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February 2004

Teaching That Makes Sense
Free reading and writing resources.
Grade Level: Professional

http://www.ttms.org/

CONTENT:
Teaching That Makes Sense is a great resource for educators. It includes articles and downloads focused on reading and writing.
AESTHETICS:
The site's layout is a simple table. It uses color and simple graphics to add interest.
ORGANIZATION:
The site is easily navigated. Downloads are listed in the left column and featured articles are showcased on the main page.

REVIEW:
Teaching That Makes Sense offers free reading and writing resources for teachers. Downloads are available in .pdf format. Topics include writing strategies, writing samples, Writer's Workshop, writing across the curriculum and many more. Features articles include information on best practice, reading in the content areas, quality in student writing, and assessment. Be sure to check out the Organizers for tips and guidelines for writing strategies and the writing process as well as organizers for beginning and maturing writers, lesson planning, reading and writing fiction, organizing and managing a Writer's Workshop or Reader's Workshop, and writing across the curriculum. Included is the Reading/Writing Poster Pack with twenty-seven posters that can be printed and used in the classroom.

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