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Great ways to turn middle-schoolers into excited readers and writers
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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

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Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 22, 2013 11:03 AM

In Common Core we all need to focus on critical thinking as well as writing... This is a great tool to be using!

Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 22, 2013 11:04 AM

Tips on using Google Docs

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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 10 Tips for Beginning Writers

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Ten things you should know before you decide you want to be a writer.

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NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

From the National Council of Teachers of English, the NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing.  These principles stem from the assumption that "everyone has the capacity to write, writing can be taught and teachers can help students become better writers."


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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing

6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's comment, February 23, 2013 8:54 PM
Watterson, B. (1994). Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel.
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:45 AM
6-Traits Ressources: rédaction des travaux universitaires.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

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I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes!!!!!
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What’s Cooler than Cool? Dads Writing for Their Kids

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Interview with the guys behind Daddy Cool, an anthology of dads writing YA stories and essays targeted at their kids

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Heather Stapleton's comment, December 23, 2012 11:50 PM
Male reading role models are important. In this post, fathers discuss reading with their children and writing for them too.
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How to write the first draft of a novel in 30 days

How to write the first draft of a novel in 30 days | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Writing a novel can be daunting.But introducing structure to the process can help you maintain momentum over the course of a month without hampering creativity...

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40 Tips to Boost Your Writing Skills to Master Level

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Everyone IS a writer. Only a few people actually realize that they do writing for living. In every workday, we spend hours in front of the computer writing emails, sending requests, summarizing projects, analyzing performances, proposing ideas, asking questions, so on and so forth. Whether you like writing or not, you have to admit the fact that others DO evaluate your performance based on your writing skills. Being a master of writing not only helps you do tasks faster, it indeeds catapults your career! If you hate writing, it is time for you to learn from the ground up. If you are good at it, there are still a lot of ways to improve your writing efficiency. Here are 40 tips that could boost your writing skills:


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Allegra Bozorth's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:18 AM

This has many extremely useful and helpful tips on how to improve your writing and create a stronger essay for your college and scholarship applications.