Give the Gift of Writing

December 16, 2014

The holidays have arrived! Hannukah begins today; Christmas is in 9 days; Kwanzaa begins the day after. With all of these and more, perhaps you are still looking for that perfect gift for someone. Why not try writing?

Resource Roundup: Stimulus Material

December 10, 2014

Some of PEG Writing's prepackaged prompts are accompanied by stimulus material, including videos, web links, additional reading passages, and more. When a teacher creates a prompt in PEG Writing, they can also add stimulus material to these custom prompts. So where do you go for stimulus material? We've got some resources for you.

Think The Six Traits Are Just For School?

December 4, 2014

Think again!

Resource Roundup: Prompt Development

December 3, 2014

Creating engaging prompts and writing topics for students can be exciting, especially when you can see the wheels start to turn as they formulate a response. But sometimes you can get writer's block even when trying to create your prompts! Use this week's resources to spark some of your prompt development.

Resource Roundup: Encouraging Writing Over the Holidays

November 26, 2014

The holidays are an important time to remind your students to keep writing!

Why YouTube, You Ask?

November 24, 2014

One of the questions we often get from teachers is why we choose to add YouTube videos to our stimulus material for some of the PEG Writing prepackaged prompts. Some teachers have told us that their districts block YouTube. Others worry that YouTube videos are not credible or that there may be inappropriate advertising prior to the start of the video. While we understand some of these concerns, we’d like to address some of the advantages of YouTube and share with you why we utilize this channel for our stimulus material.

Resource Roundup: Thanksgiving

November 19, 2014

It's hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving! Use this week's resources to incorporate this holiday into the classroom.

Resource Roundup: Apps in the Classroom

November 12, 2014

Searching through the app store can be a time-consuming and overwhelming process. Let us help! This week's Resource Roundup includes just a few apps that can be used for writing, idea development, and organization.

Writing in the Mathematics Classroom

November 11, 2014

Upon first glance, writing and mathematics may seem like oil and water: they don’t mix. As the table below shows, the two content areas often appear to be polar opposites of each other.

However, writing in the mathematics classroom is more natural than it seems, and has many benefits for students.

Resource Roundup: National Novel Writing Month

November 5, 2014

It's National Novel Writing Month! Do you have students who are interested in writing a novel? Who have a story to tell? Use this week's resources to get them involved in their own storytelling.