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Anyone out there using the Collins Writing Program? I have the books, but I need to know how to score the papers based on the Focus Correction Areas.

On the next to the last page of the Implementing the Cumulative Writing Folder Program book, there is a sample of the lined paper students use to write their essays on.

In the upper left hand side, there is a space for identification of the 3 FCA..and a blank line in which to write point values... How are the point values determined?

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Lauren
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Gray Grandy On 2/14/09, Lori wrote: > On 1/30/09, Elaine wrote: >> The Collins Writing program is a crock, a way of dumbing down >>> writing instruction... > > > So glad to follow this thread! I swear someone from Collins throws > in a plug on many of these chatboards every now and then just to get > it on people's radar screen...See More
Mar 8, 2009
Dan Himes This post may get zapped, but here goes:

My company is advertising on this site (through the Google ads) for teachers to test drive/pilot etc. some software for teaching writing skills. I own the company, but I am NOT an expert in the area (deliberately), thus requiring me to LISTEN to experts like REAL TEACHERS concerning product design. ...See More
Mar 9, 2009
Jane S br> > >> On 2/14/09, Lori wrote: >>> On 1/30/09, Elaine wrote: >>>> The Collins Writing program is a crock, a way of dumbing down >>>>> writing instruction...

Success! (somewhat) My principal came to me the other day and said they (admin) are thinking about letting the English department crea...See More
Apr 19, 2009
Amy Blackmore On 1/13/09, Peter wrote: The Collins Writing program is a crock, a way of dumbing down writing instruction so that teachers who don't want to work that hard can still pretend to be doing writing instruction.

Hi, I am responding to this particular comment about Collins being only for teachers who don't want to work hard. I found to be a pre...See More
Nov 7, 2009
Sarah eter -

I have never heard of 6 traits either, but I do not teach English. I am a Spanish teacher who learned the Collins method while working at an all boys K-9 school. The boys there appreciated the clarity of the Collins method, and because the school had embraced it as a whole, they knew what the expectations would be from year to year...See More
Nov 3, 2011


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