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With beginning writers I had them learn to keep sentences short, sweet but complete.

Connecting Your Students with the World:
Tools and Projects to Make Global Collaboration Come Alive, K-8
by @plnaugle @wkrakower @cybraryman1

Samples of Student Writing in Grades K-12
Appendix C of the English Language Arts Standards
From the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Teacher Notes
Writing Letters

I used to teach my students how to write letters. We had certain projects where they were required to write letters asking for information. I made copies of their letters. When the responses to their requests came in we made a bulletin board showing the letters the students had written next to the response. It made a very interesting bulletin board and a good learning process.

Letter Writing

Letter Generator

Best Books for Teaching About Letter Writing

Business Letter: Writing Resources

Writing an Apology Letter

Letter Writing Guide - Letter Writing & Sample Letters

How to Write a Thank-You Note

Letter Example Help

Cybrary Man can come into your classroom (via Skype and Mixbook) and show your students how he wrote one of his educational activity booklets.

One of Cybrary Man's Mixbooks

Cybrary Man's Writing Career

My Authors & Making Books Page

My Blogs Page

My Classroom Blogs Page

My STUDENT Blogs Page

PEEL = every paragraph- point, explain/ example, evaluate, link back to question.

Story Telling and Story Sites

My Story Telling Page

My Digital Story Telling Page

The Elements of Style

The Writing Teacher's Strategy Guide

Essay Punch: steps of writing a basic essay

High School Journalism
Descriptive Writing with Virginia Hamilton
Paragraph Punch
Tips-O-Matic: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays

My Grammar Page

My Plagiarism Page

Writing a Summary or Précis

Teaching Writing

Writing Fix Get your daily writing fix here.

Teaching Writing - Resource Topics - National Writing Project

The Writing Process

The Writing Process Notebook

Argumentative Writing

Argument Writing @ Web English Teacher

Argument  Writing Lesson Plans @ Web English Teacher

The Argumentative Essay - Purdue OWL

How To Write An Argument Essay

Argumentative Essay Writing Strands

Argumentative Paper Format

Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher

My Debate page

Persuasive Writing

Persuasive  Writing Lesson Plans @ Web English Teacher

Read Write Think Lesson Plan Can You Convince Me Developing Persuasive Writing

Writing a Persuasive Paragraph

Persuasive Letter Rubric

Persuasive Letter

Our 100 Most Popular Student Questions for Debate and Persuasive Writing - The New York Times

Expository Writing

Expository Writing

Teaching Expository Writing

Expository Writing (WebEnglish Teacher)

Figurative Writing

Figurative Language sites

Interactive Notebooks

Planning and Setting Up Interactive Notebooks for Teachers YouTube

Overview for Interactive Notebook

Informational Writing

My Informational Texts Page

Style Guides
Citing Electronic Resources

Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition

Writing on Demand

Tips for Writing on Demand

Ten Tips to Teach On-Demand Writing

Prompts for Writing On Demand Assessments

Comic Creator
Letter Generator
ReadWriteThink Postcard Creator


Printing Press - Create a brochure, booklet,
flyer or newspaper

6 Traits Teachers Chatboard (TNet)

6 Traits of Writing - Language Arts FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games

6+1 Trait® Writing

Six Traits Writing Assessment

WritingFix Our Homepage for the 6 Writing Traits

WritingFix: a 6-Trait Writing Lesson
inspired by Ben Harper's "With My Own Two Hands"

RAFT Writing (Scaffolding Students' Interactions with Texts)
Instructional Strategies Online - RAFT

RAFT Writing Prompts: Writing Fix

Using the RAFT Writing Strategy - ReadWriteThink


WritingFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...
RAFT Writing Assignments

Reading Rockets: RAFT

ReadingQuest Strategies RAFT Papers

Transitional Devices
Transitional Devices

Transition Words and Phrases

Types & Examples of Transitions

Transition Signals

Transition Words and Phrases


The Art of Paraphrasing

Paraphrase Write it in Your Own Words - The OWL at Purdue

Learning to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing

Education World ® Lesson Planning The Long and Short of It Summarizing Important Details

PeKay's Little Author - Create a storybook

My Bloom's Taxonomy Page

My Books Page

My Reading & Literacy Page

My Scaffolding Page

My Vocabulary Page

My Word Pages

Pilot Handwriting

Lesson Plan: Approaching Mark Twain's Life and Works - NYTimes

National Day on Writing: A Celebration October 20th -  #whyIwrite

National Day of Writing
National Day on Writing - National Writing Project
Countdown to National Day on Writing: (October 20) - International Writing Centers Association

