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How to teach writing, reading and thinking — Joanne Jacobs

How to teach writing, reading and thinking — Joanne Jacobs | Writing in the CC | Scoop.it
Not all writing instruction is helpful, Willingham writes. Students learn to write well if they're taught “the nuts and bolts,” such as “text structure, how to use specific strategies for planning, revising, or editing text, and so on.
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School districts not resting on laurels - Muskego Now

School districts not resting on laurels - Muskego Now | Writing in the CC | Scoop.it
School districts not resting on laurelsMuskego NowReading and writing instruction is more individualized than before and literacy is being taught in all subjects using technology to a greater extent.
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Evidence-based practices for teaching writing

Evidence-based practices for teaching writing | Writing in the CC | Scoop.it

"The list of recommendations presented below is based on scientific studies of students in grades 4–12. The strategies for teaching writing are listed according to the magnitude of their effects. Practices with the strongest effects are listed first.... All of the strategies are potentially useful, and we encourage teachers to use a combination of strategies to best meet the needs of their students.


Via Karen LaBonte, Dennis T OConnor
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Cursive Writing Instruction Being Phased Out in Some Schools ...

Cursive Writing Instruction Being Phased Out in Some Schools ... | Writing in the CC | Scoop.it
Common Core Standards Phase Out Cursive Writing It was once common practice for students to be graded in the area of “penmanship,” as children labored over lined paper to replicate their teachers' cursive Qs and Zs.
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Out In Left Field: What matters most in the "Writing Revolution"

Out In Left Field: What matters most in the "Writing Revolution" | Writing in the CC | Scoop.it
Peg Tyre's recent article in the Atlantic, "The Writing Revolution,” provoked controversy among educators, many of whom find direct instruction in writing, particularly at the level of sentences, to be unnatural, ineffective, joy ...
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