Saturday, August 20, 2011

Webmaster from Writing Fix Shares!


Today, we want to welcome you to our year of SHOWING WRITING, a skill that depends on three of the six writing traits: idea development, voice, and word choice.

  • Our chosen "Mentor Texts of the Year" both offer advice from two great authors will help teach those three traits and improve showing.
  • We've created an idea showing exchange group here at the Ning where teachers who join the group can share how they teach elements of showing all year long.
  • And...we've establish our brand new Showing Writing Homepage, where all lessons and ideas from teacher users will be stored; the first four lessons are already posted, and we expect to house at leasttwo dozen by year's end. 
If you've never participated in our "Mentor Text of the Year" Program, which establishes our annual growing theme at WritingFix, this would be a good year to do it.  As I've been working on the new Showing Page, I've realized I know a little about teaching this complex skill, but there are some really good ideas out there I haven't ever thought of before.

So...check out the new Showing Homepage...and please don't be shy about sharing ideas with us this year; that's how WritingFix continues to grow...because teachers share their lessons, prompts, and ideas (big and small!) with us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog