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All Blog Posts With Writing Tag or Category
October 31, 2014
October 30, 2014
Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.
October 01, 2014
If multiple-choice tests are out of sync with deeper project based learning, should teachers abandon them?
September 05, 2014
BookMarks attends the Letters About Literature awards at the National Book Festival.
September 04, 2014
The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.
August 25, 2014
Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.
August 21, 2014
Computerized essay-scoring may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
August 19, 2014
Despite the many negative associations with automated essay-scoring, there's some evidence it may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
August 04, 2014
Fourth graders struggled with some of the most basic functions on a computer-based writing assessment, according to a recent federal study.
July 30, 2014
A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.