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A Tool for Writing
Students enjoy it
Students already know how to use most of it
It is relatively safe
Students can be easily monitored
It’s not going anywhere
Students enjoy it!
Plagiarism checks are easier
Students improve keyboarding skills
A weekly paper that requires both reading and writing
A different text is chosen each week
A variety of types of texts ...
- Improve their familiarity with how to use the Web
and its resources
- Reinforce/Extend their knowledge of the six writin...
Write about subjects that interest them
Demonstrate an ability to read a variety of texts with
insight
Write with an em...
1. Students choose a text to read from the teachers
website.
2. Students read their chosen text, jotting down a few
questi...
Write a one-page paper that:
Establishes a clear thesis
Is organized into paragraphs that build on the thesis
Has a ti...
Weekly Writing – that is ideally worked on daily –
improves students writing skills
Student chosen texts sparks interest...
Technology and a reoccurring assignment cannot
replace solid instruction.
Technology is not a crunch, but it can enhance t...
Information on The Weekly Paper from The English
Teacher’s Companion Third Edition
By: Jim Burke
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The Weekly Paper

  1. 1. A Tool for Writing
  2. 2. Students enjoy it Students already know how to use most of it It is relatively safe Students can be easily monitored
  3. 3. It’s not going anywhere Students enjoy it! Plagiarism checks are easier Students improve keyboarding skills
  4. 4. A weekly paper that requires both reading and writing A different text is chosen each week A variety of types of texts area used: images, essays, films, articles, poems, stories, and multimedia productions
  5. 5. - Improve their familiarity with how to use the Web and its resources - Reinforce/Extend their knowledge of the six writing traits: Sentence Fluency, Ideas and Content, Word Choice, Voice, Conventions and Organization
  6. 6. Write about subjects that interest them Demonstrate an ability to read a variety of texts with insight Write with an emphasis on clarity and correctness
  7. 7. 1. Students choose a text to read from the teachers website. 2. Students read their chosen text, jotting down a few questions first to guide their reading
  8. 8. Write a one-page paper that: Establishes a clear thesis Is organized into paragraphs that build on the thesis Has a title Is properly formatted Is revised Is proofread
  9. 9. Weekly Writing – that is ideally worked on daily – improves students writing skills Student chosen texts sparks interest Students’ (as well as teachers’) technological skills improve with use Can be graded or participation based to encourage taking risks
  10. 10. Technology and a reoccurring assignment cannot replace solid instruction. Technology is not a crunch, but it can enhance the curriculum.
  11. 11. Information on The Weekly Paper from The English Teacher’s Companion Third Edition By: Jim Burke

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