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A classroom activity, designed to help students recognise the broad functions of academic writing
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Hake Publishing - Grammar and Writing Curriculum

At WritingFix, Barry has allowed us to share four of the book's fifty-one ideas. Click to access the page where those free samples are stored.

ScienceFix was the third Writing Across the Curriculum resource page we launched. There are ten lessons stored here.
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K-8 Writing Curriculum and Professional Development

This presentation is designed to assist students in learning the various methods for crafting a technologically correct document that will be successfully translated into a potential employer's database. The slides presented here are designed to aid the facilitator in an interactive presentation of scannable resumes. This presentation is ideal for students who already have some working knowledge of general resume writing and need to tailor their resume for scanning. Furthermore, this presentation is beneficial to students who are nearing the time when they will be ready to apply for jobs or internships.

was created for a publication the NNWP created on Narrative Writing by NNWP Consultant Karen McGee.
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When they ask this, I respond with, "Sometimes school isn't about having the right answer; sometimes it's about having a good group conversation that explores many interesting possibilities." The word research is purposely written as we-search on Barry's book; good writing instruction goes hand-in-hand with quality group discussion prompts.

resources from one of my favorite teacher-workshops: Writing Across the Curriculum & Exit Tickets
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High School Writing Curriculum for Homeschool | Byline

I have been fortunate in that I have had so many great mentors over my 25-year teaching career. From these amazing and generous mentors, I borrowed and adapted writing strategies and teaching ideas, and then I began sharing those adaptations with other educators during inservice courses which I was designing--mostly to pay the bills that earning my Master's Degree had created for me. Back in 1999, I was one of the first teacher-trainers in our area to provide electronic resources before, during and after teacher inservice courses. For ten years after establishing WritingFix, my wife (Dena) and I continued to design inservice courses that were purposefully different; in them, teachers were required to collaborate and actually design new lessons they would implement with their own students so that they might ask our inservice's other participants for revision advice. Through this "make-and-take" style of teacher workshop, I saw some truly great lessons being created; I also saw some stinkers, and it's important to be honest about that. The teacher-built lessons that were truly outstanding, well, they needed to be shared. Dena and I had been stocking WritingFix with our own inservice materials and student samples, and now it was time to ask teacher participants if they would mind us including the lessons they had created at the WritingFix website too. Some were so excited to be asked. Some were too shy to grant permission to post them, which makes sense if you think that, in its heyday, WritingFix was receiving over 20,000 hits a day from teachers across the globe looking for good writing lessons. That kind of traffic can be intimidating.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) Samples and Writing Tips - The …

As I personally explored the idea that anything might become a creative and useful writing assignment, I kept looking at this poster. An original idea hatched, and I found myself creating an original Wacky We-Search Report. Barry's book has fifty-one original ideas; I had created number fifty-two!

Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Edutopia

WritingFix's best growth happened during the time I served as Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project: 2002-2007. Being Director allowed me to seek out new grant monies, and it was so helpful to already have a tried-and-tested "make and take" model of inservice ready to share with the potential grantors I met with. Our NNWP was pursuing some pretty innovative ideas for new, research-driven inservice courses back then. With a promise to the grantors that a brand new webpage of teacher-built lessons and resources would be one of the outcomes of the class if they helped us pay for it, we impressed a lot of people, and we did some pretty great stuff with the grants we then earned. In a very short period of time, we doubled and then tripled the number of lessons and resources posted at WritingFix, and we kept being discovered more and more teacher followers who eventually saw us as one of the best places to go if you wanted an innovative idea for teaching writing. One of my favorite grants we earned bought all 100 class participants a classroom iPod; in exchange for this small piece of technology, participants simply had to design and implement a writing lesson based on the lyrics of a song. We hired some of our best K-12 NNWP teacher-presenters to write "model lessons" that used songs as their "mentor texts," we paid those presenters stipends to come share their lessons with our classes' participants, we selected the very best lessons written by those same class participants, and--with permission--we posted those lessons (alongside our presenters' lessons) at our "" at WritingFix. It was a pretty creative way to enhance an already-established website, and our writing project's reputation as a professional development provider soared to new heights both locally and nationally. At the local level, we had never been asked to provide so many courses and workshops as we were during these years; at the national level, we were admired as writing project site that had used the Internet to create a well-respected national presence. "Oh, you're from Nevada," other writing project members would say to me at conferences. "You guys have that really great website." WritingFix became that place where inspired teachers were sharing inspiring lessons and ideas.