Resource Kit for ePublishing

Writing Skills & ELA Standards


Writing Skills learned through active participation in kit writing/publishing  projects

  • Identifying a Theme
  • Conducting an Interview
  • Creating Outlines
  • Writing Drafts
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback on Writing
  • Proof Reading and Editing Text for Clarity, Accuracy, and Mechanical Correctness  
  • Writing Letters
  • Writing Procedural Narratives
  • Organizing Material for Publication
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Using Vocabulary Skillfully
  • Creating a Bibliography
  • Creating a Glossary
  • Using Q & A as a Writing Device
  • Expository and Essay Writing
  • Punctuation and Formatting of Written Pieces
  • Writing Sidebars for Periodicals
  • Using and Creating Graphic Organizers
  • Revising Drafts
  • Creating and Using Citations
  • Create Writing Projects in Graphic Novel Style
  • Writing Dialogue


Research Skills:


·         Using a Search Engine

·         Using Keywords and Search Phrases

·         Organizing Search and Using Search Results

·         Using of Online Thesaurus/Dictionary

·         Using an Online Language Translator

·         Advanced Online Searches (i.e. images, audio, video, news articles, etc.)

·         Conducting a Survey


NCTE / IRA Standards for the English Language Arts (addressed and supported by the kit)

1. Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts…
2. Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding
3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts….
4. Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively…
5. Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate…
6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques...
7. Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems…
8. Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather…
11.  Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.