Focus on Writing

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) -- POLICY ON TEACHING WRITING


Best Practices


An important article on mindset and motivation.

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Research on the 5 Paragraph Essay
National Writing Project has a collection of essays and technical reports about the essay, including an article by Mary Ann Smith called "Are You Ready for College Writing?"

Check out this blog called Writing: Unteachable or Mistaught

On Pinterest, you'll find lots of resources about the FPE.

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Writer's Notebook:

Curious about ways to get reluctant writers to write?

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Writing Outside of School

 
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Want to hear about writing in the big picture with perseverance, struggle, and failure? This is it -- and, dang, is it inspiring.  Sep 1, 2015, 6:44 AM Stevi Quate
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In "How I Replaced Shakespeare," Joel Stein writes about Common Core and in the process builds a great argument for using mentor text, even though he never mentions the phrase.   39k v. 1 Jul 7, 2015, 9:23 AM Stevi Quate
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The writer argues quite passionately that 21st literacy requires students to write in ALL disciplines and urges teachers to rethink Vines, graphic organizers, and exit slips.  Aug 30, 2015, 5:44 PM Stevi Quate
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I've been curating articles and videos about writing from writers for awhile. On my ScoopIt site, you'll find those resources.  Sep 1, 2015, 6:48 AM Stevi Quate
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This chart contrasts writing that is assigned and writing that is taught.  137k v. 1 Jul 7, 2015, 9:24 AM Stevi Quate
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In "Authentic Writing," Grant Wiggins argues for assigning authentic writing tasks. More than likely this article will either make you mad or cause you cheer. What do you think? Is on the mark with his comments about we get what we ask for?  671k v. 1 Jul 7, 2015, 9:23 AM Stevi Quate
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Regie Routman is quite clear about her Writing Essentials. How clear are you about your essentials? Your bottom lines?  63k v. 1 Jul 7, 2015, 9:23 AM Stevi Quate
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