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✌ Not Just a Feeling Anymore: Empathy and the Teaching of Writing

Lucas, Janet M. Abstract: Empathy has been studied in composition since the 1960s, although it has not yet been adequately defined or theorized.
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Dissertation research on improving writing by strengthening feelings of empathy

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Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing

Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
There is a panic amongst writing teachers that is based on the myth that our baby, narrative writing, is shunned by the Common Core standards. I'm here to encourage everyone to take a deep breath an
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Common Core supports all forms of writing, including narratives.

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Common Core Resources - The Reading & Writing Project

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Instant Word Lists for Teaching Reading and Writing: An Essential Resource You'll Turn to Every Day: Eileen Thompson, Gene Panhorst: 9780439590259: Amazon.com: Books

Instant Word Lists for Teaching Reading and Writing: An Essential Resource You'll Turn to Every Day

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If you refer to lists of words--transition words, descriptive words, and so on, this is the handbook for you!

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Malady: The SAT writing test teaches students how not to write - Newsday

Malady: The SAT writing test teaches students how not to write - Newsday | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Newsday Malady: The SAT writing test teaches students how not to write Newsday This involves reading and synthesizing materials that offer multiple perspectives, and writing something that shows students are able to navigate through conflicting...
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Another example of "teaching to the test" rather than teaching skills for life!

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Skills Practice | Writing Effective Openings - New York Times (blog)

Skills Practice | Writing Effective Openings - New York Times (blog) | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Skills Practice | Writing Effective Openings New York Times (blog) Read Some Student Samples: Students in Michele Marchegiano's creative writing class at Randolph High School in New Jersey have started exploring the power of an effective opening...
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Excellent way for students to improve writing with multiple real-life examples of openings

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does.
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as the author states, all teachers are responsible for teaching reading, including the school librarian

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.
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current research supports the critical role of the school librarian in student achievement, particularly reading and writing

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Top 10 Free Tools for Teaching Reading and Writing

Top 10 Free Tools for Teaching Reading and Writing | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Children take their first critical steps toward learning to read and write very early in life. The role of teachers in this process is of critical importance.

Via Christopher Pappas
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good collection of reading and writing tools

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Christopher Pappas's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:45 AM

Plain teaching can be easily enriched with a touch of online free educational tools that can make them more attractive to young learners. Turn an ordinary language lesson to a vivid learning experience for free!

 

Ynalva Dos Santos's curator insight, June 3, 2014 11:39 AM

Great apps!

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New Teaching Strategies Needed To Improve Poor Writing Skills Of US Students - RedOrbit

New Teaching Strategies Needed To Improve Poor Writing Skills Of US Students - RedOrbit | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
RedOrbit New Teaching Strategies Needed To Improve Poor Writing Skills Of US Students RedOrbit Troia and co-author Natalie Olinghouse from the University of Connecticut report in order to improve both the quality of K-12 students' writing and the...
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school librarians can help teach writing, too!

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If students can't write, how can they learn? - Washington Post

If students can't write, how can they learn? - Washington Post | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
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If students can't write, how can they learn?
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I knew it was hard for an overworked teacher with a class of 25 or 30 students to engage in the kind of one-on-one work that teaching writing often requires.
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Touts the benefits of the Hochman project (http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/educationalleadership/TheHochmanProject.php)

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Andrea Luna's curator insight, March 20, 2014 2:06 PM

This was a very interesting article. From the title of the article it has caught my attention already. I loved the way the author described everything. What I found most interesting was that she has a point. She explains how students do not understand the writing techniques so formulate a paper. They do not know how to form a paragraph essay, they just know how to write it in one paragraph.  

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Common Core Writing Activities

Common Core Writing Activities | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
For Common Core writing activities we decided to bring newspapers into our daily classroom routine and focus our instruction around their content since they provide a flood of informational text every single day.
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Newspapers in the classroom are not new, but the concept of focusng daily writing instruction around informational content in newspapers is.

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Using Games And Apps To Teach Writing - Forbes

Using Games And Apps To Teach Writing - Forbes | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Using Games And Apps To Teach Writing
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Could this be the fourth grade slump? Researchers know that kids love reading and writing until fourth grade and then, suddenly, books are boring.
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Could teaching writing through games and apps help students to renew their interest in learning content?

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The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom (3rd Edition): Carol Booth Olson: 9780137056071: Amazon.com: Books

The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom (3rd Edition) [Carol Booth Olson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Touting excellent reviews, this handbook provides teachers with numerous strategies for teacher upper-level reading and writing skills.

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Getting the pick of the literature - La Crosse Tribune

Getting the pick of the literature - La Crosse Tribune | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Getting the pick of the literature
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The program works as an effective way to keep students reading outside of the classroom, Lindauer said.
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Would YOUR students go for free books in exchange for writing a review? Free? Check this out!

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Differentiated Instruction in the Content Areas: Strategies for Reading, Thinking, and Writing to Learn | Scholastic.com

Differentiated Instruction in the Content Areas: Strategies for Reading, Thinking, and Writing to Learn | Scholastic.com | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Laura Robb has developed an approach to teaching reading that uses differentiation, teacher training, assessments and teaching tips to ensure that you have all the informamtion at hand to guide students to reading success.
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School librarians are the best partners in teaching writing to learn

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Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Reading Development | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Reading Development | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
Position statement adopted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association.
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reading and writing are closely intertwined and cannot be adequately taught apart from each other

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Home - The Reading & Writing Project

Home - The Reading & Writing Project | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it
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Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology: Paperless Mission #6: Setting Up GoodReader (iPad)

Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology: Paperless Mission #6: Setting Up GoodReader (iPad) | Reading and Writing Connection | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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some students might be more inclined to write using an app like this one

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