Writing

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Feb'15

CATE 2015

PATTERNING LEADS TO ORIGINALITY What a delight to see you at the PATTERNS session at CATE 2015 in San Jose. …

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Feb'15

Credible Text???

What Questions Can Help One Decide? Students sometimes wonder what questions they should be asking about a text.  Tell them …

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Dec'14

Sensitivity to Holidays

Writing About the Holidays The holiday season, for many, extends from November through February.  Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, …

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Nov'14

Exploring Genres of Fiction #2

#2 – Historical Fiction Teaching or assigning historical fiction can be a rewarding experience for teacher and students.  I’ve found …

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Oct'14

Writing Tight – In 25 Words

National Day of Writing – October 20 Composing or Summarizing Briefly I thought you’d be interested in an in-class activity to get …

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Oct'14

October Celebrations

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is …

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May'14

Summative Assessments

Prepping for Exams Students should not be surprised about what they are expected to know and be able to do …

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Apr'14

POETRY DISCUSSION Questions

POETRY DISCUSSION Questions

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Apr'14

Earth Day – Lyrics and Punctuation

Earth Day Inspires Writing   April 22  is Earth Day as proclaimed by the United Nations in 2009.  Here’s an …

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Apr'14

Pattern Writing

 Commemorative Essay about Favorite Author  A commemorative essay is a type of writing that celebrates or simply analyzes an important …

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