Purchase Area Writing Project

Purchase Area Writing Project

National Writing Project at Murray State University

National Writing Project
100 Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 42071 - Telephone 270.809.4727

Teacher Resources

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Agencies & Organizations

Alliance For Excellent Education
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.

ElementarySchools.Org
Public elementary school and private elementary school data from the National Center for Education Statistics

ED.gov
U.S. Department of Education

High-Schools.com
Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools. Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics

KDE
Kentucky Department of Education

KEA
Kentucky Education Association

Kentucky Council of Teachers of English
The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts is a non-profit, service organization for Kentucky English and Language Arts teachers of all levels (Kindergarten-Graduate School). Publishes a newsletter and a journal.

Kentucky Writing Project
The Kentucky Writing Project is a state-sponsored network of National Writing Project sites. Its primary goal is to foster teacher leadership in Kentucky schools that will improve the teaching of writing.

Modern Language Association (MLA)
The international professional organization for teachers of literature, composition, and foreign languages. Includes a variety of resources, including a pedagogical book list and links to the MLA style guide.

National Council of Teachers of English(NCTE)
The national organization for English and writing teachers at the primary, secondary, and postsecondary levels.

National Writing Project
The host organization for the Purchase Area Writing Project.

National Writing Project - Google+ Community
A place to engage in conversations with Writing Project colleagues.

NEA
National Education Association


Lesson Planning

Educational Resources
Language Arts Lesson Plans and Resources

HS Lesson Plans
A web archive of High School lesson plans

KET EncycloMedia
Internet-based learning service offered free to Kentucky public schools

Lesson Plan Search

LessonPlanz
A searchable directory of free lesson plans and lesson plan resources.

The OWL at Purdue
The OWL at Purdue offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style.

Scholastic
Lesson Plans and Ideas from Scholastic

Teaching Tools
Kentucky Department of Education Teaching Tools

Teacher Help Desk
Provides instructional tools to help teachers with lesson design and provides alternatives to their current writing curriculum.

Writing Fix
Writing assignments and prompts from the Northern Nevada Writing Project.


Libraries & Museums

Awesome Library
Online Library with over 19,000 resources.

KYVL
The Kentucky Virtual Library

The Library of Congress

Murray State University Libraries

The Smithsonian Institue


Matching Books With Students

News

Reference

About.Com
A site with information on just about everything.

Eduref
The Educator's Reference Desk

ElementarySchools.Org
Public elementary school and private elementary school data from the National Center for Education Statistics

High-Schools.com
Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools. Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics

Language Arts Links
A large collection of links for Language Arts

Wikipedia
The largest user-edited, free-content encyclopedia on the internet.

Education in the United States - Wikipedia
Wikipedia article on education in the United States.


Unit Plans


Fallen Angels: The Vietnam War
This unit will increase student knowledge of the Vietnam War, along with anti-war movements and protests and other common social issues of the time period, while enhancing their reading, writing, and researching skills.

 


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