September 27, 2007

National Writing Project Rolls out New Website

If you haven't signed up for the free resources and online access to National Writing Project Resources .... DO IT! This is THE COMMUNITY for writing teachers. You won't be sorry you joined.

Here's an announcement I just got in their newsletter that I want to pass along:

NWP Launches New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, The new site beautifully showcases the depth and breadth of the work of the writing project, including resources that writing project colleagues have written and developed over many years.

Among the changes you’ll notice are

  • a new NWP Sites section devoted to site development
  • a Results section featuring research on NWP's effectiveness
  • an expanded Resources section showcasing hundreds of articles
  • a new Calendar with an assortment of views according to types of events
  • an improved Search function that delivers more extensive results.

Use the online form at “Contact Us” to comment on the new website.

September 25, 2007

Top 20 6-Trait Resources

These resources come from my social bookmarks. (Network name wiredinstructor)
  1. Fifty (50!) Tools which can help you in Writing -

    tips from on writing

  2. Techlearning > > Poetry Out Loud > September 7, 2007

    Hear British poets read 21 of their own poems, including, incredibly, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 1890 reading of "The Charge of the Light Brigade," as recorded by agents of Thomas Alva Edison

    to writing 6-traits poetry ... on sept 11
  3. :: Teaching Resources

    Posters for the six traits in word document form

  4. 6+1 Traits for Revison |

    Ruth Culham provides overview of traits. Links to other support materials.

  5. Essay Punch: An Interactive Writing Tutorial

    The web site provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.

  6. - writing prompts for fiction writers

    web 2.0 oriented writing prompts

  7. Journalists Writing Style guide

    English (UK) Detailed style guide from the other side of the pond.

    to 6-traits ... saved by 289 other people ... on aug 08
  8. Research on the 6+1 Trait Writing Model for Improving Student Writing

    65 page pdf of research on effectiveness of 6 traits in writing achievement. also ppt slides from ASCD presentation

    to 6-traits ... on aug 08
  9. Hartman Reader Page

    Web 1.0 page dedicated to words, their meanings, and various bits of literate trivia.

  10. The Write Weblog: Six Traits of Writing Brainstorming

    Classroom blogging project, good example of how to use a blog in a writing class.

    to 6-traits blog ... on july 29
  11. Quotable Quotes on Writers and Writing

  12. Advice to writers by Vonnegut

    How to Write With Style by Kurt Vonnegut

  13. UWC @ TAMU - Writing Process

    webliography of writing process resources

    to writing 6-traits e-learning ... on may 11
  14. In digital age, more t's are crossed poorly - The Boston Globe

    impact of technology and nclb on handwriting.

  15. ESL 6-Traits

    Forms for scoring 6-traits elements with an ESL orientation

    to 6-traits esl ... on may 05
  16. Six Trait Writing Ideas

    Fun page of links to various 6-traits links!

    to 6-traits writing ... on may 05
  17. Lesson Plan:"All About Me" Paragraph - Grade 5 Writing

    This is an introductory lesson for students in the beginning of the school year, based on a collection of ideas from "The 6-Traits in Writing" (rubrics adapted to be kid-friendly), and also the "10-Point Writing Checklist." This collection of organizers i

  18. 6+1 Trait Writing @Web English Teacher

    Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English / Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities. Permission to link is granted to any educational site.

  19. The Neverending Tale

    The Neverending Tale is for kids and kids-at-heart. It is a choose-your-own-path adventure story- like you might read in a book. But you can add to the tale where ever you like. Whatever you add will become part of the tale, anything you can think of.

  20. The Opportunity of Voice (Techlearning blog)

    David Jakes on Digital Story Telling. Meat for thought here. How does medium is the message reality of web 2.0 tech interact with traditional ways of teaching writing (6-traits)? Hint: It's all about audience, and to find an audience you have to underst

September 18, 2007

6-Traits PowerPoint Resources

This is worth looking at! There are many power point projects on this site that you can download and use for class or parent presentations. Take a look!