National Day on Writing (Oct. 20) #Writing2Connect


Daily Writing Tips

Writing Topics | Thoughtful Learning K-12

BoomWriter: For Students That Think They Hate Writing

Motivated to Write: 30+ Resources #GAETC13 : Teacher Reboot Camp

Writing Resources to Inspire Students

Free Essay Writing Guides and Samples

Skills Practice | Writing Effective Openings - NYTimes

Teaching Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond - #engchat

Write On! for Kids - LiveBinder

Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Lesson Plans @Web English Teacher

More Creative Writing Lesson Plans @Web English Teacher

How to Write Creatively at scribblepad

Border Paper for Creative Writing

8 Unique Free Resources Students Can Use to Improve Their Writing Skills

Ten Ideas That Get Kids Writing - National Writing Project

19 Amazing Writing Tips from Famous Writers

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

55 Interesting Ways*  to Support Writing in the Classroom - "Google Docs"

When kids write because they want to, not because we tell them to — EduCon 2.4 - Writing Around Our Lives

Writing Tools

My Cartoons, Comics & Animation page

StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.

Writing with Writers |Scholastic

ZooBurst - Digital Storytelling Tool

8 Web Tools That Make Writing Fun! | Catlin Tucker

Using Web Tools for Student Publishing: Projects Across Curriculum Areas | Scholastic

Web 2.0 Tools for Reluctant Writers - LiveBinder

Eight Great Strategies -- Details Leads Narrative Expository Description

Writing Skills Videos

The Importance of Good Writing

Helping Students Write Better in All Courses

Teaching Revision Skills in the Writing Classroom

Using Technology to Encourage Writing - Elmo

How to Paraphrase @Web English Teacher

My Writing Prompts Page

Writing Process Animated Movie - BrainPop

The Writing Center - Writing Resources

Student Writing Models

Mechanics, Writing Conventions

One Word

NonFiction Writing Guide

How To Write an Essay

Crafting the Essay

How to Write an Essay: 10 Easy Steps

Basic Guide to Essay Writing

What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes A Good Short Story II

LEO Literacy Education Online

Essay Writing
Essays and Other Writing Activities for Early Writers EnchantedLearning

How to write an essay

Writing Tips Essay Builder - WritingDEN

Writing Essay Exams

Essay Skills - College Essays - Writing Tips - College Admissions

Transition Words


WritingFix: The Writing Process...Revision Resources

Revision @Web English Teacher

4 Steps of Revision

Replace - Add - Delete - Re-order


Handwriting for Kids

Seven Ways to Help with Handwriting

Basic Handwriting for Kids - Cursive

Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker

Handwriting and penmanship resources

Tips on How Adults Can Improve Their Handwriting

Calligraphy Links
Tracing Paper

My Journalism Page


How To Teach Commenting Skills  Educational Blogging

How to Compose a Quality Comment!

Learn How To Comment

Mrs. Kolbert’s Class Blog » How To Be a Good Commenter

Quality Commenting Video by Third Graders | Langwitches Blog

We-R-Blogging - Guidelines

Getting Students Blogging! Students CAN do it! |

Blogging: Teaching Commenting Skills

Recommendations for Writing Comments on Student Papers

Improving Student Writing: Using Feedback as a Teaching Tool

Tips for Commenting on Student Writing The Teaching Center

Teaching Strategies: Feedback on Student Writing

Respond to student writing - Enhancing Education

Editing and Proofreading

Ancient Scripts: Writing System General Strategies for Editing and Proofreading

Every-Day Edits - Education World ®

Proofreading Makes Perfect

Proofreading Practice - Grade 6

Proofreading Practice - Grade 9

The Goofs: Editing Activities

ReadWriteThink Lesson Plan Peer Edit With Perfection Teaching Effective Peer-Editing Strategies

A+ Research & Writing
Write 4 Kids

Guide to Grammar and Writing


Multigenre Writing @Web English Teacher

Your Multigenre Web

Multigenre Research Project

Introduction to Multigenre

Multigenre Writing: An Answer to Many Questions

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Writing Tips, Tutorials ...
The Pulitzer Prizes
Writing DEN!
Read WriteThink
Journaling - S.C.O.R.E.
Journal Ideas
Writingmod « primarypete

Writers and Editors - Occupational Outlook Handbook

Tips for Teaching ELLs to Write

Colorín Colorado :: Standards-Based Writing for ELLs

The Education Alliance: Teaching Diverse Learners -- Writing

Teaching ELL: Reading and Writing Strategies | Scholastic

Writing with ELL students - Language Arts Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Teaching Idea


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