"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." Isaac Asimov
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo
This information portal was developed over several years. There are great ideas, activities and support information for teachers primarily from grades 4-12. There are many activities that might be suitable for grade 3. (If a link is not available please contact.)
Want to improve and increase all student's written stamina and fluency in all grades and content areas. For upper grades, excellent preparation for ACT or SAT? Try "Writing Tracker". Go to Resources and Activities above and scroll down to Writing Tracker. New information has been added
Invite parents to come write with their kids - in whatever language works for them. Use Writing Tracker as a model. Before they write, suggest a few topics parents might want to consider writing about. Important to make parents feel comfortable and knowing that they only share with their child. Another option is to invite parents to write with their kids at home, as students have the experience and can put together packets for parents to use. Engaging parents in the process of improving writing could have some big rewards.
Check out Integrating Technology and Instruction
Pre-writing activities from NCTE - find them out on Writer's Workshop Resources page.
Multiple Resources for E/LA page has been updated. Some new links.
E/LA Resources Please note that additional resources have been added. Most recently Poetry and Drama and Common Core Standards. Additional strategies have been added for Writing Tracker as well.
Any videos from Teaching Channel will require a membership. I encourage any who are interested consider it as the resources are excellent.