award-winning author Heather Wolpert-Gawron who introduces the series by saying, "Nothing fits in a box anymore." This multi-genre, hybrid approach to writing is ideal for differentiation and individualization. It accommodates differences in how students learn and in how they demonstrate their learning. The activities allow students to focus on their individual strengths, and yet explore other means of expression that they may have previously avoided.
Ultimately, project-based writing is about choice. Students choose subjects that interest them. As they dig deeper into the topics and issues that are most important to them, they not only learn how to express their ideas through writing, but they also make those all-important connections between what they do at school and "real life."
How do the books support the goals of the Common Core Standards? The activities help students build a functional knowledge of several writing formats and genres. At the same time, students are encouraged to dig deeper into the topics and issues that are most important to them. As they integrate their findings and demonstrate creativity in communicating their ideas (often via technology), they are using the higher levels of thinking that the Common Core Standards demands.
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