Writing Skills 101 - Form, Audience and Purpose

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The ELA Common Core Standards place an emphasis on on-demand writing and writing for real-world, authentic audiences.  For students to be successful in doing this, they must understand that “One Size Doesn’t Fit All”. 

In other words, writing a friendly letter at one time may be totally inappropriate for a required purpose and intended audience at a later time.  This creates the dilemma of insuring that students understand Form, Audience, & Purpose and how these relate to on-demand writing.  This mini lesson is a wonderful language arts test prep tool because it allows students to analyse writing prompts.  

Click here to download the free mini lesson.

Use twitter live in PowerPoint Presentations.

Ever been subjected to death PowerPoint where someone basically reads the information on screen for hours on end.  Well this little ditty can spice up a presentation by getting live audience feedback via twitter that will update instantly on screen an engage the audience in seconds.  Yes Polleverywhere have come up with an app that you can instantly as a question such as what is your favourite colour?  Your audience Twitter their response and it collates the data and presents it live on screen theough PowerPoint.  Both free and Paid versios are available of course - Check it out here.