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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

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

A+ Research & Writing
Write 4 Kids


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

My Debate page

Persuasive Writing

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

Persuasive Letter Rubric

Persuasive Letter

Persuasion Unit

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

Expository Writing

Expository Writing (WebEnglish Teacher)

Figurative Writing

Figurative Language sites

Interactive Notebooks

My Interactive Notebook - Sketchnote page

Style Guides
Citing Electronic Resources

Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition

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

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


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

Reading Rockets: RAFT


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

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

My Bloom's Taxonomy page

My Books page

My Reading & Literacy page

My Scaffolding page

My Vocabulary page

My Word pages

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

Looking at The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

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

15 Essential Academic Writing Tools for the New School Year

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

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

Teaching Revision Skills in the Writing Classroom

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

What Makes A Good Short Story

LEO Literacy Education Online

Essay Writing
Essays and Other Writing Activities for Early Writers EnchantedLearning

How to Write an Essay » Resources » Surfnetkids

Crafting the Essay

Basic Guide to Essay Writing

Writing Tips Essay Builder - WritingDEN

Essay Skills - College Essays - Writing Tips - College Admissions

Transitional Devices
Transition Words and Phrases

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

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

Improving Student Writing: Using Feedback as a Teaching Tool

Respond to student writing - Enhancing Education

Editing and Proofreading

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

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

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


Multigenre Writing @Web English Teacher

Your Multigenre Web

Multigenre Research Project

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


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