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Struggling Writers PD
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Flint HS Writers
Gen ISD Boys Read Write
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General Resources for Teaching with Technology
G-Cast free podcasting using only a phone
Classroom 2.0 Wiki
NCTE's Position Statement on Teaching Multimodal Literacies
NCTE's Policy Brief on Teacher 21st Century Literacies
Michigan Educational Technology Standards
High School Online Experience
Shift Happens 2.0
A Vision of Students Today
: this site has a ticking world clock which keeps track of various thing like world population, species extinct, oil being produced, etc. by year,month, day etc. great for beginning a written commentary or discussion (jill)
: interesting for getting information on the year you were born or other info students might like on specific years that will draw them in because it's about THEM (jill)
General Resources for Teaching Writing
NWP's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing
Annenberg's Learner.org Video Workshops on Demand
Elementary Writing (3-5)
Middle School Writing
High School Writing
Read Write Think
Teaching Adolescent Writers
Book by Kelly Gallagher
Writing on Demand
Anne Ruggles Gere
, University of Michigan,
, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Words and Word Play
Humor in writing:
1. H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water.
2. To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube.
3. When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide.
4. Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is water and gin.
5. A super saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.
6. Liter: A nest of young puppies.
7. Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat.
8. Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away.
9. Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives.
10. Artificial insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull.
11. The pistol of the flower is its only protection against insects.
12. A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.
13. To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose.
14. For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower that the heart until the heart stops.
15. For head colds: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it drops in your throat.
16. Germinate: To become a naturalized German.
17. The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.
18. Blood flows down one leg and up the the other.
Persuasive Essay Collection
The Gurian Institute on Boys
NCTE's Policy Brief on Adolescent Literacy
Writing Next Report
Wikis in Plain English
7 Things You Should Know About Wikis
Examples of Educational Wikis
On the Media:
Get Me ReWrite
(Story about Wikipedia)
7 Things You Should Know about Collaborative Word Processing
Warning: Google Docs is NOT Safe
(legal implications of using Google Docs)
Link to Google Docs for teachers
Google Docs in Plain English
Lesson that Change Writers
Fletcher and Portalupi's
Non-Fiction Craft Lessons
, Boy Writers and Adolescent Literacy
GLCES – 6-8 ELA User friendly format, lists of the items with descriptions + study guides that show individual benchmarks being applied to various curriculum strands. Compiled by Martha Kefgen and shared by Bambi Lux, ELA teacher at Pattengill Middle School.
Email Explaining Whose Work This Reflects
6th Grade Study Guide using GLCEs
6th Grade Listing of in demand GLCEs with descriptions
7th Grade Study Guide using GLCEs
7th Grade Listing of in demand GLCEs with descriptions
8th Grade Study Guide using GLCEs
8th Grade Listing of in demand GLCE's with descriptions
Nicenet account setup and login.
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Google Sites in Plain English
Ingham ISD Power Standards
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