I.C.E. — Introduce, Cite, Explain. An acronym for teaching your students how to properly incorporate citations into their writing. Perfect for English teachers at the middle school or high school level. Print out the poster and hang it up in your room! - this is a lot like the oreo cookie method I use
Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1
Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading . It slows the reader down to notice and…
Common Core Tips: Using Transitional Words in Writing
One of the keys to writing is using appropriate transitional words and phrases. For students who struggle with writing a cohesive essay or paper, it is essential that they use words that not only create a natural flow or progression, but link each point together. Using transitions is also a key aspect in each type of writing in the Common Core State Standards. For example, read the following writing standards for grades 9-10: For Writing Arguments CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1c Use words…
Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.
Why I write
A warning, before we begin. Most of the writing you’ll ever read on writing will try to persuade you that there is something about putting strings of words together that is very special indeed. Writing, you will be told, is the most human and enduring of the creative professions.