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Blooms Taxonomy According to Seinfeld. Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results. The seventh and eighth graders in my math class at O'Farrell Community School in San Diego work in groups of five or six.

Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results

One student in each group presents a stamp designed by group members for the country of Guinea. They had started the assignment by creating small versions of their designs, then rendered them as large posters -- learning math by calculating ratios as they increased their artwork in size. (Art was my college major, and I'm always looking for ways to link math and visuals.) The presenters in each group explain the decisions they made as they worked on the project, and ask their classmates for feedback on how they can revise and improve their work. These sessions, called critique circles, are one of many innovative educational practices adopted at O'Farrell as part of a comprehensive restructuring effort. Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback.

Teacher 2 Teacher Help. Prdv-72724.pdf. Whole Class Instruction in Studying Author's Craft and Intent (5-8)

Teachers College Video taped lesson on narrative. GREAT! – maryannebs

Evidence-based practices for teaching writing. Ohio University. Donald Murray “Teach Writing as a Process Not Product” (1972) Description In “Teach Writing as a Process Not Product” Donald Murray writes that the literature education of many writing teachers has trained us to view student writing as a fixed product.

Resources available on this website for teaching process writing. – maryannebs

His argument is that student writing should instead be thought of as a developing process.

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The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing. It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal.

The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing

Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. Ruth Culham admits to being a writing thief—and she wants you and your students to become writing thieves, too! A major part of becoming a writing thief is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, discover more than 90 excellent mentor texts, along with straight-forward activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes.

Chapters also include brief essays from beloved writing thieves such as Lester Laminack, David L. IRA Books : The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing. Ruth Culham It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal.

IRA Books : The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing

Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. AdLIT > In Perspective Magazine > Stray from the Conventional Wisdom: Show Writers How to Shape Writing with Grammar and Mechanics. Feature by Jeff Anderson Before we can talk about what's unconventional in the teaching of grammar and mechanics, we have to settle on what's conventional.

AdLIT > In Perspective Magazine > Stray from the Conventional Wisdom: Show Writers How to Shape Writing with Grammar and Mechanics

I'd have to say death by editing or tough-love-error eradication― you know, papers splattered with red marking off a crime scene of error. L3 08Teaching writing an analysis. New Media sem 2.2007.

Cassidy, Katy. "Grammar Blogs: Can They Measure Up to Printed Style Guides?" Writing, Editing, and Publishing student, The University of Queensland, Australia 2007 A paper which the author evaluates using blogs as a tool for teaching punctuation and grammar. She listed criteria for evaluating blog sites. The end of the article gave a long list of blogs that could be used as tools for teaching the ideas in Chapters 9 and 10 in 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. – maryannebs

Teaching Grammar in Context: Stepping away from Grammar in Isolation. Sysoyev - Integrative L2 Grammar Teaching: Exploration, Explanation and Expression. The Internet TESL Journal Pavel V.

Sysoyev, Pavel. "ntegrative L2 Grammar Teaching: Exploration, Explanation and Expression." The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. V, No. 6, June 1999 Article is about teaching writing to ESL students. Described the EEE method. Exploration, Explanation, Expression and how it works within the Zone of Proximal Development. Based on research done on ESL students from Russia and on Vgostsky's theories of development. – maryannebs
Sysoyev - Integrative L2 Grammar Teaching: Exploration, Explanation and Expression

Inspiring Stories from America's Great Educators. Holly Fairbrother Year 8 (Elementary) Nexus International School Singapore 4 x 40 minute lessons.

Inspiring Stories from America's Great Educators

Engl4890jsCollaborationEthicsInWritingFall05.pdf. Every Punctuation Mark Matters: A Minilesson on Semicolons. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Gardner, Traci. "Every Punctuation Mark Matters: A Minilesson on Semicolons" March 2013 Students use a letter from when Martin Luther King was in jail to analyze the use of the semi-colon. The lesson contains many references, websites, videos, and more lessons that compliment the teaching of punctuation within context to gather meaning or show the emotion that the punctuation is able to create. A consistently valid website that contains lessons within the best practices of teaching. Many lessons can be adapted to fit the appropriate grade level. – maryannebs

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

Every Punctuation Mark Matters: A Minilesson on Semicolons

More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More. Elaine and Mr. Lippman - Exclamation points. How To Use Exclamation Marks (Punctuation) Learn how to use exclamations marks properly and effectively with VideoJug's help.

How To Use Exclamation Marks (Punctuation)

Spice up your sentences with this emotive use of punctuation. Step 1: Introduction The exclamation mark is used instead of a full stop at the end of a short phrase or sentence that expresses very strong feelings. The Passion of Punctuation. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

The Passion of Punctuation - A Lesson Plan by NCTE Connie Ruzich and Marena Perkins 2015 A series of lessons that focuses on using punctuation to create voice within a piece of writing. Students are taught the punctuation within the context and analyze it to explore the emotions associated with the deliberate use of the comma, semicolon, exclamation point, etc. In an effort to make punctuation more accessible to students, this unit explores emotions that are associated with the artful and deliberate use of commas, semicolons, colons, and exclamation points. The website provides tools (videos) for correct usage of the punctuation and students are asked to experiment with it within their own writing. A valuable website with many links to other related resources. – maryannebs

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

The Passion of Punctuation

More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade. Sean Ruday NCTE 2013 The Grammar Toolbox Presentation.

Ruday, Sean. "The Grammar Toolbox Presentation." NCTE 2013 Power Point Presentation A power point presentation for teachers. Asks questions about the importance of teaching grammar. Shows research about how teaching grammar out of context does not improve writing. Gives recommendations for how to teach grammar in context to improve student writing and teach the Common Core Standards. A valuable resource to refer to when creating a presentation for teachers. – maryannebs

NCTE Packet PBL. SG_Fresh_Punctuation.pdf. Steve peha ttms conventional wisdom. Ttms flp steve peha writing teachers strategy guide packet. Teaching Grammar: There Has to Be a Better Way (And There Is!) Editor's Note: Steve Peha is the President of Teaching That Makes Sense, an education consultancy based in Carrboro, NC. He writes regularly on education policy on The National Journal Education Experts Blog.

His work has also been featured in The Washington Post, DropoutNation, EdNews, and The Carborro Citizen. He is the author of three books on teaching: Be a Writer, Be a Better Writer, and Reading Allowed. Grammar instruction is making a comeback but in all the wrong ways.

Grammar Resources

TED Talks.