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Grammar for Writing: What You Must Know to Teach It Efficiently

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Every native speaker of a language knows its fundamental grammar. Grammar for writing- so we are both singing from the same piece of sheet music.

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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin| The Committed Sardine

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Teaching Grammar for Writing Means Focusing on Writers' Needs

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A writer's grammar needs differ from a test-takers's needs. Teaching grammar for writing demands a tight focus to keep writing mechanics from swamping the writing process.

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A Picture of Language

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How a teacher in Homer, N.Y., changed the way students learn grammar.

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The Eyes of a Writer: A Strategy for Improving Students’ Writing Skills | Faculty Focus

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How many times have you provided feedback in the margins of students’ papers, only to find that you’re providing the very same feedback on the next set of papers? As a new faculty member, I was left dumbfounded by this experience.

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I think, therefore I blog » Philosophy of writing instruction

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They will also want to know how I am going to incorporate the SOL into writing instruction. Making sure that the SOL is being covered in instruction for each lesson. 2. What is it important to do when teaching writing?

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Beauty of the Unplanned

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A little girl wearing a fancy dress, a gift from her aunt. We didn’t have plans so we found a local playground. I was compelled to document the beauty of it. The carefree spontaneity. The ech... (The world is poetry.
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Teaching Grammar for Writing Means Focusing on Writers' Needs

Teaching Grammar for Writing Means Focusing on Writers' Needs | That Kind of Blue | Scoop.it
A writer's grammar needs differ from a test-takers's needs.
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Writing: When Experience Molds Your Teaching – the What, the Why and the How | The Inspired Classroom

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Good read: RT @inspired_clsrm Writing: When Experience Molds Your Teaching – the What, the Why and the How http://t.co/1IFcDbxJ...

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Teaching Kids to Write Takes a Whole-Process Perspective

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Best practices in teaching kids to write are grounded in teaching writing as a whole process rather than as isolated writing skills. That is because writing is a complex skill.

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Mystery solved: How to get boys to write - The Changing World - NZ Herald News

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BRITAIN - Blogging may have solved one of the most pressing problems that has perplexed the education world for years: how to get boys to write properly.

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A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook

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A Writer’s Notebook is an essential part of the Writing Workshop model in the upper grades. I also believe that every teacher of writing needs a writer’s notebook. Mem Fox says, “If you are not a writer, you will not understand the difficulties of writing. If you are not a writer, you will not know the fears and hopes of the writers you teach.” Below are just a few of the entries in my writer’s notebook. I will add student samples as soon as I can get them photographed and uploaded.


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Writing Across the Curriculum: Classroom Activities

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Effective writing activities can help students learn any type of content better. I found a great list of resources from Ohio State University on incorporating writing into lesson plans. I could see...

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Detroit Poetry Blog: B in the City: Webisode 5

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