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WritingFix: Sentence Fluency Resources and Lessons

WritingFix: Sentence Fluency Resources and Lessons | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Sentence Fluency is just one of the six writing traits. In Nevada, where only four traits (ideas, organization, voice, and conventions) are "officially" assessed on the fifth grade state writing test, you can elements of sentence fluency embedded on the state's conventions rubric. So, as we say in our trait trainings, even though sentence fluency doesn't have its own rubric on the state test, teaching it well can improve students' convention scores.


Sentence Fluency is a complex trait that should be discussed, explored, and further developed every year that students learn to write in school; both kindergartners and high school seniors can be taught to think about developmentally appropriate skills that are associated with sentence fluency. This page contains sentence fluency lessons and resources that we consider appropriate for sharing with third graders and up. If you are working with primary writers and the six traits, be sure to visit WritingFix's 6 Traits and Primary Writing Homepage for lessons designed specifically for those grade levels.


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The Pencil Metaphor - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #edtech

The Pencil Metaphor - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #edtech | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
I joined a bunch of Google+ Communities where people congregate to ask questions and generously share resources. I just saw a recent post from Michael Parent to the Instructional Technology Integra...

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:03 AM

Which category do you fall into?

Roslyn Manning's curator insight, June 26, 2014 9:52 AM

Strive to be LEADers! #edtech #edchat 

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Why Education in Finland Works

AFT President Randi Weingarten visits schools in Finland to learn how they have ascended to the top in student achievement.
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I've always been interested in what education looks like in other countries with high success rates in their students. The small class sizes and fostered relationships seems to be a cornerstone in their success. The respect given to the teachers is remarkable- compared to a doctor! That is the biggest difference I see, and wish we had those same values in the United States.

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My Middle Schoolers Actually LOVE Our Unit Overview Sheets! | transformED

My Middle Schoolers Actually LOVE Our Unit Overview Sheets! | transformED | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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I mean, when was the last time you stumbled across a middle schooler who LOVED -- all caps on purpose -- ANY handout that had to do with school?

But it's true: My students -- who I surveyed last week in an attempt to gather some feedback about the unit overview sheets that my learning team developed together -- really dig the tool that we're using to give them opportunities to reflect on what they're learning. 


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This may not be tech, but it fits perfectly for the new interactive text books!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:59 PM

Bill Ferriter suggests a different way to share objectives with students through the use of an Overview Sheet. What is an Overview Sheet. Ferriter states it is a  "one-page handout that includes a list of every objective that students need to master written in student-friendly language.  The handout also includes unit vocabulary and a few essential questions designed to spark thinking and start conversations."

An example of one is provided in the post (which you may download and you see part of in the image) as is a download where he shares students thoughts on self assessments. This may be something you would like to try with your students.

Sue Ann's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:13 PM

I loved the Unit Overview sheets, and how students rate their mastery of the objectives. 

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Classroom Technology

Classroom Technology | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Amazing discussions and tips to integrate technology into the classroom!

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21st Century Education

21st Century Education.
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The definition of being a teacher/student is absolutely changing! In order to perform in that globalized world, we all need to step up our game with technology. We, as teachers, need to recognize those technologies that will help make education innovative, as this website highlights. I love the internship idea to engage reluctant students.

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