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Contents contributed and discussions participated by mrs Thompson

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The Writing Revolution - Peg Tyre - The Atlantic - 4 views

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    "t underlie good analytical writing, was a dramatic departure from what most American students-especially low performers-are taught in high school. The program challenged long-held assumptions about the students and bitterly divided the staff. It also yielded extraordinary results. By the time they were sophomores, the students who had begun r"
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Why American Students Can't Write - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities - 1 views

  • We have overvalued personal expression
  • But good writers don't just do stuff. They know stuff. They have knowledge of the world that enlivens their prose and provides the ability to create examples and analogies. They have big vocabularies and solid command of the conventions of language and grammar. And if this is not explicitly taught, it will rarely develop by osmosis among children who do not grow up in language-rich homes.
mrs Thompson

Multimedia Composition: A Question of Balance - National Writing Project - 2 views

shared by mrs Thompson on 25 May 12 - Cached
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    A question of balance...
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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish | Edutopia - 10 views

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    Project Based Learning - best practices
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Dickens 2012 | - 2 views

shared by mrs Thompson on 19 Jan 12 - No Cached
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    Celebrate Dickens' 200th Birthday in style this year!
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Fakebook: Fakebook. Create educational games and quizzes at classtools.net - 144 views

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    Cool idea for using with authors/characters.
mrs Thompson

QR Codes In Education - 140 views

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    Interesting layout of information!
mrs Thompson

Questions?: Creating a Culture of Questions - 58 views

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    Interesting...
mrs Thompson

Greenshot - a free and open source screenshot tool for productivity - 70 views

shared by mrs Thompson on 08 Feb 11 - Cached
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    Excellent tool for capturing portions of the screen!
mrs Thompson

Vocabulary, Free Word Puzzles and Activities - 151 views

shared by mrs Thompson on 03 Jan 11 - Cached
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    You can never have enough vocabulary stuff! :-)
mrs Thompson

Fresh Hell What's behind the boom in dystopian fiction for young readers? - 36 views

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    "Fresh Hell What's behind the boom in dystopian fiction for young readers?"
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    a few months old...still a great reminder!
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