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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

3 Strategies to Fire Up Hesitant Writers | Edutopia

7 Important Ways That the Web Has Changed
Writing Skill Requirements

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

ReadWriteThink Postcard Creator

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

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

Paragraph Punch

Tips-O-Matic: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays

Writing a Summary or Précis

My Grammar page

My Plagiarism page

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

Evidence-Based Argument Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

The Argumentative Essay - Purdue OWL

How To Write An Argument Essay

Argumentative Essay Writing Strands

Argumentative Paper Format

My Debate page

Persuasive Writing

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

Persuasive Letter Rubric

Persuasion Unit

How to Write an Amazing Persuasive Essay
EasyBib Blog

Our 100 Most Popular
Student Questions for Debate
and Persuasive Writing

Expository Writing

Expository Writing

Figurative Writing

What is Figurative Language?

My Metaphors page

My Idioms page

Interactive Notebooks

My Interactive Notebook
Sketchnote page

Style Guides

Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition

My Bibliography & Citation Styles page

6 Traits of Writing - Language Arts

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)

RAFT Writing Prompts: Writing Fix

Using the RAFT Writing Strategy - ReadWriteThink


Reading Rockets: RAFT

What is the National Day on Writing? (Oct. 20) #Writing2Connect

National Writing Project

 International Writing Centers Association



Daily Writing Tips

Writing Topics | Thoughtful Learning K-12

My Writing Prompts page

BoomWriter: For Students That Think They Hate Writing

Writing Resources to Inspire Students

Free Essay Writing Guides and Samples

Write On! for Kids - LiveBinder

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Creative Writing, Page 2

How to Write Creatively at scribblepad

5 Ways Creative Writing Makes Students Productive and Motivated - The Edvocate

15 Essential Academic Writing Tools for the New School Year

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

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

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

Writing Tools

My Cartoons, Comics & Animation page

StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.

Writing with Writers |Scholastic

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

Web 2.0 Tools for Reluctant Writers - LiveBinder

Writing Skills Videos

Teaching Revision Skills in the Writing Classroom

How to Paraphrase

Writing Process Animated Movie - BrainPop

Student Writing Models

Punctuation, Mechanics, Writing Conventions

My Punctuation page

One Word

NonFiction Writing Guide

My Non Fiction page

Essay Writing

Essays and Other Writing Activities for Early Writers EnchantedLearning

Writing Tips Essay Builder - WritingDEN

Essay Skills - College Essays - Writing Tips - College Admissions

Transitional Devices

Transition Words and Phrases - Writing Research Papers

Transition Words


WritingFix: The Writing Process...Revision Resources

Editing Your Writing


4 Steps of Revision

Replace - Add - Delete - Re-order

My Journalism page

How To Teach Commenting Skills  Educational Blogging

Respond to student writing - Enhancing Education

Editing and Proofreading

Students! Why Proofreading is the
Most Important Thing for Your Scholarship

Every-Day Edits - Education World ®

Proofreading Makes Perfect

Proofreading Practice - Grade 6

Proofreading Practice - Grade 9

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


Paraphrase Write it in Your Own Words
The OWL at Purdue

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


Multigenre Projects

Introduction to Multigenre

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

The Pulitzer Prizes

Writing DEN!

Read WriteThink

Colorín Colorado :: Standards-Based Writing for ELLs

Teaching ELL: Reading and Writing Strategies | Scholastic

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

My Bloom's Taxonomy page

My Books page

My NaNoWrMo - National Novel Writing Month page

My Reading & Literacy page

My Scaffolding page

My Vocabulary page

My Word pages










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Ernest Hemingway's Work Area
Key West, Florida