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Teaching Writing Across the K12 Curriculum | District Administration Magazine

Teaching Writing Across the K12 CurriculumProfessional development for teachers.By:Patricia DadonnaDistrict Administration, Feb 2013  

To teach Common Core effectively, teachers will have to share such teaching methods within their school districts, says Richard Vacca, professor emeritus of Kent State University and a co-author of Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum. “Traditional professional development was always kind of an add-on,” Vacca says. “The difference (with Common Core) is that it’s going to be ongoing and embedded within a district rather than” about bringing an outside person in, he says.

And Barbara Kapinus, director of English Language Arts and literacy for SMARTER Balanced, adds that in the “best of all worlds,” professional development should entail “teachers sitting down in smaller groups looking at samples of kids’ work and talking about what they see and (how) they’d like the kids to do better.”

This is already happening in some states. In Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools, teachers are sharing grade rubrics and student writing samples from the World War II performance task and using the information to write lessons on their own, says Jami D. Rodgers, humanities literacy specialist for the district.

By increasing information-based and argumentative writing with Common Core, educators believe teachers can elevate the level of discourse so that students can effectively communicate in every subject.

“What the Common Core is doing more than anything else is emphasizing literate behavior, teaching kids how to use literacy to learn and make sense of the world,” says Vacca. “That’s going to take a lot of concentrated instruction. It’s a process. To the extent that teachers focus on writing and reading across the curriculum, it’s going to be better than if they were just teaching their subject matter and assuming kids know how to learn it.”


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Bop Dead City #FlashFiction and #Poetry Contest!

Bop Dead City #FlashFiction and #Poetry Contest! | AdLit | Scoop.it
It's time for the fourth annual Bop Dead City Flash Fiction and Poetry Contest! The best piece of fiction at or under 500 words wins $20, and the best poem at or under 50 words wins $20. The guidelines are the same as those for general submissions (submit in the body of an email, five poems,…

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How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand

How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand | AdLit | Scoop.it
Is it important to create memorable characters? It is if you want to create a bestseller! Learn how to create memorable characters with little-known sleights of hands.

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5 Picture Books That Have Influenced My Teaching of Social Justice Issues by Vanessa Capaldo

5 Picture Books That Have Influenced My Teaching  of Social Justice Issues by Vanessa Capaldo | AdLit | Scoop.it
I am a voracious reader and a devoted middle school English teacher. Every year, my focus has been to teach my students about being kind to others and being an upstander who stands for doing what is right and taking care of those who need it.
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Helen Keller on Optimism

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"Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend."

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From the article: "Decades before the dawn of the positive psychology movement and a century before what neuroscience has taught us about the benefits of optimism, Helen Keller — the remarkable woman who grew up without sight and hearing ... penned a timeless treatise on optimism as a philosophy of life. Simply titled Optimism (public library | free ebook)."
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 via American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 via American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | AdLit | Scoop.it
AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 7:36 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century

An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century | AdLit | Scoop.it
In 2011, I wrote a blog post, titled Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century. It described how I learned about a new version of the traditional KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and wh...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, June 13, 2015 1:14 AM

What other tools and activities would you include and organise according to the KWHLAQ chart? !

Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 15, 2015 2:44 PM

This article shares an updated version of KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and what have I Learned). How many use this in their classrooms?

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:49 AM

Check out this new version of the KWL chart by Silvia Rosenthal Tomlison. What we once called KWL is now the KWHLAQ.

* K stands for  'What do you KNOW?'

* W stands for 'What do you WANT to know?'

* H stands for 'HOW will you find out?'

* L stands for 'What have your LEARNED?'

* A stands for 'What ACTION will you take?'

* Q stands for 'What further QUESTIONS do you have?'

This new visual also includes suggestions under each category to help students make their "thinking and learning visible." For more information click through to the post.

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Biology of Story :: Jeff Gomez

Biology of Story :: Jeff Gomez | AdLit | Scoop.it
Aspirational Drivers Are The Hidden Code In Stories
Bringing An Interactive Methodology To Other Media
Creating Integral Story Worlds
The Emergence of Transmedia Storytelling
Inviting Fans To Become Part Of The Story
Population Activation Through Transmedia Storytelling
Story Worlds Are Becoming More Porous
The Trail of Breadcrumbs
Transmedia Population Activation: Colombia, Part 1
Transmedia Population Activation: Colombia, Part 2
Transmedia Storytelling Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving
We've Returned To A Communal Conversation

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The Writer’s Toolbox - Tips From the Masters - Gotham Writers Workshop

The Writer’s Toolbox - Tips From the Masters - Gotham Writers Workshop | AdLit | Scoop.it
The master of horror gives us some sage writing advice.

