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10 Ways to Research with the New York Times

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A list of 10 suggestions for how students can access different parts of the New York Times for research projects.

6+1 Trait® Rubrics (aka Scoring Guides)

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Standards: Writing
The core of the 6+1 Trait® assessment model is the rubric. This site provides 5-Point and 6-Point sets for K-2 and 3-12. Both sets are field tested, research-based, and teacher friendly.

Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

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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...

PowerUp What Works Revising and Editing Checklist

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Standards: Writing
This is a checklist for editing and revising from the Lesson in Action, 'Reviewing Writing: Edit and Revise.'

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

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This is a series of 7-8 60-minute lesson plans relevant for grades 6-8. This includes objectives, step-by-step directions, and accompanying materials.

Teacher Playlist: Using Tech to Help Your Students Make Effective Presentation

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Standards: Writing • Speaking and Listening
Developing an effective presentation for a specific audience requires students to read, write, speak, and listen. Regardless of the format (e.g., spoken, written, multimedia), prior to making a...