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Here are links to resources targeted toward mentors and beginning teachers, but they are great resources for ALL teachers:
Assist Beginning Teachers
Learner.org - Teacher professional development and resources by Annenburg Media. Includes free videos-on-demand for topics across the curriculum
Teacher's Network: New Teachers Online
An article written by Charles Whitaker, Ph.D. outlines the eight best practices in teaching writing (click here to download the one-page handout). The practices listed below have been proven to impact student achievement in writing.
These graphic organizers will assist you as teachers in helping your students learn the importance of all the little details necessary for MLA format of bibliographical text. Use both the blank and typed charts together as you are filling in the needed materials for the beginning researcher. Ultimately, the upper level researcher should consider referring to the MLA Handbook, especially at the high school and college levels. The use of red for needed punctuation and blue for the appropriate spacing will also aid the students as they transfer this information to their bibliography card
Writing for REAL audiences is key to success!
This list was created by Buhler, KS teachers.
Research shows a strong correlation between reading and writing. Below are resources to help you with integration.
What is the connection between the six traits and reading? (List created by participants of the Technology and Integration Workshop, October 10, 2007)
Below are websites to support writing instruction.
6 Trait Writing Resources
NWREL Six Trait Site - Research, resources, lessons, and evaluation information.
iWrite - A great website for grades 5-12.
The Writing Site - A site with resources for writing across the curriculum and writing for different purposes.
Using a standard box of 8 standard colored markers, analyzing elements of both writing and reading can be more effective when utilizing BOTH hemispheres of the brain. COLOR can do just that, plus it allows students and teachers to have FUN, too!