The focus of this page are instructional supports for the following Common Core Writing Standard:
- W.9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Here are some websites you and your students might find helpful in getting a vision for the work:
- Writing Hyperlinks: Salient, Descriptive, Start with Keyword–This article demonstrates some pitfalls and best practices of including hyperlinks in communication.
- How to Make Your Hyperlinks More Effective–This article explains how to effectively craft the words and phrases that writers will add hyperlinks to.
- H is for Hypertext: What Makes a Good Link–This article provides a bit of history and theory behind the use of hyperlinks as well as information about how writers can use hyperlinks to build their own credibility.
- Diigo–This extension to Chrome can be used to collect, annotate, and organize webpages. Students might use it to demonstrate their understanding of the content they hyperlink to in their writing.
Finally, here are some quick tech tips if this is your first foray into the Google Docs world:
- Add, Edit or Remove a Link–This site gives step by step directions on how to apply links in Google Docs.
Have other resources or ideas that have worked well for you? Want to help your colleagues avoid common pitfalls? Please leave comments on this page!