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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Weekly Writer’s Blogs: Building a Reflective Community of Support
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions and 15-20 minutes weekly|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students work together to create their own utopias, using blogs as the primary source of publication.
Grades 7 – 9 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.
Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After researching famous people of the American Revolution, students take on the identities of these Patriots and Loyalists. Students then participate in a blog, writing responses about events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students publish their work in an electronic portfolio, which enables them to respond to each other’s content online.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing blogs in the classroom, the process of writing regular posts, or entries, that are published online.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Traci Gardner offers practical tips, starting points, and a companion website to help secondary and college teachers design effective writing assignments.
Grades 11 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
This book offers both an eloquent philosophy of composition instruction and a useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the author’s 28 years of teaching writing.