Writing

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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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03

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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21

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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18

Sep'12

Critiquing or Grading Writing

It is helpful to understand the difference between critiquing student writing and grading student writing.  This link, Critiquing or Grading can …

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14

Sep'12

Literacy is More than Books and Pens

     “Where’s an English teacher when you need one?” began Dr. Robert Probst, at a session I attended at a …

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08

Sep'12

4321 Journal Prompts and Essential Questions

 Looking for a way to inspire students to talk and write about what they read, hear and view?  A colleague, …

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24

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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30

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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04

Mar'12

Grading Poetry

First, of course, it’s important to decide what you want to learn about the students and their ability to write …

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17

Feb'12

Six-Traits for Peer Responding

Peer Responses and RAGS Read-Around Groups (RAGS) or Writing Workshops Here’s a version of the Six-Traits Rubric  you can adapt to a …

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