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The Meek Moose: Writing Workshop Anchor Charts

The Meek Moose: Writing Workshop Anchor Charts | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
The students have a copy in their writing folders, but also, since I have it on a flip chart for my promethean board, I can often just have it projected on my wall during writing workshop time unless we have an additional skill that ...
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DROPBOX 4 DUMMIES - THE EASIEST DROPBOX GUIDE ON THE WEB

DROPBOX 4 DUMMIES - THE EASIEST DROPBOX GUIDE ON THE WEB | Writers Writing | Scoop.it

A simple guide to the installation and utilization of Dropbox (the online USB data storage device).

 

Dropbox, sometimes erroneously called "drop box", reached his version 1.1.45...


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5 Ways to Kick Start Your Creative Writing Process - UCWbLing

5 Ways to Kick Start Your Creative Writing Process - UCWbLing | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Creative writing is hard. Like, really, really hard. While I can bang out an academic paper in no time at all, I find myself agonizing over the keyboard for hours just to churn out a couple measly pages. Oftentimes, I find that the hardest part of creative writing is just starting the story.

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Slightly weird, but I can see how these ideas would make the breakthrough.

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5 clever ways to get the writing juice flowing. 

Courtney Rasberry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:47 PM

This would be so helpful for students to get started with writing in the classroom- especially with the time constraints they will have -like on the Writing Assessment.

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 11:27 PM

If these tips don't trigger some creative writing, maybe gluing a bunch of wadded up paper to your head will.

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Common Sense for the #CommonCore: Weekly Roundup (weekly ...

Common Sense for the #CommonCore: Weekly Roundup (weekly ... | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
tags: ccss commoncore math mathematics. : Announcing: Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool! This could help a lot of teachers. Something worth exploring. tags: commoncore ELA CCSS writing rubrics. Common Core: 7 ...
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Writing and Teaching: Common Core and Argument #ccss #engchat #edchat #ccchat | Common Core Online

Writing and Teaching: Common Core and Argument #ccss #engchat #edchat #ccchat | Common Core Online | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
New blog post - common core and writing "arguments" - http://t.co/46l4IpOw #engchat #edchat #ccss #commoncore...
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Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain: Writing Workshop ...

Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain: Writing Workshop ... | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
I love writing workshop. I think Lucy Calkins is amazing. I see such a difference in the writing of my students since I have been using the workshop approach. But, there are parts of the workshop model that haven't always ...
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firsthand: Units of Study for Teaching Writing, Grade by Grade

firsthand: Units of Study for Teaching Writing, Grade by Grade | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
.@MMEPrincipal Yes!there will be a new UOS for writing series aligned with #ccss.http://t.co/cxLKFYTE. K-5 pubs Mar'13 and 6-8 pubs Fall'13...
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Axe to the Frozen Sea: Writing Workshop Pros and Cons

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New at the blog: "Writing Workshop Pros and Cons" http://t.co/qZ6XIzkZ #writing...
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Linking the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of IDEAS « Six Trait Gurus

Linking the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of IDEAS « Six Trait Gurus | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Introduction How close is the connection between the Common Core State Standards for Writing and the Six Traits of Writing? Somewhat close? Pretty close? Try VERY. In fact, virtually every standard references one trait or ...
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6 Traits of Writing – Ideas « Fun in Fifth Grade at JCS

6 Traits of Writing – Ideas « Fun in Fifth Grade at JCS | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
This year is my 2nd year teaching writing. While I have been here for four years, the first two were spent teaching math to the 4th graders while the 4th grade teacher taught Language Arts to my 5th graders.
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Big Education Ape: Teaching to CCSS: Making Bricks Without Straw ...

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Frustrated reformers have pinned their hopes on new Common Core State Standards (CCSS ) that make explicit what a college-ready student should be able to do in math, reading and writing. The CCSS say content matters, ...
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Teachability: Writing

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Teachability is an environment for passionate teachers to connect, discuss, learn and improve. An environment where questions are welcome and breakthroughs are celebrated.
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The Meek Moose: Writing Workshop Anchor Charts

The Meek Moose: Writing Workshop Anchor Charts | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
The students have a copy in their writing folders, but also, since I have it on a flip chart for my promethean board, I can often just have it projected on my wall during writing workshop time unless we have an additional skill that ...
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I.N.K.: CCSS and the Big Picture

I.N.K.: CCSS and the Big Picture | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
The CCSS brings with it a renewed focus on informational text. The standards require teachers to use complex, literary nonfiction books in the classroom. This is good news for those of us who write books that fit this need.
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Writing Matters

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Today Deb Gaby and I finished leading the third day of a three-day Foundations of Writing Workshop training. At the end, we asked for reflections. Teacher after teacher commented on the impact of a...
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Inspiring Independent Writing Project Mentor Text (Part 1 of 5)

Inspiring Independent Writing Project Mentor Text (Part 1 of 5) | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Amy Krouse Rosenthal provides insight into her new word play book. Chronicle Books offers a giveaway of the book to one reader who comments on this post.

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Mentor Texts are a natural way to blend reading and writing instruction. 

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6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades

6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
As a pioneering researcher of the 6+1 TRAIT model, she conducts workshops, organizes national and international institutes, and writes extensively on writing assessment and instruction. Prior to joining NWREL, Ruth was English Teacher of ...
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8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education

8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
The following blog post was written by Lauren Davis. To read more newsworthy blog posts from Eye On Education, subscribe to our Insights eNewsletters....
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CCSS Aligned Writing Activities for Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken - Stephanie Patten Wrobleski

CCSS Aligned Writing Activities for Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken - Stephanie Patten Wrobleski | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost is one of the best loved and most well known poems.

Use it to prompt your students to write reflective, narrative and expository pieces.
PLEASE SEE THE PREVIEW FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE TASKS.
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Writing in science class

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Good article from nsta about writing in science class. Connections to CCSS and NGSS readily apparent.
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Plotting Your CCSS Path | Active Learning

Plotting Your CCSS Path | Active Learning | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Others planned to turn in this document to administrators or Board members to show, in Common Core language, how their work contributes to the CCSS implementation initiative. A few others said they would use this to plan ...
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A Little Bit of Literacy: Why I Embrace the CCSS Writing Standards

A Little Bit of Literacy: Why I Embrace the CCSS Writing Standards | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Educators everywhere are in a tizzy about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) pushing non-fiction reading and writing throughout the English Language Arts (ELA) curriculums. "We need to read and write more ...
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Linking the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of ORGANIZATION « Six ...

Linking the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of ORGANIZATION « Six ... | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Introduction A recent post focused on connecting the trait of Ideas with the Common Core. This time around, we'll look at Organization: ordering ideas to make them both clear and interesting. We'll define the trait, link it to the ...
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Common Core Practice | Chickens, Clouds and the View Outside Your Window

Common Core Practice | Chickens, Clouds and the View Outside Your Window | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Our three tasks this week involve argumentative writing about a neighborhood dispute, narrative writing about what you see out your window, and informative writing about cloud forecasting.
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326-Short Film Writing Workshop (Grade 7-AS Level)

326-Short Film Writing Workshop (Grade 7-AS Level) | Writers Writing | Scoop.it
Ref no:- RIMS/PUNE/VII-AS/301012/326 Date: October 30, 2012. SHORT FILM WRITING WORKSHOP. (Grade- VII-AS). Warm Wishes & Greetings! Dear Parents,. Entre Nous 'An event management company' brings a free ...
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Encouraging the Reluctant Writer

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I did find some help when reading an article at Mom's Homeroom on how to conquer essay writing fears. Most of our states have adopted something called the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) which is a nationwide ...
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