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Writingfix.com--Writing prompts, writing lessons, 6 trait lessons, writing process, and classroom tools--COOL site

Writing Prompts--from NWREL:

NWREL's 6 + 1 Trait Writing--tons of information that supports using this in your classroom

6 + 1 Trait Writing Prompts--prompt tips, narrative prompts, expository prompts, and persuasive prompts

Readingquest.org--Graphic organizers to print for use with reading and writing strategies

6 + 1 Trait Scoring Guide--an excellent rubric for scoring writing based on traits

Scoring Examples--from NWREL--excellent source--you select the trait and the grade and this site gives an example of writing--you can see how it was scored or choose to hide the score--This would make for an excellent teaching opportunity with your students to understand the scoring process in writing--WOW!!

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

Read, Write, Think Interactive Webbing Tool--Use this interactive to create free-form graphic organizers WAY COOL

Printable Graphic Organizers from Freeology.com--lots of good graphic organizers to choose from

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom Learn ways to incorporate primary sources into your instruction--from the Library of Congress

Read, Write, Think--Persuasion Map--cool, interactive mapping tool with lessons on persuasive writinga

Read, Write, Think--Lessons on process writing for Grades K-12

Web English Teacher--Argument and Persuasive Writing--lots of resources

Rubric Assessment Makers: Make assessing writing much easier on you and the students know what is expected of them before writing!!

Student Sample Writing from Write Source 2000- Click on the designated grade level and writing assignment to view student samples Grades 1-12

Write Source--writing topics for grades 1-12, student models, MLA and APA Styles, Judging Sources, and Multi-media Reports--excellent writing resources--plus things for purchase

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)--gives writing prompts by grade level that can be printed to use in your classroom and also gives student examples of the same prompt as well as the scoring rubric--cool resource CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!

The National Writing Project--NWP--Improving Writing and Learning in the Nation's Schools--excellent resource list

Power Writing Resources from eMINTS--tons of resources on writing from state of Missouri--power writing, 6 + 1 traits, powergraphs, concept maps, graphic organizers, text structures, and so much more

BBC Writing Activities for Elementary Grades--neat interactive activities from the UK--great with SMART Boards!!

Studyzone--The Writing Process--colorful presentation for students to understand the steps in the process

Virtual Field Trip on The Writing Process--very interactive trip about the writing process kids will love--Elementary level

Writing Strategies--tons of information on different strategies to teach writing--includes 6 traits, the Writing Workshop, and A Writer's Toolbox--practice spaces, and lesson plans for teachers--excellent resource--from The University at Buffalo The State University of New York Graduate School of Education

Houghton Mifflin's Eduplace 6 Traits Writing-grades K-5

Getting to Know the 6 Traits--definitions, how to plan activities, rubrics, websites, step-by-step, teaching the traits, official scoring guide, and a K-1 rubric