30 Ideas for Teaching Writing

Choice Literacy posted this link to the National Writing Project.  There are some great ways to inspire, cajole and improve students and their writing, including ways to give them an audience and improve vocabulary.  There really is something for everyone here.

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Published in: on June 20, 2009 at 2:09 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Young people today do a lot of writing online with social media websites and with text messaging. Stanford University published a 5-year study of students’ writing lives.

    For the most part, students are most invested in their writing when it is linked to communication and socialization. Paul M. Rogers, who co-authored a similar writing study at Harvard, the main draw of such writing was that it was generally directed toward accomplishing an “immediate, concrete goal.”

    Perhaps providing immediate incentives for writing would help students to more greatly appreciate the value of developing their writing skills.

    Read the whole story about the Stanford study at:

    http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/Americas/2009/June/The-Internet–A-Boon-to-Writing–or-the-Beginning-of-the-End.html


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