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Writing


Writing
Handwriting

Also see Language Arts for resources about grammar, spelling, vocabulary, etc, Research, Citation and Style Guides, Plagiarism,

WRITING


Mentor Text Writing: Picture Books
http://writingfix.com/picture_book_prompts.htm

Teaching Writing
http://eleaston.com/writing.html

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html
“Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer.”

Motivating a Reluctant Writer [word prediction]
http://www2.edc.org/ncip/LIBRARY/wp/motiv.htm

Writing Is Not Just a Basic Skill (in higher education)
http://chronicle.com/free/v55/i11/11a04701.htm

Citing References in Your Paper
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Documentation.html
This is from the Writer’s Handbook from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It includes an area about Paraphrasing and Quoting Sources at http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QuotingSources.html

OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/oldindex.html

Writer’s Handbook from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/index.html

Writing & Spelling
http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/writing/richards_avoidwrtg.html
"Articles within this section cover a broad range of topics, including understanding dysgraphia (a term used to describe difficulty in writing, particularly handwriting), teaching writing skills, and technology resources for writing."

The Writing Road: Reinvigorate Your Students' Enthusiasm for Writing by Regina Richards
http://www.ldonline.org/article/The_Writing_Road%3A_Reinvigorate_Your_Students%27_Enthusiasm_for_Writing?theme=print

The Most Helpful Resources Available for Proofreading, Grammar, and Writing
http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/tips-and-tools/proofreading

The Top 50 Academic Writing Resources Online
http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/tips-and-tools/best-writing-resources

Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits
http://www.wiredinstructor.net/TraitsLinks.html
The six traits are Ideas and Content, Organization, Voice, Word Choices, Sentence Fluency, Conventions

From Start to Finish Writing the Right Way
http://fnopress.com/start/index.html
These are sample lessons for a program by J. McKenzie for adult writers learning to write on computers.


HANDWRITING


Handwriting Without Tears
http://shopping.hwtears.com/category/handwriting

Handwriting Matters
http://gnmparents.com/handwriting-matters/
This blog, by Grasshopper New Media Parents, begins by talking about research that found “that the ability to handwrite is tied to our ability to express ourselves fluently.”

Handwriting Repair
http://www.global2000.net/handwritingrepair/

National Handwriting Association – Links
http://www.nha-handwriting.org.uk/links.html
They are serious. Their home page is at http://www.nha-handwriting.org.uk/index.htm

Handywrite [alternative method]
http://www.alysion.org/handy/handywrite.htm
“So a really slick form of handwriting would use one stroke for one sound. …[With this system, you] just need to learn to hear the sounds that you use when speaking English so you can write them, and then learn some simple symbols to represent those sounds.”

Write-On Handwriting [commercial product]
www.writeonhandwriting.com