Articles for tag: Teaching Writing

Karla News

Teaching Writing Online with Laulima

I teach writing at Leeward Community College in Hawaii and have been doing so since 1990. In 2009, I took my first stab at teaching a writing class online and I’m using the course management system for the University of Hawaii called Laulima. There are many more experienced teachers than I, but perhaps the experiences ...

Karla News

How to Organize an Effective Writing Workshop

I’ve been teaching writing workshops for a year now. I have found them to be enlightening, fun and empowering for everyone, including myself. Over the past year, I’ve noticed a few things that have helped my workshops be successful. To be honest, when I first started teaching workshops, I had no previous experience. It was ...

Karla News

Sentence Fluency Lesson Plan

Many schools have elected to use the popular 6 traits of writing system in the elementary schools. This method of teaching writing defines six important traits that all good writers have. One of these traits is sentence fluency. this lesson introduces elementary school students to the concept of sentence fluency and provides them examples of ...