courtney Rasberry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:47 PM

This would be so helpful for students to get started with writing in the classroom- especially with the time constraints they will have -like on the Writing Assessment.

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Writing To Think: When a Student Can't Write It, Can She Think It?

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In 2008, Fran Simmons, an English teacher at NewDorpHigh School in New York—at that time one of the lowest-performing secondary institutions in the nation— devised a simple test for her students in an effort to keep district officials from pulling the plug. First, she asked her freshman class to read Of Mice and Men. Then, using information from the novel, she asked them to answer the following prompt in a single sentence:

“Although George …”

She was looking for a sentence like: Although George worked very hard, he could not attain the American Dream.

What Simmons received was alarming in the truest sense of the word. Some students wrote passable sentences, but many could not manage to finish the line. More than a few wrote the following:

“Although George and Lenny were friends.”


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This article gives compelling evidence that the ability to write effectively is closely linked to the ability to think coherently. The author writes, "Students’ inability to write was contributing to their inability to think, severely impeding intellectual growth across many subjects."



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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:49 PM

This in-depth post explores the issue of language impacts our ability to think. After an introduction the post is split into three sections.

The first section explores "the psycholingusitic case for writing education." It is noted that the Common Core states that students in grades 6-12 "should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources.” 
And following this raised a different question:
"If a student can’t write it, however, why should we assume that she can think it?"

What follows is a look at language, where we see that the language we learn impacts us in many ways, that some cultures have many words for a word like snow while others do not, that cultures whom have language that have "gendered objects" impacts how people view the objects. 

The second section explores "Can you teach better math and science be teaching writing?" Information is provided about New Dorp High School (in New York). The school implemented a program that included "writing-to-learn" across the curriculum (except for math) and discovered that major gains in writing were apparent by the second year. 

The third section "highlights ten features of writing education that can be used to enhance student learning across all subject areas, ultimately resulting in higher academic performance."

The first two suggestions are below (all are quoted from the post).

1. Vocabulary Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that the concept of a word may change depending on the context in which it is used.
2. Syntax Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that every math problem and essay prompt has a hierarchical structure. 
Click through to the post to learn more about these two features of writing and about eight additional features.

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6-Traits Resources: Tired of Being a Red Ink Slave to Corrections?

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More gems from Dennis O'Connor's 6-Traits blog!

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Future Perfect - fun with punctuation - grammar and communications hints and tips

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The fun side of teaching punctuation/conventions!

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Imagine the Possibilities! A Workshop on Mentor Texts with Dr. Dorfman - National Writing Project

Imagine the Possibilities! A Workshop on Mentor Texts with Dr. Dorfman - National Writing Project | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it

Summary: In this conference presentation given at the Lehigh Valley Writing Project, Dr. Dorfman outlines what's possible in writing and instruction, for both students and teachers, using exemplary texts as a guide.


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Dr. Dorfman on teaching the writer to be self-reflective.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 17, 2013 8:04 PM

Mentor texts are the natural way to blend writing and reading.  Here's video of a recent workshop on the topic.

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Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology

Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology | 6-Traits Writing | Scoop.it
There are dozens of great brainstorming and organizing tools available on the web to help students prepare for writing assignments and develop their

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Graphic organizer can help writers with organization and logic flow.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 17, 2013 8:08 PM

The writing process begins with IDEAS for good reason: this where we find the topics that inspire us!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:46 AM

Common Core would have kids useing graphic organizers....

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Teachers Report 'Major Impact' of Internet on Learning - National Writing Project

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 But when asked whether today's digital technologies are narrowing or widening the gap between the most and least academically successful students in an individual classroom, 44 percent of teachers said technology is narrowing the gap and 56 percent said it is widening the gap, suggesting that teachers are divided on the role technology can have on broadening or diminishing the digital divide among students.


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The jury is still out on whether digital technology is helping or hindering student achievement.

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6-Traits Resources: Outlining: Before or After? - Choice is the answer~

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Kathleen Sommers - Teaching and Assessing Writing with the Six Traits, Spring 2013. I responded to Kathleen's post: Your method of outlining after the first draft makes a great deal of sense. My Eureka Moment is that I (as a ...
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Outlining can be a struggle for some. Dennis O'Connor's reflections on a student's approach are insightful.

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Education Northwest | Creating Strong Schools and Communities

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The mission of Education Northwest is to improve learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and deve...
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Education Northwest offers lesson plans, rubrics and resources for teaching writing.

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6-Traits Resources

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Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits
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The original 6-Trait scoop curated by Dennis O'Connor, instructor and program coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, Stout.

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