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Plan for composing using a variety of strategies (e.g., brainstorming, drawing, graphic organizers, peer discussion, reading, viewing).  Generate questions.  Locate information sources; gather information from multiple sources; take notes on important information from sources. 

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Ages: 14 - 18
Geoffrey Moore on Writing for Readers - Khan Academy
From YouTube, produced by Salman Khan and Geoffrey Moore
Salman Khan enlists the aid of Geoffrey Moore to discuss writing. (17:30)
March 30, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
How To Write a Thesis Statement
From Howcast
This video explains how to write a  thesis. It goes step-by-step and is easy to follow with examples.
January 18, 2011 at 09:31 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Teaching Channel: Socratic Seminar
From vimeo.com, produced by Teaching Channel
This video features a method for analyzing and debating in the classroom.  Students are given a specific set of language to use as a framework for dicussion/debate on a given text.  This would be beneficial as a pre-writing tool, for oral debate, and... [more]
November 1, 2012 at 01:51 PM
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Ages: 8 - 12
Pre-Writing Skills
From discoveryeducation.com, produced by Discovery Education
Writers are more effective when they first develop a writing plan, such as organizing their thoughts into main ideas and supporting details.
May 26, 2010 at 07:15 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
The Writing Process: Plan
From YouTube, produced by East Tennessee State
This very informative video tells all about the planning process of writing.  It includes: finding your purpose, posture (viewpoint), and format.  It also defines many general writing terms.  This video was meant for students in high school or the Un... [more]
August 16, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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Ages: 9 - 12
Elements of Writing Reports : An Interactive Game
From bbc.co.uk, produced by BBC.Com
In this game, students answer questions about writing/planning reports, such as choosing a topic, sources of information, and choosing a title.  ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
July 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Focus on Main Idea
From YouTube
In video teaches to remember to focus on the main idea when you write a paragraph of the story you're telling. It does no good to write a paragraph with no core idea. This paragraph example in the video reminds you how to have a core idea and stick t... [more]
February 5, 2010 at 01:13 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
How to Make an Outline
From eHow
How to Make an Outline. Part of the series: Writing Tips. An outline grounds a writer and makes sure that they don't get off track. There are clear examples of what the outline looks like, but it does not help the students understand what subcategori... [more]
January 17, 2011 at 03:28 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Six Traits of Writing
From blinkx.com
This 20 minute lecture is on using the Six Traits of Writing. It includes student examples and moves slowly through the traits.
May 28, 2011 at 08:08 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Learn how to Write an Essay - Thesis and Research
From search.yahoo.com
Different types of essays explains and how to state what the writer is going to do as a thesis statement. This is part of a series. This video moves rapidly and so students have a list of the information as they won't be able to take notes due to the... [more]
January 11, 2011 at 09:40 PM
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