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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

Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop - Introduction - TeachersFirst

Writer's Workshop

Writing Workshop Resources and Ideas

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

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

Authors & Making Books page

Blogs page

Classroom Blogs page

Student Blogs page

PEEL = every paragraph

point explain/ example, evaluate, link back to question.

Story Telling and Story Sites

Story Telling page

Digital Story Telling page

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

Grammar page

Plagiarism page

Teaching Writing

The Writing Process

The Writing Process Notebook

Argumentative Writing

How To Write An Argument Essay

Argumentative Essay Writing Strands

Argumentative Paper Format

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

Expository Writing

Expository Writing

Figurative Writing

What is Figurative Language?

Metaphors page

Idioms page

Interactive Notebook
Sketchnote page

Style Guides

Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition

Bibliography & Citation Styles page

RAFT Writing
(Scaffolding Students' Interactions with Texts)

Using the RAFT Writing Strategy - ReadWriteThink

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

National Writing Project

 International Writing Centers Association



Daily Writing Tips

Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum - The Edvocate

Writing Topics | Thoughtful Learning K-12

Writing Prompts page

BoomWriter: For Students That Think They Hate Writing

Learning to Write, Writing to Learn @ASCD Educational Leadership

Writing Resources to Inspire Students

Free Essay Writing Guides and Samples

8 Ways for Students to Invest in Their Writing Skills Without Spending a Dime | Emerging Education Technologies

15 Tips and Online Resources That Will Help Students Improve Their Writing | Emerging Education Technologies

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

7 Online Writing Tools Your Teachers Might Not Tell You About | Emerging Education Technologies

20+ Web Tools to Help Students with Their Writing

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

Writing Tools

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

Writing Process Animated Movie - BrainPop

Student Writing Models

Punctuation, Mechanics, Writing Conventions

Punctuation page

One Word

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


Editing Your Writing


4 Steps of Revision

Replace - Add - Delete - Re-order

Journalism page

Editing and Proofreading

Every-Day Edits - Education World ®

Proofreading Makes Perfect

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


How to Paraphrase

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


Multigenre Projects

Introduction to Multigenre

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

The Pulitzer

Read WriteThink

Colorín Colorado :: Standards-Based Writing for ELLs

Bloom's Taxonomy page

Books page

NaNoWrMo - National Novel Writing Month page

Reading & Literacy page

Scaffolding page

Vocabulary page

Word pages

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Key West, Florida