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Writing Resources

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Resources for the Writing Process

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Digital Content (6-12) Resources: (+++All sources are cited!!)


Discovery Education - good writing resources, many of which are editable.

Search "Argumentative writing,"

"writing process," etc.


SIRS Knowledge Source - many current controversial issues

with essential questions and articles for different viewpoints on the issues.

SIRS provides a comprehensive research guide for writing

an argumentative essay using their database.

The guide is also helpful to gain an overview of the process. 



Opposing Viewpoints current controversial issues supported with

many viewpoint articles and other types of resources



Instructional Tools Resources:
















Use EasyBib for citing sources. See Lauren for the coupon code.

Here are screenshots for registering.kenwood EB sign upfor wiki.docx


Microsoft Online provides access to the Microsoft Office Suite as well as One Drive. 



Video Resources (short) to use in teaching writing

(curated by your Library Media Specialist):


Essay Types Writing Videos (Argumentative, Compare/Contrast, etc.)


How to Write Essay Videos (Thesis Statements, Transitions, etc.)



Resources Curated by Larry Ferlazzo, Educator Extraordinaire:


The Best Resources for Writing Instruction 


The Best Resources for Writing in Science Class 


The Best Resources for Writing in Math Class 


The Best Resources for Writing in Social Studies Class 





Kenwood Writing Rubric 

You may tweak this as needed for your assignment.

If your students are using evidence from texts or other research, please add

source citations/use of EasyBib into the rubric.

Tools/Handouts for Research/Writing  


Picking a Topic PickaTopic.docx


Website Evaluation 

WebsiteEvaluatingChart.docx CRAAP_worksheet_and_criteria_3-13.pdf

Links to other Website evaluation tools Curated by Loch Raven's LMS


Writing Introductions and Conclusions Hints  Introduction_Conclusion_Argumentative_Writing_Tips.doc


SIRS Argument Writing Guide SIRS_Argument_Writing_Guide.docx

Grammar Help from Towson U's Writing Center


BCPL Writing Lab for Students


Through our partnership with BCPL, students with SAIL library cards

(see Ms. Magnuson for applications, if needed) have access to a Writing Lab

housed in the BrainFuse database. Not only can they access tools to help with their writing, they can actually submit their writing for review and feedback.



2016-17 How to Teach Secondary Students to Write Effectively

A detailed manual researched and written by the

Institute of Education Sciences (US Dept. of Ed) 

Filled with very practical. helpful information on teaching writing










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