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Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers

Article
Standards: Writing
While some young writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies like digital storytelling may boost motivation and scaffold understanding of traditional literacies. Three...

Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Writing
The writing process involves three major phases—prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Although struggling students have difficulty across the phases, initially generating ideas for writing and then...

Quick View: Blogs and Wikis

Quick View
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Standards: Language • Writing
Writing online, through blogs, wikis, or discussion forums, can boost student motivation for writing and help students learn to adapt writing for different audiences, tasks, purposes, and disciplines...

Quick View: Teaching Students to Make Presentations

Quick View
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Standards: Speaking and Listening
Classroom presentations encourage purposeful speaking and engaged listening. When students give a presentation, they not only demonstrate content knowledge but also exercise skills in writing with...

Quick View: Using Texting in Your Instruction

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Standards: Language
It may seem counterintuitive, but texting and “text speak” can be used as a fun way to help students build foundational reading skills such as word recognition and phonological awareness. You can...

Strategies for Composition and Self-Regulation in the Writing Process

Article
Standards: Writing
In this article, the authors discuss the importance of self-regulation in the writing process. The authors highlight the need to be goal-oriented, resourceful, and reflective when approaching...

Technology Tools to Support Writing

Bibliography
The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on the use of technology tools to support writing. View our bibliography for...

The learning-to-learn strategies of adolescent students with disabilities: Highlighting, notetaking, planning, and writing expository texts

Research
Standards: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects • Literacy in History/Social Studies • Writing
The study examined the learning-to-learn strategies of students with and without disabilities as they highlighted, took notes, planned, and wrote expository texts in social studies and science....

Writing for the Web: Blogs and Wikis to Support Literacy

Article
Standards: Writing
Writing online, through blogs, wikis, or discussion forums, can boost student motivation for writing, and help them learn to adapt writing for different audiences, tasks, purposes, and disciplines....

Writing to Learn

Article
Standards: Writing
In this Educational Leadership article, researcher/author Robert Marzano suggests a five-step process for using writing as a learning tool in content classrooms. “Although formulaic,” he says, “it...