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Collins Educational Associates
The Collins Writing ProgramSM
was designed to simultaneously improve students' thinking and writing skills. The unique program develops thinking skills through Five Types of WritingSM assignments and can be easily used in any content area. Collins Writing is based on two essential principles: 1) thinking and writing skills develop with experience and practice, and 2) it is almost impossible to be both a creative thinker (generating new ideas) and a critical thinker (evaluating existing ideas) at the same time.
Free Teacher Resources
- from Collins Educational Associates
Cornell Note Taking
The Cornell note-taking system was devised by Walter Pauk in the 1950's while he was an education professor at Cornell University.
A Cornell Note Taking System Explanation
Cornell Note Page Generator
OneNote 2007 Template
How Evernote is Revolutionizing My Classroom
with Google Docs
Ways to Use Google Docs in Education
Tips and Tricks
WritingFix is about "fixing" all teachers' perception until they realize how important and how wonderful writing instruction can actually be when it's done well and for authentic, real-world reasons. It is the home of interactive writing prompts. I especially link the RAFTS (Role, Audience, Format, Topic, and Strong verb)
Writing Prompt Generator
for Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Please Do Now Templates
Please Do Now 1.docx
Please Do Now 2.docx
Please Do Now 3.docx
A.E.I.O.U. template (Thanks to Lori Ceremuga)
A E I O U Sources Mouth.docx
Ticket Out the Door Examples
Please CASH OUT.docx
- write your own interactive stories (be sure to review this site yourself - may only be suitable for older students)
- the world is the canvas for stories
- artful storytelling
Little Bird Tales
- write, illustrate, and narrate stories
help on how to format text
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