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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: 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...

Tech Research Brief: Using Texting to Promote Learning and Literacy

Article
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Standards: Writing
Texting and “text speak” can be used to help build reading skills such as word recognition and phonological awareness. You can also use texting to generate discussions of formal and informal...

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...

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....