8th Grade Writes!

A private space for 8th Grade Lyme School students to tell stories, practice writing and have fun
Aug 07
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Welcome to your 8th Grade Writing Space

This digital classroom space is brought to you by -- and supported by -- Young Writers Project  (YWP), a small non-profit in Vermont. This platform is a powerful tool for you to practice writing, tell stories, use digital media, give each other support and engage in independent projects. It is a private space -- only students and teachers with accounts can see the content. 

This website is specifically designed for teachers to export challenges from youngwritersproject.org and YWP's My Community Story Project (teachers need to log into both sites to access). Teachers can also create their own challenges, create workshops (larger projects) with sequential challenges or steps.The challenges are grouped by "genre" (mostly in the narrative text type, but also grouped by idea-development, research/interviewing, digital media, feedback, editing, polish and audience.) There is a workshop on this site for you to get started with community storytelling; YWP will be holding video conferences during the year, first on a few technical walk-throughs, and then on the content; the latter will also afford an opportunity for teachers to share and learn from colleagues. We hope that teachers will bring students into those conversations as well.

Young Writers Project has worked extensively with youths and teachers. Since 2006, YWP has connected with 100,000+ youths -- mostly through its open, online community at youngwritersproject.org and offered guidance to 2,000 teachers. We have found that these digital spaces -- when used regularly -- increase students' interest and performance in writing. For more details of all that YWP is providing in the 2018/19 school year,  go to https://youngwritersproject.org/ywp4teachers. 

The platform is robust and offers some of these features:

Sep 08
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Commenting for the younguns

Hey you 10 year olds who want to learn how to make the perfect comment to give to your friends(if you have any). Well, as it seems to be, you came to the right person! I have some ingenious tips for you.The first thing that you will want to make sure of is that you give specific feedback. Then, you will want to use copy and paste to show the stuff that you liked and disliked about that piece of writing. Next, to be kinder in your comments, you will need to sandwich two nice comments around a helpful suggestion. There you have it, the best comment  ever that you can give to your friends. Oh, and if you don't have any friends, Copy and Paste is your new friend.