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Writing 101.

Pens, pencils and keyboards ready! We've compiled some of the best resources to make the ideas of young writers flow.

Meaningful writing tasks by grade level. Great activities for your students!

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Personal Narrative Anchor Chart

How to Start a Great Writing Center: 6 great tips for schools.

How to Start a Great Writing Center

Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.

Google Lit Trips - Dec 8, 2009 - Google, Google Earth - Teq Blog

"I don’t know what to write!" Sound familiar? Eliminate this excuse with these helpful tips.

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Great tips. 15 Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers | Education Rethink

Fifteen Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers

I stopped using red pens a long time ago, now it's purple!

We Are Teachers

Need a quote for an assignment, newsletter, or inspiration? Check out this site that has quotes chosen especially for the classroom - nothing inappropriate or irrelevant. Makes it way easier to find the quote YOU need.

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids!

I.N.K.: 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids

Great tips on how to encourage students to find their voice in writing.

We Are Teachers

Avoid using the word "very." Sagacious advice!

Avoid using the word 'very'

8 Unique Free Resources Students Can Use to Improve Their Writing Skills

Fiction vs. Nonfiction Text Features (from Stories By Storie)

Stories By Storie: Diving Into Nonfiction Text Features

How to cite sources like a pro. Great poster for students to refer to!

Teacher Resources

Looking for a lesson on the Harlem Renaissance? Check out these Langston Hughes poetry questions!

Langston Hughes Poem Questions

Useful graphic organizer to help students build an argument.

Teacher Resources