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Come Together: Collaborative Writing in Secondary School

Promoting collaboration and the value of working together is crucial in preparing students for what comes after high school and college. A fun and engaging way to do that in the ELA classroom is through collaborative writing activities, and this collection boasts a number of great ideas to help bring your students together.
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Come Together: Collaborative Writing in Secondary School
  • Megan McClure says:
    EDSITEment! details a lesson plan in which students listen, write, and read poetry. Students work individually to write a line of poetry, which is then combined and read aloud as one cohesive poem.
  • Megan McClure says:
    This resource offers a number of collaborative writing activity ideas, including poetry, free association, and wordplay.
  • Megan McClure says:
    "Blue Is" is a collaborative writing activity in which students explore imagery work together to create a poem loaded with strong sensory images.
  • Megan McClure says:
    English Language Arts teacher, Jennifer Rosenzweig, places her students in groups of two or three and has them work collaboratively to write a persuasive piece in response to Of Mice and Men.
  • Collaborative Writing

    Website Blog
    englishcompost.wordpress.com
    englishcompost.wordpress.com
    Megan McClure says:
    This blog post is great because it offers the advantages and disadvantages to writing collaboratively. Advantages include division of labor and multiple proofreaders, while some disadvantages are differences of opinion and differences in writing style. The post also examines ways students can effectively approach a collaborative writing project.
  • ccnmtl.columbia.edu
    ccnmtl.columbia.edu

    Engaging in Collaborative Writing

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    Megan McClure says:
    "Engaging in Collaborative Writing" explains the what and the why of collaborative writing and approaches to use the strategy effectively.
  • Group Writing

    Website
    writingcenter.unc.edu
    writingcenter.unc.edu
    Megan McClure says:
    Intended for college students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, this resource outlines the components of effective group writing could easily be used in the Secondary classroom.
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