Monthly Archives: November 2014

Where Did We Go Wrong in Teaching Writing?

The writing standards of the CCSS are difficult and the expectations high. As children progress through each subsequent grade the skills required can look rather daunting.  Why are the CCSS writing standards so daunting?  Well, for one thing, the last major federal … Continue reading

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More CCSS Informational Reading

Informational Reading and Student Engagement According to the CCSS, 45% of all reading should be informational.  Wow.  I realize that we read for information when reading social studies, science, technology, the arts, psychology, etc. but it also seems that most … Continue reading

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CCSS Informational Reading

Informational Reading Reading for information is of paramount importance to your success as an informed decision in society.  Children need to learn how to read for information – not just for entertainment.  Several skills are important and must be taught … Continue reading

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Types of Writing in the CCSS

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Children and Writing

Today’s children seem to have a very difficult time writing, and it doesn’t matter what type of writing.  NCLB simply did not focus on writing; it did focus on phonemic awareness, phonics vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.  While we’ve had writing … Continue reading

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What Makes Writing So Important?

What Makes Writing So Important? Writing is the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged—in college, in the workplace, and in the community. Writing expresses who you are as a person. Writing is … Continue reading

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