Monday, March 27, 2006

6 + 1 Writing Traits Podcast

Fifth Grade students at Willow Dale Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska have been podcasting for over a year. Recently they produced a program about Writing Traits that really delivers instruction at our students' level. Plus, the program helps teachers understand each trait a little better too. I recently burnt this podcast episode to a cd and then asked a substitute teacher to play it for my students before they began a writing assignment. Some of the humor is "very fifth grade-ish" but the skits and jingles stick in your heads.

Listen to the Willowcast here.

Their technology specialist Tony Vincent produces several podcasts, blogs, and websites at