March 13, 2011

The National Gallery of Writing

The National Gallery of Writing is a digital archive of compositions accessible to all through a free, searchable website. This is a living archive of thousands of examples of writing from across the United States. In a nutshell, The National Council of Teachers of English have collected writings from adults and students.

Samples:

This is a screen shot of the home page where you can choose to read, contribute, or start a gallery on the National Gallery of Writing.

This is a screen shot of the search feature of the National Gallery of Writing.


There are several ways a teacher could use the National Gallery of Writing in their classroom:

  • Writing: Teachers can start their own gallery and post their student's writings.
  • Comprehension: There is always fresh and freely accessible writings for students to read. They could write comprehension questions for each other.
  • Modeling: Teachers can model effective writing critique of several genres by displaying a piece of writing from the gallery for the whole class and going through it line by line.
Can you think of other activities for the National Gallery of Writing?

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