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Dennis OConnor

ELA-BMS - Diddorol - 0 views

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    Game Based learning with the 6 traits
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Thinking about Common Core Standards for Writing? « Six Trait Gurus - 1 views

  • Nowadays, the BIG question is this: “Do the traits connect to the Common Core Standards for Writing–and if so, how?” The answer in a nutshell is yes they do indeed–in many ways.
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Writing for the Web - 0 views

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oneword.com - 0 views

  • simple. you’ll see one word at the top of the following screen.

    you have sixty seconds to write about it.

    click ‘go’ and the page will load with the cursor in place.

    don’t think. just write.

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    Looks like a fun way to spark journal writing.  Fit's Natalie Goldberg's great advice about first draft writing: Just keep your hand moving!
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ThumbScribes - Collaborative Writing Community - 0 views

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    ThumbScribes is a platform for creating collaborative content.Co+Create haiku, poems, short stories, flash fiction, novellas, exquisite corpse and songs, real time or asynchronously with your computer, tablet, cell phone or even IM.
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Six+Traits-+Poster+Pack.pdf - 1 views

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    The Reading Writing Poster Pack
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Ruth Culham: The Trait Lady Speaks Up .pdf - 0 views

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    ASCD October 2006, Vol 64 Number 2 Reading, Writing, Thinking pp53-57
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6 + 1 Traits - Real Classroom Ideas - 0 views

  • 6 + 1 traits is a great way to help focus your writing program, even if you are using another program as a primary tool.  The following links will give you mini-posters, rubrics and activities for the general traits to help your students strengthen their writing in each area.  For more specific lessons and templates, visit the links on the left.
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    Posters and other useful downloadable content
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Year-long bulletin boards to support the 6 Traits of writing - 0 views

  • Teachers have been introducing the trait language to students in a variety of ways. Here are some of my favorite 6-Traits introduction strategies. Thanks to all of you who have sent in new pictures! If you would like to email digital photos of how you have introduced the traits into your environment, we’ll post them on our website for all to see. Click on some of the photos below for a larger view of the bulletin board.
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Writing Creatively Leads to Growth in Brain Power - National Writing Project - 0 views

  • Summary: At a time when scientists are finding that Internet use literally rewires our brains toward more "distracted thinking and superficial learning," as a 2010 Wired article put it, writing preserves and improves concentration skills, and the importance of that cannot be overstated.
  • In its report "Writing, Technology and Teens," the National Writing Project noted that 69 percent of kids who said they don't like school assignments that involve writing nonetheless pursued some creative writing on their own in the previous year. A key motivator was "attention and feedback from engaged adults who challenged them."
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Teaching the trait of sentence fluency using Whales Passing | Scholastic.com - 0 views

  • Teaching Sentence Fluency Using Whales Passing by Eve Bunting
  • Sentence Fluency: A Definition for Primary Students

    The sentence fluency trait has two important dimensions: the grammar that makes a group of words a sentence and the way sentences sound.Indeed, this is the auditory trait, where we learn to read with our ears right along with our eyes.

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PicLits.com - Create a PicLit - 0 views

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    Inspired picture writing  
    Drag and drop words on to pictures
    possible poetry, idea generation, word choice applications
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#PleaseHelp: Learning to Write (Again) on Twitter | Digital Is ... - 0 views

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    A writing teacher's narrative about re-discovering a writers process by slowly learning Twitter.  This is a thoughtful account that may lure some who are hesitant about using twitter into giving it a try. (More than a try really, it takes some time for you too find your voice and your audience.)
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