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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Reading | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading →

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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:43 AM

An interesting look at technology in the classroom from two case studies, one examining the use of avaliable software, the other examining freely avaliable web 2.0 tools. The results found that many of the softwares (such as Achieve3000) are dry and at times disconnected from classroom cirruculums because many software developers are more focused on developing science-based software than those related to languagre learning. On the other hand, free web 2.0 tools such as Collaborise Classroom allowed students to engage verbally with both their peers and online and was esay to intergrate into the everuday classroom/curriculum.

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text

Nonfiction as Mentor Text | Reading | Scoop.it

"Many people still hold to the belief that nonfiction writing is “just the facts,” often synonymous with formulaic, dull writing. Nothing could be further from the truth! For years, authors of all genres have honed their writing by reading literary nonfiction by the likes of David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and so many others."


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, April 12, 2013 8:27 AM
Just did a booktalk for 8th grade with non-fiction titles that coincided with a fiction - they literally flew off the shelves. This is why libraries & librarians are SO important in Common Core.
Matt Weld's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:30 PM

Great article that talks about how authors of nonfiction use the same skills in their craft that we are asking of students.  Links at the end to other good, related articles, too.

Gail Donahue's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:11 AM

This could be excellent background reading for content area teachers when trying to implement writing across the curriculum.