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Websites That Explain Literacy

  • Teachers Network: All parents want to help their children, but they may not know exactly what to do when it comes to literacy development. Here you will find some ideas to help you support your child's literacy needs.
  • Great Source iwrite is a collection of writing resources and support for educators, students in grades 5-12, and parents. You will find A variety of templates, tutorials, and graphic organizers introduce and explain the major forms of writing (narrativepersuasiveexpository,researchresponse to literature) and help students develop practical writing skills – from coming up with a topic idea to publishing a polished work. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft for Learning Essentials, these tools offer solid instruction from the popular, research-based Write Source series of writing programs. Online access to these resources makes them convenient to support a variety of learning styles and instructional settings including at-home homework support. (Gr.5 -12)
  • Interactive Six-Trait Writing Process. This web site provides an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and improving student writing based on the Six Traits Writing model. The links below provide an overview of the model along with the scoring rubrics for each trait. Exercises provided here will give students and teachers a chance to read sample writings, rate them, and compare their ratings with ratings made by English teachers. This will provide a valuable opportunity for both students, teachers and parents to improve their understanding of the Six Traits and, in the end, improve their own writing. (Gr.1-12)