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Lacina, Jan; Block, Cathy Collins – Voices from the Middle, 2012
Many recent publications describe writing as the neglected "r"; however, there is very little data on what writing instruction looks like in schools, especially in grades 4-6. The purpose of this article is to describe large urban school district literacy leaders' views on the state of writing instruction within their districts--and their…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Grade 4, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Desler, Gail – Voices from the Middle, 2009
The Change Writers project was born in the Title I schools of Elk Grove, California, when Gail Desler, a technology integration specialist, became motivated to open up the district's mandated "Open Court" curriculum to better serve intermediate-grade students. Through writing, technology, and imagination, a larger conversation was…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools