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Read the information on the Writing Strand (pp. 12-13 in hard copy) of the Ontario Curriculum Language.

What are the essential principles provided in this passage regarding the teaching of writing?

Read the sources below for information on social media outlets and how they pertain to teaching.

Exploring Resources

Use the sources below (or sources suggested in the articles above) as a starting point to find resources that will help teachers to implement the Writing Strand of the Ontario Curriculum – Language.

Resource Critique

Choose one specific resource or idea that you explored above. Consider how it could address a key principle in teaching writing or a specific curriculum expectation for Writing. Note: You are not reviewing The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags or The IRC Pinterest Site; you are to critique a specific resource or idea for teaching writing that you found through one of the larger collections indicated above.

Create a Forum post that answers the “3 Ws”:

  • What is the resource? Provide a link and basic information about your selection.
  • Why? What principles of teaching writing or specific expectation(s) could be addressed though this resource? What features make this resource useful for teachers of literacy.
  • What now? How could you anticipate using this idea in your upcoming literacy placement?

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