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Red Arrow Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Write Stories (4-12)

Are you interested in creative ways to integrate writing, technology, and content curriculum? Digital storytelling is an excellent way to engage students because it allows them to use their vast technology skills to tell a story. This online course takes you from start to finish for the entire digital storytelling process. Learn how to design digital storytelling projects for all content areas allowing you to incorporate writing throughout the curriculum. Strategies and ideas are shared for story content as well as technology that can be used to produce the stories. Appropriate ways to assess digital stories will also be shared.

Red Arrow Effective Strategies for Emergent and Early Writers (PreK-3)

Are you looking for effective ways to encourage your young writers? Do you need strategies for teaching students the foundations for writing success? This online course focuses on helping teachers work with emergent and early writers. Teachers will learn many useful and practical strategies they can use to help young writers with specific lessons for narrative, informative, and persuasive writing, as well as basic research reports. Excellent children's literature is used to present many writing strategies. Additional topics include the writing process, writer's workshop, and using technology to produce and publish student writing. Assessment options for writing are also presented. Finally, effective strategies for helping struggling writers are also shared.

Red Arrow Effective Strategies to Improve Student Writing (4-12)

Are you looking for effective ways to help your student writers? This course provides you with plenty of strategies that are sure to improve your students' writing skills. You will be provided with effective ways to teach students how to write successful narrative essays, persuasive essays, and informative essays. The course also focuses on teaching students a step-by-step process for writing research reports. Technology is another area of focus addressing digital research, information literacy, digital storytelling, and iPad apps. You will also learn ways to help struggling writers as well as motivate reluctant writers. Finally writer's workshop is introduced within the context of the writing process.

Red Arrow Guiding Emergent and Early Struggling Writers to Success (K-2)

How can you help your struggling writers become more successful with their writing? Children often begin school excited to learn how to write, but for those who struggle, the spark is quickly diminished. If you want to put the spark back into your students’ writing, this course is meant for you! This online course is designed for teachers in grades K-2 who want to help their struggling students with key writing skills. Specific strategies will be introduced that improve student writing. Information on the writing process is shared together with specific suggestions for incorporating writing strategies such as the six traits, the use of literature , nonfiction writing, and writing across the curriculum.

Red Arrow Helping Middle Grade Struggling Writers Achieve Success (3-6)

What's black and white and red all over? A struggling writer's essay. Writing is hard work, especially for the student who struggles. This online course is designed for teachers in grades 3-6 who want to help their struggling writers with key writing skills. Specific strategies will be introduced that improve student writing. Details on the writing process will be shared together with specific suggestions for incorporating writing strategies such as the six traits, the use of literature in tandem with writing, and writing across the curriculum. Information on writing and technology as well as assessment will also be shared. 

Red Arrow A New Approach to Spelling Instruction (K-6)

Is spelling the most boring subject you teach? This online course is designed for educators interested in learning a variety of ways to teach essential spelling skills to their students. Spelling is an essential and complex skill and an important component of the overall language arts curriculum. Instead of looking at spelling as a memorization process, spelling should be thought of as a building block of literacy development. Teachers will learn a variety of proven ways to increase students’ spelling skills using interactive, developmental, and fun activities!

Red Arrow Preparing Students for the Common Core Assessments (K-12)

Are you ready to administer the new Common Core assessments in your classroom? This online course helps teachers understand the impact of the Common Core Assessments and how they influence teaching strategies, curriculum design, and non-summative assessment methods. The course also provides detailed information on important shifts from standardized testing to the new assessments that impact the way lessons are developed and taught. Teachers also gain important strategies for helping students prepare for the Common Core Assessments, including study and test-taking tips. A multitude of resources, including sample test items, are included as well to ensure the teacher has the tools and information necessary to prepare for the Common Core Assessments.

Red Arrow Six Traits of Writing (K-6)

Do you want to better understand the six traits of writing? This online course teaches you all the basics you need to get started. You will find a detailed course section for each trait along with excellent ideas for using literature to help teach each of the six traits of writing. A variety of assessment strategies are also shared.

Red Arrow Writer's Workshop in the Elementary Classroom (K-6)

Have you always wanted to start a writer's workshop program in your classroom but were not sure how to begin? This online course gives you all the basics including management tips and suggestions. Writing domains and the writing process are also emphasized. teachers will also gain valuable resources for using literature to enhance a writer's workshop program.

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