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The Power of Simple Words

Video
Standards: Writing
This short animated video from TEDEducation highlights the importance of clear, concise communication when writing for various audiences.

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....

Using PowerUp for PD: Prewriting

Professional Development Support Material
Standards: Writing
Find general directions, suggested activities, and support materials/activities for the Slide Show, Teach with Tech, and the Lessons in Action to use in your professional development.

Writers Speak to Kids

Video
Standards: Writing
A collection of video interviews of children's book authors talking about the process and craft of writing.

Writers Workshop: An Introduction

Slideshow
Standards: Writing
This slideshow provides an overview of the Writers Workshop, a framework for writing instruction and practice. Implementation of mini-lessons, independent writing, conferencing, and sharing are...

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...