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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

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While at one of our ELA planning meetings, we were discussing the lack of enthusiasm kids have for writer's workshop. What was once a time for kids to express themselves creatively, was now a time that kids dreaded. How sad? I loved Writer's Workshop as a kid. We had to fix this. They had tried creative prompts, incorporating movies and music, but they were still "bleh".

As we were brainstorming, an 8th grade English teacher brought up the book "Make Writing" by Angela Stockman. Oddly enough, I had just finished reading my advanced readers copy since I'm a member of the Hack Learning VIP program. All of a sudden we both were sitting at the edge of our seats ready to do it!
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I love these ideas.  This is something I'd start next Monday!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 14, 2016 10:47 PM

Here's a great set of ideas for your writing workshop.

Erin Patel's curator insight, May 15, 2016 7:08 AM
What do you get when you cross a makerspace and creative writing class? #tlchat
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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing

6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Dennis T OConnor's comment, February 23, 2013 8:54 PM
Watterson, B. (1994). Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel.
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:45 AM
6-Traits Ressources: rédaction des travaux universitaires.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 26, 2013 10:57 AM
I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes!!!!!
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Writing workshop helps teenagers find their creative side

Writing workshop  helps teenagers find their creative side | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Literary Arts Partnership is showing teens that imagination is the key to writing by offering two creative writing workshops this summer for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18. ...

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Writing Resources from UW-Stout for face to face and online students

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:37 PM

Strong writing is an essential for any online student or online teacher. Here are resources provided to all UW-Stout students.


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Cube Creator - Bio, Mystery, Story or Create-Your-Own

Cube Creator - Bio, Mystery, Story or Create-Your-Own | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Here's a interesting way to help students work through their reading process.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 6, 2013 7:21 PM

many creative options to explore....

Coach Jeffery's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:38 AM

ReadWriteThink provides templates for a variety of writing projects that incorporate a cube. The Bio Cube may be used after students have read, or before they write, a biography (or autobiography). The Mystery Cube will help them recall a mystery story after they have read it, or to pre-write one on their own. There is also a story Cube that will help them map out "key elements of a story" and there is Create-Your-Own Cube...you select the questions to a topic and then respons.

Alison Hewett's curator insight, January 30, 2013 1:17 PM

LITERACY. This would be an interesting tool to explore to see if it is useful at our upper year levels.