There's a great misconception that writing is easy; that all writers do, is make shit up. You can find our newest, Common Core-friendly resources for writing instruction at Corbett’s Always Write website and Dena’s Write in the Middle website. Kindergarten and primary teachers will find these lessons to be user friendly, timeless and fun while meeting requirements for the three important genres in Common Core. It has been providing resources to writers and teachers, first over the University’s campus network and later over the Web, since 1993. “You guys have that really great website.

Sue teaches a little bit of pretty much everything, but she has a love of teaching history more than anything else I bet. Douglas Downs and Elizabeth Wardle. The National Writing Project is all about empowering teachers and inspiring them to become teacher leaders and innovators of positive change. Michigan State University 434 Farm Lane Room 300 Bessey Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 Phone: 517-432-3610. ArrayWriting@CSU is the home of Colorado State University's open-access learning environment, the Writing. Holly specifically designed this book to help her teach fractions to the depth outlined in the Common Core Math Standards.

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. ArrayWriting@CSU is the home of Colorado State University's open-access learning environment, the Writing. Each of these titles is available under a Creative Commons license (consult the individual text for the license specifics). The lessons that were created and posted between 2000 and 2010 were very good and deserve to be housed on the Internet for all teachers to find and use; we know there are brand new teachers out there just discovering WritingFix for the first time, and they deserve to have access to these resources. 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. Participants in the Young Writers Program (age 17 and under) are challenged to begin and complete a novel. 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. The National Writing Project is all about empowering teachers and inspiring them to become teacher leaders and innovators of positive change. If you are an active Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project, write me and let me know what website or teaching resources you have created.

I’ve never seen anyone move kids to different groups as often as I see Sue do it with her sixth graders. The lessons that were created and posted between 2000 and 2010 were very good and deserve to be housed on the Internet for all teachers to find and use; we know there are brand new teachers out there just discovering WritingFix for the first time, and they deserve to have access to these resources. Our NNWP was pursuing some pretty innovative ideas for new, research-driven inservice courses back then. Com resource where fiction writers can learn about fiction writing careers, publishing and the. Participants in the Young Writers Program (age 17 and under) are challenged to begin and complete a novel. Start Common Core Writing is a series of thirteen tried-and-true lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Holly specifically designed this book to help her teach fractions to the depth outlined in the Common Core Math Standards. “You guys have that really great website. The teacher-built lessons that were truly outstanding, well, they needed to be shared. Here are several sentences in which complex parenthetical phrases are not treated with care, followed by discussion and revision. Freelance writers seeking freelance writing jobs and projects can learn the tools of the trade here. 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. I don’t know why I enjoy teaching writing so much, but I do.

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WritingFix: Quality Teaching Resources for K-12 strategically de signed lessons to help "fix" teachers. WritingFix’s best growth happened during the time I served as Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project: 2002-2007. By popular demand, I've put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, . Sue teaches a little bit of pretty much everything, but she has a love of teaching history more than anything else I bet. She also is a fantastic user of small group instruction. With our NNWP’s economic “crash,” all planned growth for WritingFix went directly to the back-burner, and it has now remained there for so long that I am convinced the WritingFix website is a “completed” project.

In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. I don’t know why I enjoy teaching writing so much, but I do. [email protected] is the home of Colorado State University’s open-access learning environment, the Writing Studio. When Doug Downs and Elizabeth Wardle published their article “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions” in June 2007, they challenged the field to . WritingFix’s best growth happened during the time I served as Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project: 2002-2007.

We happily celebrate our teachers’ post-WritingFix work here in this space. ” Click here to learn about ordering this set of slides. The lessons that were created and posted between 2000 and 2010 were very good and deserve to be housed on the Internet for all teachers to find and use; we know there are brand new teachers out there just discovering WritingFix for the first time, and they deserve to have access to these resources. Douglas Downs and Elizabeth Wardle. Com resource where fiction writers can learn about fiction writing careers, publishing and the craft of making a living as a professional author. Guide to all major alphabets, syllabaries and other writing systems. 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. I have been fortunate in that I have had so many great mentors over my 25-year teaching career. Each of these titles is available under a Creative Commons license (consult the individual text for the. Keeping a popular website online can be expensive (about 00 a year). With our NNWP’s economic “crash,” all planned growth for WritingFix went directly to the back-burner, and it has now remained there for so long that I am convinced the WritingFix website is a “completed” project.

She has never written from outlines, but she would sometimes think as much as 30 pages ahead. 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. [email protected] is an open-access Web site supported by Colorado State University. 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. 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 “iPods and Song Lyrics Lesson Page” at WritingFix. If you are an active Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project, write me and let me know what website or teaching resources you have created.

