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Brookfield East High School Webpage: A Compendium of Great Resources

Check out this incredible school website.  The Brookfield East High School staff has agreed on several “Collective Commitments” or instructional non-negotiables that drive a systematic approach to school improvement and learning for all students. They have aligned skill based instruction … Continue reading

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Why Your Students Should Blog in Your Classroom

Check out this incredible post by Miachael Drennon on the UK site Teacher Network Blog.  Click here to view the posting!

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Teacher Tips: The “Dig-it” Rubric (by Mr. Scott)

Mr. Scott shares how he challenges his students to dig deep in there ability to write analytically. This activity involves, analytical writing, self reflection, peer evaluation, and. Whole group share out time. Click on the image below to download the … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips: Analytical Writing Stations (Mrs. Masters)

Mrs. Masters shares and incredible multi-day activity that she uses to help students develop and improve their ability to write analytically. Four Days Unit for Developing Analytical Writing! Day One ~ Differentiated Readings and Graphic Organizers: Students analyze different poems … Continue reading

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Ideas for Teaching Analysis in Writing

Sandy Garcia came across these tips for teaching effective analysis in the writing process. Ideas for analysis: Restate and expand the thesis into a broader statement in order to summarize the insights developed in the body of the paragraph or … Continue reading

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Using Mind Maps for Writing an Analytical Essay

Carl Stresing has developed a strategic and targeted process for teaching his students how to write effective and analytical essays in his classroom. Mr. Stresing uses mind maps and graphic organizers to force his students to think analytically, write more … Continue reading

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Today’s PLC Team Work!

Today’s PLC Team Meeting: You will be working on developing a CFA that aligns with the common writing process.  You will need to complete the following 2 steps: . Step #1 – Select a Common Writing Framework Strategy (you have lots of … Continue reading

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Implementing the Common Writing Framework – Self Assessment Data

Here is a summary of the data that is relevant to the Common Writing Process based on what you all shared on the feedback forms you submitted following the last Focus Meeting.

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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing

Check out this incredible resource from the National Writing Project! 30 great strategies to help teach writing.  Each of the strategies below is a web-link that will take you to a more detailed description of the that particular idea. Use … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Types of Details

Diane Maddock found this great resource for helping teach students the different types of evidence they can use when proving a claim. Types of Evidence:  Facts: The most frequent type of evidence in an essay is facts. Facts include names, … Continue reading

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