WritingFix: Quality Teaching Resources for K-12 strategically designed lessons to help "fix" teachers who don't enjoy teaching writing. How this website came to d how you can help keep it online and free-to-use: Teachers should share with each other, and the Internet is the perfect tool for promoting sharing.
It was too bad too. We had some great new directions planned for the website, but there was no money available to implement those plans. Keeping a popular website online can be expensive (about 1200 a year). With our nnwp's economic "crash all planned growth for WritingFix went directly to the back-burner, and it has now remained there for so long that I am convinced the WritingFix website is a "completed" project. It took Corbett Dena an entire year to create this set of slides, but three years later, it truly remains one of the best investments in time the husband-wife team created. I have been fortunate in that I have had so many great mentors over my 25-year teaching career. From these amazing and generous mentors, I borrowed and adapted writing strategies and teaching ideas, and then I began sharing those adaptations with other educators during inservice courses which I was designing-mostly to pay the bills that earning my Master's Degree had.
Dena and I had been stocking WritingFix with our own inservice materials and student samples, and now it was time to ask teacher participants if they would mind us including the lessons they had created at the WritingFix website too. WritingFix, however, should NOT go away; Dena and I decided that we would take over payingg the bill for all annual fees that keep the website online and free-to-use. The lessons that were created and posted between 20 were very good and deserve to be housed on the Internet for all teachers to find and use; we know there are.