Category Archive: content-area writing

Using Writing for Research in the Content Area: It’s Not Just for ELA

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Today’s guest blog post comes from Library Media Specialist, Shannon Betts.

Snapshots From the NYSEC Conference

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My time at the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference through snapshots!

Throwback Week: Exploring Content-Based Poetry

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This Throwback Post written by Anna is sure to inspire you during National Poetry Month!

Exploring Content-Based Poetry

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Looking for a writing exercise that effectively blends content learning and poetry? A technique borrowed from Georgia Heard could be just the thing.

Informational Writing Can Be Informational Learning: A Guest Blog Post by Christopher Lehman

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Students’ informational writing can change dramatically when we include an extra step in between: 1) take notes, 2) experiment with those notes by teaching-through-writing, 3) write a draft.

The Intersection of Poetry and Informational Writing + a Giveaway

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When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders can be used as a mentor text to help students craft poems, instead of biographies or informational reports, about people they read about and research.

Teacher as Writer.

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One of the most powerful ways to become a better writing teacher is to write.  And one of the most essential things to write is what we expect our students to write.  Dina… Continue reading

Mathematical Rubric Writing

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Today my kids and I co-authored a rubric for the math project they’re working on. While I wanted 4, 3, 2, and 1 for the scoring, three-quarters of them stated they wanted it… Continue reading