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Writing the Proposal

Tip: Proposal writing is becoming more competitive than ever. If you are going to invest the amount of time it will take to write a winning proposal, you will want to do the best you can. Before you start writing any proposal, read and follow the guidelines clearly. Write a clear and good title that provides a

Buzzword Writing

A web based application that seems more like a desktop app. Buzzword Virtual Ubiquity Buzzword is another web-based application, in this case a word processor. It is built using the Adobe Flex environment and requires Flash 9.0 to be installed on your browser. Of the web-based tools with which I have worked,

Descriptive Writing

The 15 Sentence Portrait, developed by Wendy Bishop, is a guided writing exercise. Each of the 15 sentences in the writing assignment has an instruction on what to include in that sentence. It could be a color, a wish, a

Writing Guide

Writing Guide Useful for both middle and high school students, this writing guide walks users through all the steps of writing a good essay. Using graphics and examples, it makes the information easy to follow and understand. Topics include: traditional, thematic and DBQ essays; paragraphs; outlines;

Roadmap to online assessments released

Many individual state policies are driving the move from paper-and-pencil to online assessments, and both Race to the Top assessment consortia, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), aim to move online in 2014.

Writing Across the Curriculum: Teaching With Writing

 Find practices, strategies and resources for incorporating writing in all areas of the curriculum. Learn how to write clear assignments and how to grade your students' writing more efficiently. From George Mason University.  Courtesy of nettrekker

Six Traits of Writing - Online Writing Lab

This online writing lab is designed specifically for elementary students. It identifies the six traits of writing as Ideas, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions. Each section features an activity and links to examples. In addition, there are