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25 Apr 12

New blog: 5 Ways to Personalize Feedback for Students @TeachingChannel

10 Dec 11

This blog post would be fun to turn into a writing assignment: Have minor characters in a novel your students are studying discuss the other minor characters in the manner of Mr. Palmer.

05 Nov 11

Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to write a 50,000-word book in the 30 days of November. To those scribbling hurriedly to meet its deadline, we wish you a book deal by December. And to cheer you on, we’ve rounded up a treasure trove of advice and encouragement from the great writers who best embody, in their own work, NaNoWriMo’s goals of writing much and writing fast. Below the jump, read through our favorite words from the wise, speedy, and prolific.

30 Sep 11

Google Docs is a very powerful alternative to Word. Here are 10 reasons to consider using Google Docs​ the next time you need to do some writing.

19 Sep 11

"Essential to a student’s growth as a Web researcher is learning how to properly attribute the information used when composing reports. Use this guide for lesson plans and insight into how to teach students to avoid plagiarism in Web research and to find resources for understanding and detecting plagiarism."

08 Jun 11

Glenda teaches us how to teach students to mimic one of the masters of prose—Jane Austen. Mimicry is often a great writing exercise for students who need to examine style.

26 Nov 10

Great tutorial handouts from Bucks County Community College.

15 Aug 10

Western Washington University's compendium of writing resources.

04 Aug 10

"Have you been knocking your head against the proverbial wall trying to teach – or learn – expository writing skills? New York Times models can help writers learn how to write an expository essay that is compelling, convincing and authoritative as well as engaging to read – not to mention authentic. Try a fresh approach with these 10 tips. "

22 May 10

Annual contest: write a letter to the author of a poem or book that changed your life. Great writing assignment.

11 Jun 09

Great introductions to writing about literature and the various components of writing.

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