S M A R T Goal Writing

Style
University Writing Center (Jason)

Lessons for teaching style (Jason )

Boring essays (Jason)

Style Guide (Colleen)

National Writing project (Steph)
What Works Clearinghouse-(Steph)-Look at Recommendations 2 and 3 for writing for a variety of purposes and varied sentence structure

Conventions
5 Features to Effective Writing (Jen W.)-What research and best practice show about teaching grammar and spelling. Breaks down teaching conventions to K-2 and then 3-5.
Teaching Conventions in Context: Author's Craft Study (Jen W.) -Teaching conventions through literature.
Free Apps for Conventions with songs (Jen W.)- Apps that allow students to listen and watch grammar songs with a quick check to see if they understood the concept.
Intervention Instruction for Print Conventions (Jen W.)- teaching print conventions- RTI model for K-2
Teaching Conventions (Jen W.)- How and what you can do in your own classroom. Great lesson plans at the end of the article. Lots of suggestions for classroom application.
Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing (Andrea) - Developing the Craft of Writing
Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing (Andrea) - Book


Organization
ideas, rubrics and more! (Jason)

Lehman, Christopher. Energize Research Reading and Writing: Fresh Strategies to Spark Interest, Develop Independence, and Meet Key Common Core Standards, Grades 4-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2012. Print. (Laurie)-A copy was purchased for all 3-5 teachers. Strategies for helping students brainstorm a topic, research, take notes and organize writing about research.


General
Melissa Forney (Jason)

That writing lady ; (4 questions to get your kids to read like writers (Jason) )


Rubrics
CCSS Rubrics K-5 (Rubrics from Joan (Jen W.))