This online community extends the teacher aids in your textbooks and augments them with the practical experience of other teachers. We encourage you to participate in this community in the spirit of Proverbs 27:17. As iron sharpens iron, let’s help one another to develop a new generation of proficient student writers!

STUDENT WRITING

Is All that Sweat Benefitting You?

“I think it is super important to exercise.", declared Jonathan Brooks, occupational therapist, in a recent interview. In my opinion,...

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Why Keep the Cows Instead of Using Chickens? Top 5 Reasons

1. Who wants to eat something they see on a poster? 2. Cows are bigger and can hold funny signs. 3. What would the chickens say, "Don't eat...

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The Flying Fire Alarm

I had followed my brother outside to see a helicopter when the sharp odor of smoke made me peer over the landscape. Staring down the hill I...

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CURRICULUM UPDATES

TEACHER TRAINING

Getting Your Student to Write

We’d like to believe our well-thought-out assignments and detailed pictures will inspire all students to write. However, for a variety of...

WWW 2 Suggested Lesson Planning

Write With WORLD II Learning to Create an Informed Opinion, Respond to Controversy, and Persuade Effectively   Suggested Lesson...

WWW 1 Suggested Lesson Planning

  Write With WORLD I Thinking through Images, Developing Voice, and Crafting Narrative     Suggested Lesson...

Choosing Topics for Writing

Rethinking the Red Pen: How to Evaluate Writing

The importance of audience and purpose for effective student writing