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Five Types of Writing ~ Collins Writing Program

Five Types of Writing ~ Collins Writing Program | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

The Collins Writing Program distinguishes itself from others through its proprietary approach to student practice. It shows teachers how to guide their students through all five types of writing with practical, easy-to-use strategies and techniques that have shown to improve student writing.

The program especially emphasizes Type Four writing, where peer editing takes place. Type Four assignments provide students with opportunities to draft, edit, and receive meaningful feedback on their work−within manageable time limits.

 


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The Collins Writing Program distinguishes itself from others through its proprietary approach to student practice. It shows teachers how to guide their students through all five types of writing with practical, easy-to-use strategies and techniques that have shown to improve student writing.

The program especially emphasizes Type Four writing, where peer editing takes place. Type Four assignments provide students with opportunities to draft, edit, and receive meaningful feedback on their work−within manageable time limits.

 
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Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
  A wild male black rhino named Sambu after it was darted from a helicopter in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya on August 28, 2013 (AFP Photo/Carl De Souza)Washington (AFP) - A Texas hunting ...
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Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up - Defenders of Wildlife Blog

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up - Defenders of Wildlife Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Coyote hunting means trouble for red wolves; Wolf hearings rescheduled; Defenders delivers in Duluth; Little wolf advocates
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20 of the Most Beautiful Children's Books in the World | Apartment ...

20 of the Most Beautiful Children's Books in the World | Apartment ... | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Forward-facing book displays are being found in more and more children's spaces. They not only entice little ones to pick up a book, but also help kids to visually find the books they want to read. And as a bonus, book displays ...
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Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over a four year period in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon, including a monkey that purrs like a cat.
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I can hear everyone saying "I want one!". 

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Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait

Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait
f you’ve heard about the drive hunts and slaughter, or transport for captivity, of thousands of dolphins each year in Taiji, Japan, you are probably (or hopefully) outraged.
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Are Endangered Animals in Chinese Herbs?

Are Endangered Animals in Chinese Herbs? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Q: What non-botanical ingredients appear in the pills, capsules and powders called Chinese herbs? A: Species considered "vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered" include Asiatic black bear ...
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Watch the surviving clips of the BBC's Caves of Steel

Watch the surviving clips of the BBC's Caves of Steel | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Long before Almost Human, Isaac Asimov wrote the classic tale of a human detective paired with a robot partner, The Caves of Steel. And this novel was adapted by the BBC as a TV special, part of its Story Parade anthology series.
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Good books.

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Unraveling the New Climate Report

Unraveling the New Climate Report | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a 2,200 page report. Here’s what you need to know about it.
What Is This Report?
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Texts from William Blake is our new favorite thing

Texts from William Blake is our new favorite thing | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
William Blake was regarded as insane by his contemporaries, due in no small part to the same "cryptic flights of poetic fire" and "marvellous, ineffable pictures" that would later see him labeled a genius.
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Hunters Watch Out: PETA's Drones Are Flying

Hunters Watch Out: PETA's Drones Are Flying | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird … it's
a plane … it's a PETA Air
Angel!
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Drones for good!
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Bees underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did

Bees underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event that wiped out land dinosaurs and many flowering plants.
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Community Post: 18 Weird Things That Authors Do

Authors are a unique breed, unlike the rest of humanity. Lydia Kang , author of CONTROL, offers a few qualities that sets them apart from the rest.
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This is good.

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Make National Wildlife Refuges Safe Havens Again - - In Defense of Animals

Make National Wildlife Refuges Safe Havens Again - - In Defense of Animals | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Make National Wildlife Refuges Safe Havens Again
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Candy Copeland's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:24 PM

I've said it before, hunting should not be allowed in any area deemed a "Refuge".  A refuge is a place of safty for animals.  If they are going to permit hunting, change it's name to hunting area .  We act like we're a great conservative Country and have saved all these wild places.  IT'S NOT GREAT TO CALL IT A REFUGER AND ALLOW HUNTING OF WILDLIFE THERE!  It's a great farse! 

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Famous Writers Name “Good Books That Almost Nobody Has Read ...

Famous Writers Name “Good Books That Almost Nobody Has Read ... | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Here's a challenge: for every book recommended to you by Amazon, pick one from the site Neglected Books. No fancy algorithms here, just old-fashioned s.
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Great resource:  http://neglectedbooks.com/

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Youth authors spark interest in writing, reading - San Antonio Express

Youth authors spark interest in writing, reading - San Antonio Express | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Youth authors spark interest in writing, reading San Antonio Express SAN ANTONIO — Youth author Brian Yansky says a lot of his space alien stories are driven by the imagination, and that's a big plus for the human race, which is conquered in 10...
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Ewan McGregor Bashes SeaWorld While Park Attendance Nose-Dives

Ewan McGregor Bashes SeaWorld While Park Attendance Nose-Dives | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Ewan
McGregor caught praise from PETA for going "salmon fishing in the Yemen" with fake fish, and now he's helping ocean animals of the larger variety.
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Arizona Grasshoppers and other Singing Insects

Arizona Grasshoppers and other Singing Insects | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Arizona Grasshoppers and other Singing Insects Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids are familiar to everyone, but there are few records of distribution and conservation status.  This report include...
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The Small Wooly Bat and the Carnivorous Plant

The Small Wooly Bat and the Carnivorous Plant | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s post described the carnivorous nepenthes plants which entice organisms into their slippery liquid-filled depths where the tiny creatures are killed and digested.  The plants however are...
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SciFi & Fantasy Reviews – SciFiChick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Trailer!

SciFi & Fantasy Reviews – SciFiChick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Trailer! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Rapid Adaptation to Climate Facilitates Range Expansion of an Invasive Plant

For invasive plants, local adaptation can evolve quickly during range expansion http://t.co/VEpBnxb3XS #ecology #evolution
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Another example of how invasive plants overcome the natives.

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What Else is Out There?

What Else is Out There? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Thanks to the World Wildlife Fund, 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest, including a truly bizarre looking monkey that apparently purrs like a cat ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
One of the most common tropes in all fiction is that cats are evil. Throughout books, television, movies and comics, when they're not just pretending to be the monster, cats are attacking people, serving witches and bringing the scares.
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Evil, or just mean and bad?
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Picture Writing Prompts, Picture Writing Prompt.

Picture Writing Prompts, Picture Writing Prompt. | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Picture Writing Prompt. (Photo: Picture Writing Prompt. http://t.co/yGZTf1vHi9)
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