Some were so excited to be asked. ” WritingFix became that place where inspired teachers were sharing inspiring lessons and ideas. The lessons that were created and posted between 2000 and 2010 were very good and deserve to be housed on the Internet for all teachers to find and use; we know there are brand new teachers out there just discovering WritingFix for the first time, and they deserve to have access to these resources. You can learn more by visiting our News Page and by viewing our Site Information pages. Use this site to write, learn to write, take writing. Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more. Dena actually proposed the idea of creating a set of PowerPoint slides that would assist students in finding writing topics in case they couldn’t come to class with one on their own. WritingFix: Quality Teaching Resources for K-12 strategically de signed lessons to help “fix” teachers who don’t enjoy teaching writing. 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. Inserting additional information into a sentence without careful consideration of sentence organization can create barriers to comprehension, especially when the parenthesis is complicated.

Perhaps some day, a grantor will read this page and send Dena and me a sizeable check so that we can organize and give WritingFix another chance at another heyday, but we doubt that will happen. We hope you find time to explore them. By popular demand, I've put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, . 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. 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. Also includes information on languages and links to other online language resources. Participants in the Young Writers Program (age. I’ve never seen anyone move kids to different groups as often as I see Sue do it with her sixth graders.

WritingFix: Quality Teaching Resources for K-12 strategically de signed lessons to help “fix” teachers who don’t enjoy teaching writing

In 2015, we held a “pledge drive” and secured enough funds to keep this website active until 2020, but we are always accepting donations to keep us up and running beyond 2020. “It didn't feel like writing,” she . Here are several sentences in which complex parenthetical phrases are not treated with care, followed by discussion and revision. The following sentences, and the discussions and revisions that follow each one, include advice for paring unnecessary words and phrases. The teacher-built lessons that were truly outstanding, well, they needed to be shared. Use this site to write, learn to write, take writing.

You can learn more by visiting our News Page and by viewing our Site Information pages. Keeping a popular website online can be expensive (about 00 a year). 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. Please, share the resources you find on these pages freely with fellow educators, but please leave any page citations on handouts intact, and please give authorship credit to the cited teachers who created these wonderful lessons and resources. National Novel Writing Month is an annual writing event. In 2015, we held a “pledge drive” and secured enough funds to keep this website active until 2020, but we are always accepting donations to keep us up and running beyond 2020. It has been providing resources to writers and teachers, first over the University’s campus network and later over the Web, since 1993. Guide to all major alphabets, syllabaries and other writing systems.

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My name is Corbett Harrison, and in 1999 I bought this domain name–WritingFix. “It didn't feel like writing,” she . [email protected] is an open-access Web site supported by Colorado State University. Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. Please, share the resources you find on these pages freely with fellow educators, but please leave any page citations on handouts intact, and please give authorship credit to the cited teachers who created these wonderful lessons and resources. It was too bad too.

“Oh, you’re from Nevada,” other writing project members would say to me at conferences. By showing students how to draw  . It took Corbett & Dena an entire year to create this set of slides, but three years later, it truly remains one of the best investments in time the husband-wife team created. Kindergarten and primary teachers will find these lessons to be user friendly, timeless and fun while meeting requirements for the three important genres in Common Core. WritingFix’s best growth happened during the time I served as Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project: 2002-2007. Dena and I are both still creating new lessons and posting them online at our own websites. 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.

Michigan State University 434 Farm Lane Room 300 Bessey Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 Phone: 517-432-3610 Email: [email protected] In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. The National Writing Project is all about empowering teachers and inspiring them to become teacher leaders and innovators of positive change. ” Click here to learn about ordering this set of slides. Based on Wardle and Downs' research, the first edition of Writing about Writing marked a milestone in the field of composition. You can order their set of SWT slides from their website. © Copyright 2015 – WritingFix- All Rights Reserved. A community where students engage in high-interest writing for an authentic audience and teachers help students grow through the entire writing process .

Corbett, who is currently teaching gifted and talented 6th-12th graders, shares his four favorite WritingFix resources below; Dena, who is a K-8 Writing Specialist, shares her four favorite resources below

WritingFix’s best growth happened during the time I served as Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project: 2002-2007. The teacher-built lessons that were truly outstanding, well, they needed to be shared. Click on the title to view the chapter. WritingFix is a free-to-use educational website that once had a sponsor but now relies on public help to remain advertisement free. 129915 likes · 200248 talking about this. You can learn more by visiting our News Page and by viewing our Site Information pages.