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WritingFix: Give Back to our Website
the NNWP honors teachers who share new lessons, adapted teaching tools, and/or student samples that we can feature online at WritingFix.

An open invitation to writing teachers everywhere: WritingFix was created in 2001 as an online resource that could be used by educators taking any of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's locally-sponsored workshops for teachers. Because we posted so many quality resources, teachers from all over the world began discovering our site's useful and free-to-use materials, even though they weren't enrolled in the local classes the materials were intended for. We absolutely love the fact that teachers everywhere are finding benefit from our local inservice classes' resources for teaching writing.

In an e-mail in 2006, we received our first teaching resource from a teacher not from Northern Nevada. When we opened up the invitation for other teachers to share as well, we slowly began receiving teacher-inspired resources from all over the country and then the world.

During the 2010-2011 school year, teachers may submit any of the following for us to consider publishing. One complimentary NNWP print guide will be sent to those teachers whose submit a useable one of the following:

  • K-12 student writing samples inspired by any of the mentor text lessons already posted at WritingFix (be sure to see our publishing information page, which explains the process for having your students' work become part of the WritingFix website);
  • Adapted graphic organizers or revision tools that go along with any of the lessons posted at WritingFix.

Two complimentary NNWP print guides will be sent to those teachers who submit the following:

  • An original mentor text-inspired lesson that uses one of our lesson templates; lessons must include a write-up, graphic organizer, and student samples.
Submissions and inquiries may be sent to webmaster@writingfix.com

Templates for WritingFix Lesson Submissions

Most of our local NNWP inservices are "Make and Take" classes, which means on the last night of class, all participants write-up an original lesson that has been inspired by attending the class. Below, you can find links to the templates we use in those classes; you must use these templates when writing up a lesson for us to consider.

Picture Book Template

Our picture book class showcases lessons that incorporate skill-based graphic organizers, student choice, and teacher/student models; these are three of the seven elements of a differentiated writing lesson that strengthen instruction.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the picture book lesson page in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

Chapter Book Template

Our chapter book class showcases lessons that incorporate skill-based graphic organizers, student choice, and teacher/student models; these are three of the seven elements of a differentiated writing lesson that strengthen instruction.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the chapter book lesson page in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

iPod/Song Template

Our iPod/Song lyric class showcases lessons that incorporate skill-based graphic organizers, student choice, and teacher/student models; these are three of the seven elements of a differentiated writing lesson that strengthen instruction.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the iPod lesson page in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

 

HistoryFix Template

Our HistoryFix workshop showcases lessons that incorporate mentor texts related to social studies, student samples or teacher models, and ways to report out on learning with creativity.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the HistoryFix lesson collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

NumberFix Template

Our NumberFix workshop showcases lessons that incorporate mentor texts related to math, student samples or teacher models, and ways to report out on learning with creativity.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the NumberFix lesson collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

ScienceFix Template

Our HistoryFix workshop showcases lessons that incorporate mentor texts related to social studies, student samples or teacher models, and ways to report out on learning with creativity.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the ScienceFix lesson collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

 

Primary Trait Lesson

Our trait class for primary teachers showcases lessons that incorporate good use of mentor texts (for both reading and writing), skill focus, and student samples.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the Primary Writing Lesson Collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

Modeling Revision Lesson

Our revision inservice class showcases lessons that incorporate teaching modeling, analysis of text, and use of a very well-written mentor text that showcases skills of writing.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the Revision Lesson Collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

Original Wacky We-Search

Our Wacky We-Search workshop showcases lessons ask students to report out on learned information in a unique (perhaps wacky) way. This class is inspired by Barry Lane's 51 Wacky We-Search Reports.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the Wacky We-Search page in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

     

Art & Writing Lessons

Our art and writing class for primary teachers showcases lessons that incorporate good use of mentor texts, student samples, and lessons in both art and writing.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the Art & Writing Lesson Collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

Comparison/Contrast Lesson

Our comparison/contrast writing workshop showcases lessons that establish purposes for comparing with students and provide interesting tools to document the comparison.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the Compare & Contrast Lesson Collection in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

Humorous Persuasion Lesson

Our persuasive writing class showcases lessons that incorporate good use of mentor texts from the teacher and humor from student writers. The class is based on Gretchen Bernabei's Why We Must Run with Scissors.

When filling out this template, be sure to look over several examples of lessons from the Persuasive Writing Resource Page in order to see what we believe a thoughtful lesson write-up looks like.

Here are links to two particularly good lessons that used our template:

 

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