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Penelope's curator insight, June 28, 3:18 PM
Let's go back about 200 years to another time and place. This writing advice (satire) is imagined from no other than the great master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe. These tips are otherworldly. I especially love #5. When in doubt? Bury someone alive. 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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TC's ​Lucy ​Calkins Talks ​w​ith ​​Teacher Magazine About the Workshop Model in Writing Instruction

TC's ​Lucy ​Calkins Talks ​w​ith ​​Teacher Magazine About the Workshop Model in Writing Instruction | AdLit | Scoop.it
Education Week's Teacher magazine spoke with Lucy Calkins,​ ​founding director of ​TC's​ Reading & Writing Project, about her popular Units of Study curriculum guide books and the “workshop” method for reading and writing instruction ​that​ she created.
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The Big Five US Trade Book Publishers

The Big Five US Trade Book Publishers | AdLit | Scoop.it
With all the imprints out there, it's sometimes difficult to know which imprint belongs to which of the big five publishers.
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34 Writing Contests in July 2016 - No Entry Fees

34 Writing Contests in July 2016 - No Entry Fees | AdLit | Scoop.it
July is a great month for writing contests. There are nearly three dozen contests this month featuring every type of subject and genre imaginable. Prizes range from a box of cookies to a hundred thousand dollars. Some of these contests have age and regional restrictions, so be sure to read the full guidelines before submitting.

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Condensed, or just dense? The apps that turn books into 15-minute reads

Condensed, or just dense? The apps that turn books into 15-minute reads | AdLit | Scoop.it
Many readers will recoil from these radically boiled-down versions of titles like A Brief History of Time. Me too, until I started reading them
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Laying Waste to 5 Popular Myths About Reading Instruction

"Summertime and the living is easy, fish are jumping, and the cotton is high..."    It is summer and not a good time for a long blog on literacy teaching. So, I took the time to write a short one.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, Today, 10:56 AM

Some teachers with whom I work are constantly (and I do mean constantly) looking for a new strategy or approach to teaching reading, to getting their kids to read. I think some of Shanahan's statements need further explanation or exploration, but not in this space.

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Citelighter | The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

Citelighter | The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, Today, 1:27 PM

Citelighter looks like a well structured writing app for helping students in grade 3-12 learn about research writing.  Check out the review here

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The Ultimate Copyright Guide for Students: Basics You Should Know via Whoishostingthis.com

The Ultimate Copyright Guide for Students: Basics You Should Know via Whoishostingthis.com | AdLit | Scoop.it
The ease of sharing information on the Internet has brought copyright to the fore of our cultural conversation. Learn the basics everyone should know.

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How I Got Started With Blogging In The Classroom

How I Got Started With Blogging In The Classroom | AdLit | Scoop.it
Learn how one teacher experiments with blogs and blogging - with great results.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Classroom Bookshelf - A Blog of Literature Lesson Ideas

Free Technology for Teachers: The Classroom Bookshelf - A Blog of Literature Lesson Ideas | AdLit | Scoop.it
The Classroom Bookshelf is a blog that many teachers have enjoyed in the past. The content and mission of the blog is the same always. That is to share short book reviews along with detailed suggestions for teaching lessons based on the book. Each post also includes a lengthy list of links to additional supporting resources.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 28, 8:16 AM
Book reviews, lessons, and links for your consideration.
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These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading

These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading | AdLit | Scoop.it
What works when you teach reading? These 18 teaching practices have been shown effective by reading researchers. Some are for beginning…
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Literacy, Technology, Policy, Etc....A Blog: How I used Socrative for Writing Instruction

Literacy, Technology, Policy, Etc....A Blog: How I used Socrative for Writing Instruction | AdLit | Scoop.it
RT @JenRoberts1: Use @socrative to write. Then vote. Instant mentor text to review. Write again. Improve. https://t.co/KRCLiW1oOc #iste201…
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Always Write: Transitioning through a Machine: Teaching Transitional Phrases and Revision after Inventing a Machine in a Writer's Notebook

Always Write: Transitioning through a Machine: Teaching Transitional Phrases and Revision after Inventing a Machine in a Writer's Notebook | AdLit | Scoop.it

Corbett Harrison:

 

Revision is a key in teaching writing well. Not only do we need to help students understand the revision step of the writing process, but we must also go back and revise our old lessons to make them fresher and smarter and better. I've learned so much more about student writers since originally posting the lesson at WritingFix, and I am thrilled to be presenting my latest version of this lesson, which I still use every year. It's one of my students' favorite lessons, and--more importantly--it's one of my favorite lessons.

 

I meet too many teachers who can't tell me what their favorite writing lesson is, and to me, a teacher without a favorite writing lesson is incapable of making writing an enjoyable experience in the classroom. If you're a teacher without a favorite lesson, try this one out early on next school year. Believe me, it works. And it teaches students important skills that I guarantee are in your state's standards.

 

Additionally, this lesson helps students see the value of a writer's notebook as a tool for beginning small ideas that are worth exploring.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 28, 7:41 PM

This is a lesson I'd try in a heartbeat.  Thanks for re-polishing this gem Corbett!

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One sensible teaching idea that helps readers improve

One sensible teaching idea that helps readers improve | AdLit | Scoop.it
The most sensible idea for helping readers improve is also the most powerful.
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Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?

The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, June 23, 11:04 AM

"A few studies have found little difference in retention when students read on a screen versus in print, though one, from Norway’s University of Stavanger, did suggest that high-school students remember less when they read a text digitally.


Some evidence exists that when students multitask (or are faced with the temptations of internet access), their comprehension dips. But as of yet, it’s unclear what role screens play in that outcome."