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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.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:30 PM

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

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:59 PM

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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6-Traits Resources: Teaching Voice to Primary Students by Margaret McKanna

6-Traits Resources: Teaching Voice to Primary Students by Margaret McKanna | college and career ready | Scoop.it

When it comes to effective teaching and learning, my inclination is to keep it whole. This is especially true in areas of literacy for students whose skills are still developing. Vicki Spandel asks the question:"So why do we study the traits if they're all part of a whole?' and then she answers: "Concentrating on a particular trait helps us see writing through a certain window...helps us appreciate how that trait connects us to others


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 4, 2013 11:01 PM

Here's a terrific piece on voice from a great teacher Margaret McKanna. Margaret is a recent student in my online class: Teaching and Accessing Writing with the Six Traits. 

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121writing - teachers, highlight text and provide recorded verbal feedback to students

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Give Voice Comments on an essay in Google Docs

You can now give students voice feedback about their writing in Google Docs. This short video will show you how. You will need to teach students how to hit t...

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Deb's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:26 PM

Add voice comments to student Google Docs.