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Writing and Reading Relationships: Constructive Tasks

The Home of the Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA). CELA currently supports two major projects: (1) The Partnership for Literacy, service to schools seeking to improve student literacy, learning, and thinking.
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Lots and lots of information that can be used for any type of writing/writer.

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First Draft Writing Process: Fruitless First Draft Struggles | WritersDigest.com

First Draft Writing Process: Fruitless First Draft Struggles | WritersDigest.com | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
First drafts. They're tough. Even the first draft of this blog post. But ignore your struggles: Your first draft should be about story.
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I found this article to be interesting because its another articles about having a bad first draft and turinging it into a good one. It emphasises the Voice of the paper and the quality at first. It explains the terrible first draft and how to overcome them. Then getting past that blinking cursor and having an outline in your head. Overall its all about the first draft and how to write and overcome the battles of writing. These tips were helpful because they were additional to the ones outlined in the papers we have read about "shitty first drafts" before. 

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Time to Write? Go Outside

Time to Write? Go Outside | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Nothing coaxes jumbled thoughts into coherent sentences like sitting under a shade tree on a pleasant day.
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I especially like this article becauause I feel it is a different take on something everyone thinks of. Of course not every person is an outdoors person but there is just something calm and seren aboutt the outdoors on a nice fall day that can get your brian stimulated. 

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Essential Writing Advice for Beginners: An Interview With Kerri Majors | WritersDigest.com

Essential Writing Advice for Beginners: An Interview With Kerri Majors | WritersDigest.com | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Kerri Majors talks about what it means to be a writer, what makes for stand-out, top-notch fiction, and the writing mistakes she sees in her role as a fiction editor.
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This article was very helpful being a new writer. It shows all the simple mistakes people make and how to avoid them. And the author of this article is a long time writer so you can believe what she says. Being a new writer is hard but with these tips and tools it can be pkay. 

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Writing advice from writers handwritten on writers’ hands

Writing advice from writers handwritten on writers’ hands | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

Via mooderino, Kim Vose
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I thought this was a fun way to tell readers and writers good advice. It keeps you interested because its an interesting approach and when you actually go through and read the insight there are extremely good tips and reminders.

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Hawaii Senate OKs gay marriage, sending bill to governor

Hawaii Senate OKs gay marriage, sending bill to governor | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Hawaii's state Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, sending it to the governor.
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This is a monumental new law that is being passed and is now going to be added to two more states and will surely make the american people happier. 

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This is a monumental new law that is being passed and is now going to be added to two more states and will surely make the american people happier. 

 
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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Can Reading Be Saved?

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Can Reading Be Saved? | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Readicide author Kelly Gallagher wants schools to stop focusing on tests and let kids immerse themselves in books.
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This article is very informative wehn dealing with the topic of why children and highschool kids, actually just young people in general are reading less and less. I like the part about how in school they are sort of learning that they just need to read to be able to pass a test, because I feel this is completely true. Myself being a student I agree with this a hundered percent, and Its as if the teachers are okay with this. There are many factors affecting this issue and this article brings to light a few of these reasons. 

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How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer | Write to Done

How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer | Write to Done | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
TweetEmail TweetEmail Photo courtesy of Claudia Castro “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” - Victor Hugo There are two ways to become a better writer, in general: write a lot, and read a lot.
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Anyone will tell you that the way to become better at anything is to practice, practice, practice! And thats what this article is focusing on, the fact that you need to read and write alot to be profficient in both. It goes into more of the "How to read like a writer" but with a little more depth and proves to have very helpful tips to any kind of writier and reader. It basically is telling you what to do to become advanced.

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Become a Better Writer with These Important Reading Skills First

Become a Better Writer with These Important Reading Skills First | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
A lot of people want to improve their writing skills, both professionally and personally. In order to achieve that, a key ingredient is often ignored: Reading.
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This article proves to be very informative and offer very many helpful tips about writing. One of the main things I feel that happens when people are writing is they get tired and frustrated with thier work and this gives many examples to help people out when in this position. It ultiamtely is a beneficial article and could help many people.

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