Tag Archives: Shift 5

Writing Instruction and the Common Core

If you have questions about writing and the Common Core, the following LearnZillion webinar will help. Joey Hawkins, the founder of the Vermont Writing Collaborative and author of Writing For Understanding: Using Backward Design To Help All Students Write Effectively, … Continue reading

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Blue Friday, A Focus on Writing

Implementation Specialists, site coaches, and personnel from district departments gathered to review content that will be shared with elementary schools on February 5th. The focus for the 5th is on writing with professional learning around Dr. Louisa Moats, the writing … Continue reading

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Writing and the Common Core: Samples & Techniques

The 3rd through 6th grade teachers at Alyce Taylor Elementary got a preview of the content to be shared at the January 17th Blue Friday, the Administrative and Supervisory meeting on January 24th and the Pink Wednesday on February 5th. … Continue reading

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Scaffolded Writing Lessons

This blog, along with the district, have been on quasi-hiatus during the winter break. We’re back to work and we’ll be focusing on writing and Core Action 2, from the Instructional Practice Guides, over the next couple of months. To … Continue reading

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Writing with the Common Core

http://www.sharemylesson.com, the website created by the American Federation of Teachers, has enlisted the aide of a number of distinguished academics to assist with the implementation of the Common Core.  Dr. Louisa Moats, a contributing writer of the Common Core State … Continue reading

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How Writing can Improve Reading

In a guide shared by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alliance for Excellent Education, Vanderbilt professors Steve Graham and Michael Hebert describe the evidence for how writing can improve reading. Among the recommendations: Have Students Write About … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Write Terribly

In a piece posted at Slate, writer and editor Matthew J.X. Malady, examines the writing section of the SAT. Through a series of interviews with college professors and those who prep students for the SAT, it becomes clear that the … Continue reading

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