College – Writing

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May'15

Revisions that Improve Writing

How Do I Make It Better? ” Students sometimes wonder how they can make a well written early draft even …

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Oct'13

Writing Convincing Arguments

Writing Convincing Arguments* “You cannot convince a confused person, so keep things tidy and ordered.” Reading Critically “When you read, …

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Sep'13

Writing – Reflection, Responses and Grades

Student Feedback  You’ll hear lots of great ideas from colleagues near and far. Here are some to add to those …

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Aug'13

Talking and Writing About Texts

Talking and Writing about Text Preparing to Talk LITERARY ILLUMINATIONS*: Locate a few special sections of the reading that the …

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Oct'12

Ignite Writing by Patterning

“There’s nothing new under the sun!” True, but students can be inspired by the old to do something new for …

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Oct'12

Argumentation versus Persuasion

Check out this discussion thread on English Companion Ning which includes Carol S’s distinction, as well as a list of …

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Sep'12

Successful Writing Program

An approach proven successful for me has taken several years to develop.  But it does seem to encourage students to …

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Aug'12

Train Essays and Pie Paragraphs –

 Seeing is Believing Sometimes, when students SEE how essays work, they can write their own with more confidence and competence. …

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Mar'12

Writing Poetry Across the Curriculum

Writing Poetry April is Poetry Month throughout the nation and what an exciting and creative way to have your students …

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Jan'12

Contemporary Controversy – From Pro/Con

Controversial Current Events Are you asking your students to write argumentative or persuasive essays and speeches? COMMON CORE ELA STANDARDS …

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