#TeachWriting Chat on Historical Writing.

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, I was the Guest moderator for the Twitter Chat #TeachWriting on Historical Writing. You can read an archive of the chat. The questions and resources I shared are posted below.

Welcome to tonight’s #TeachWriting chat on Historical Writing. Please introduce yourself, including subject and grade level.

Q1. What type of writing do you typically include in your classroom? (Argumentative, informative/explanatory, and/or narrative) #TeachWriting

Q2. Do your students have a preference for any particular writing tasks? #TeachWriting

Q3. What is the biggest challenge for your Ss writing a thesis, developing an argument, or assessing evidence? #TeachWriting

Q4. How can History teachers share the burden of writing instruction with other teachers? #TeachWriting

Q5. How can writing assignments be increased in History classes without interfering with coverage, or pacing plans? #TeachWriting

Q6. Should automated essay scorers be used to grade student writing? #TeachWriting

Q7. What tools and resources do you use that help students with argumentative writing? #TeachWriting

Q8. Why isn’t SRSD writing instruction taught to History teachers? #TeachWriting


A1. LDC Rubric http://ldc.org/sites/default/files/LDC-Argumentation-Rubric-2.0.pdf #TeachWriting

A1. BATREECS argumentative graphic organizers starting at pp. 62-65 http://www.nancyfetzer.com/pdf/writing/AtaGlance7-12.pdf #TeachWriting

A2. LDC’s Gr 6-12 Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric http://ldc.org/sites/default/files/LDC-InfoExplanatory-Rubric-2.0.pdf #TeachWriting

A2. This graphic organizer helps students with outlining http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/K12ELA7-3.3.2-InformativeEssayFrame-BY-SA.pdf #TeachWriting

A2. Elementary graphic organizers https://walch.com/samplepages/050078.pdf

A3. LDC Rubric http://ldc.org/sites/default/files/LDC-Narrative-Rubric-2.0.pdf #TeachWriting

A3. Argument graph org for elementary students on pp. 26-27 https://michelleleba.wikispaces.com/file/view/Social+Studies+Graphic+Organizers.pdf #TeachWriting

A4. Mix in some newswriting http://www.edutopia.org/blog/news-writing-teaches-history-writing-david-cutler #TeachWriting

A5. Don’t increase your reading, req Ss to use http://www.paperrater.com/ #TeachWriting Provides plag detect & grade

A5. Revision Assistant https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-09-22-where-does-automated-essay-scoring-belong-in-k-12-education #TeachWriting

A6. https://historyrewriter.com/2014/12/02/detecting-plagiarism/ #TeachWriting

A6. http://elearningindustry.com/top-10-free-plagiarism-detection-tools-for-teachers #TeachWriting

A7. Teaching students to write historical arguments http://www.literacyinlearningexchange.org/sites/default/files/ncss_what_makes_a_good_history_essay_for-posting.pdf #TeachWriting

A7. Guide to writing an argument from the U of Iowa. http://clas.uiowa.edu/history/teaching-and-writing-center/guides/argumentation #TeachWriting

A8. https://historyrewriter.com/2014/12/04/srsd-instruction/ #TeachWriting

A8. https://historyrewriter.com/2014/12/09/srsd-writing-in-history/ #TeachWriting

A8. All things SRSD. Great resources. www.thinkSRD.org #TeachWriting

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