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About Writing
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

Subject:
Writing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
05/27/2015
Airports and Gates: A look at globalized poetry
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This source aims to help students place Naomi Shihab Nye's poetry in conversation with other poems and reading materials, and in doing so, the goal is to help students work on synthesizing sources. The paired passage assignments are designed to offer students and teachers flexibility in accomplishing these tasks. The source is a remix. The original lesson can be found here: https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/gate-4-naomi-shihab-nye

Subject:
Reading
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Bryan Harvey
Andrea Yarbough
Janet Copenhaver
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Being in the Noh: An Introduction to Japanese Noh Plays
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Noh, the oldest surviving Japanese dramatic form, combines elements of dance, drama, music, and poetry into a highly stylized, aesthetic retelling of a well-known story from Japanese literature, such as The Tale of Genji or The Tale of the Heike. This lesson provides an introduction to the elements of Noh plays and to the text of two plays, and provides opportunities for students to compare the conventions of the Noh play with other dramatic forms with which they may already be familiar, such as the ancient Greek dramas of Sophocles. By reading classic examples of Noh plays, such as Atsumori, students will learn to identify the structure, characters, style, and stories typical to this form of drama. Students will expand their grasp of these conventions by using them to write the introduction to a Noh play of their own.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Fiction
Writing
History/Social Sciences
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Body Paragraphs (connected to a thesis)
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Connect what students already know about paragraphs to using paragraphs in the context of a paper. This works best when paired with an assigned writing project.  (Make sure to have already taught sentence variety and transitional words/phrases) 

Subject:
English
Writing
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Elizabeth Huggin
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Business Writing
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This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to write a variety of documents, including memos, letters, and reports, tailored to professional audiences.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Writing
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Close Reading of Visual Art with "The Kiss"
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This activity is intended as an introduction to close-reading using visual media. In this lesson, students will review and then closely "read" the painting, "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt in order to understand the process of close-reading and its impact on our understanding of texts. Once students have learned how to conduct close-reading of a visual text, they reflect on how they might transfer this skill to the written word.
This activity also includes optional extension activities that incorporate poetry into the lesson.

Subject:
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Reading
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Author:
Andrea Yarbough
Date Added:
12/28/2019
Remix
Close Reading of Visual Art with "The Problem We All Live With"
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Once students have learned how to conduct close-reading of a visual text, they reflect on how they might transfer this skill to the written word.

Subject:
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Reading
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Author:
Jennifer Morotini
Date Added:
01/09/2020
Composition I Anthology
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This Composition Reader is an edited, curated collection of OER material for you to use as you see fit in your course.  It consists of personal essays, literature, video and audio files, web writing, and long-form journalism.

Subject:
Writing
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Critical Ways of Seeing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Context
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Huckleberry Finn opens with a warning from its author that misinterpreting readers will be shot. Despite the danger, readers have been approaching the novel from such diverse critical perspectives for 120 years that it is both commonly taught and frequently banned, for a variety of reasons. Studying both the novel and its critics with an emphasis on cultural context will help students develop analytical tools essential for navigating this work and other American controversies. This lesson asks students to combine internet historical research with critical reading. Then students will produce several writing assignments exploring what readers see in Huckleberry Finn and why they see it that way.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Fiction
Writing
History/Social Sciences
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

Subject:
Reading
Research
Writing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alise Lamoreaux
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Doing Oral History with Vietnam War Veterans
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Oral History Interviews that bring students together with veterans help to foster empathy and make history come alive. This lessons offers a step-by-step guide to doing an oral history project with Vietnam War Veterans.

Subject:
English
Writing
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
The Everyday Project
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Per their website, the mission of The Everyday Project is as follows:
"The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us."

The Everyday Project began as Everyday Africa, a collection of photographs and stories depicting life in Africa from different perspectives. The website as it is now is dedicated to using photography to combat inequality and perception.

This Project can be used in a variety of different ways in the classroom, and can definitely be a cross-curricular project. It encourages students to research and explore different areas or communities, especially their own. It promotes creativity and self-expression. Although the Project is primarily focused on photography, it can also open avenues for reading, research, and writing.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
English
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Research
Writing
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Primary Source
Visual Media
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Remix
Evicting the Writing SOL: Body Paragraphs
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This resource is a quick reference guide for students as they develop body paragraphs in response to persuasive writing tasks, such as the Writing SOL Short Paper. The resource includes various strategies that students can use for elaborating on ideas and exemplar paragraphs based on a released SOL prompt.

Subject:
English
Writing
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Author:
Bryan Harvey
Janet Copenhaver
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom | Open SUNY Textbooks
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Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

Table of Contents:

Part One: YOUR Solid Foundation

The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk

Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy

Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson

These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin

With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes

Part Two: YOU Are the President and CEO of YOU

Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao
Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace

Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker

Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey

What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch

Part Three: The Future YOU

Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein

Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini

Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown

It’s Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano

Learn What You Don’t Want by Jamie Edwards

Subject:
Reading
Research
Writing
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Date Added:
08/21/2015
The Gordon State College Writing Handbook
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Members of the Gordon faculty have collaborated on the authorship of this guide, and it is targeted directly at Gordon students to help them with their writing across the GSC curriculum. This guide provides at least three distinct advantages over other guides: it is specifically targeted to Gordon State students, it covers writing across the whole curriculum, not just English; and it is free.

Many approaches to crafting this guide were entertained, but the authors decided that what students really want from a composition guide are practical examples of writing that they might actually encounter in their classroom experiences at Gordon. Many guides try to do this, but this guide uses real Gordon professors and real Gordon class assignments as a starting point. This results in what we feel is a substantial improvement over other available writing guides.

Subject:
Writing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Mark King
Wesley Venus
Date Added:
03/19/2016
Remix
Hacking the Writing SOL: Body Paragraphs
Conditions of Use:
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This resource is a quick reference guide for students as they develop body paragraphs in response to persuasive writing tasks, such as the Writing SOL Short Paper. The resource includes various strategies that students can use for elaborating on ideas and exemplar paragraphs based on a released SOL prompt.

Subject:
English
Writing
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Author:
Josh Thompson
Date Added:
12/12/2019