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How to improve your writing in 15 minutes | Articles

How to improve your writing in 15 minutes | Articles | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
A quarter-hour a day can bolster your skill; just be diligent. (We all spend countless hours on social media sites.

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CristinaSkyBox: Writing Skills, Diaries & Timelines

CristinaSkyBox: Writing Skills, Diaries & Timelines | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

As a language learner, I was fortunate to have always learnt a language with the same script. I needed words and learnt them. I needed to communicate and so I practiced speaking. I was asked to write and I stumbled - for every language has its own peculiar writing culture.


It is with the thought of own students in mind that I include this post on writing. My students will be taking an international exam which will include writing. Their own native tongue uses a different script and English is not much used in their lives outside the classroom. Many succeed this exam. Some don't at first. Writing is no simple task in any language, let alone in a foreign language such as English.

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Digital Storytelling Presentation

Nik Peachey: This is my presentation from the English Book Oxford day in Belgrade (5th Nov 2011)...

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Summit to Make a Case for Teaching Handwriting

Summit to Make a Case for Teaching Handwriting | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Educators and experts say students still need to learn penmanship, even in a digital age.

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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions of an Online English Teacher

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions of an Online English Teacher | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Most of what I do is trail-blazing: delving into new territory in order to improve the way I teach and the way my students learn. This is both exhausting and exhilarating.

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Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Powerful Learning Practice

Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Powerful Learning Practice | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Rachel Small, a 5th grade teacher in New Hamphsire, chronicles her struggles with mandated, rubric-driven, writing responses to fiction and how they contribute, in her view, to limiting (rather than expanding) students' writing.

 

She offers some alternatives that she believes open students up to writing more authentically, for a real audience. -JL


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Use Image Searches Like a Thesaurus to Overcome Your Creative Blocks

Use Image Searches Like a Thesaurus to Overcome Your Creative Blocks | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Google Image Search is one of the most helpful tools you can use for inspiration because you are, essentially, drawing upon the collective visual creativity of the world.


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Vocabulary, Comprehension, and the Common Core: A Conversation with Doug Fisher (PODCAST)

Vocabulary, Comprehension, and the Common Core: A Conversation with Doug Fisher (PODCAST) and full transcript.


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Reading, Writing, Tweeting| The Committed Sardine

Reading, Writing, Tweeting| The Committed Sardine | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Check out how Twitter, mobile tech, and other social media is engaging and helping 1st-grade students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Glen Ellyn learn foundational literacy and typing skills in this Chicago Tribune article. In addition, through blogging and video sharing, these kids are also practicing valuable digital citizenship skills as they learn about our lives online.

posted by Ian Jukes
Mar 29, 2012

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Text Builder

Text Builder | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

The official Oxford University Press ELT website provides information and resources for ELT teachers, students, and professionals worldwide, including a detailed catalogue, The Oxford Teachers' Club for teaching resources, Student's Sites with...


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Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool

Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Random writing and journaling prompts, inspiration, and story starters for writers, bloggers, and visual artists.

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Using Google Docs to Create Digital Kits for Student Projects - The Tempered Radical

Using Google Docs to Create Digital Kits for Student Projects - The Tempered Radical | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
One of the most valuable #edtech lessons that I ever learned came from Hall Davidson, who suggests that teachers interested in incorporating digital storytelling projects into their classrooms create digital kits that students can use as starting...
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5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | Powerful Learning Practice

5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | Powerful Learning Practice | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Positive digital footprints

These kids need to establish a positive digital footprint. Without question, it will be the norm for these students to be Googled when they begin to seek employment.


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2b or not 2b? The Impact of Texting on Language

2b or not 2b? The Impact of Texting on Language | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people's minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language. Scares accompanied the introduction of the telegraph, telephone, and broadcasting. But has there ever been a linguistic phenomenon that has aroused such curiosity, suspicion, fear, confusion, antagonism, fascination, excitement and enthusiasm all at once as texting?


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Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital Age

At the School Library Journal Leadership Summit 2011, Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through (Check out this SlideShare presentation : Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital ...)...

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Technology Offers a Novel Way to Teach Writing

Technology Offers a Novel Way to Teach Writing | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Using technology to assemble words and pictures into a graphic novel makes writing fun for students.

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A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook

A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

A Writer’s Notebook is an essential part of the Writing Workshop model in the upper grades. I also believe that every teacher of writing needs a writer’s notebook. Mem Fox says, “If you are not a writer, you will not understand the difficulties of writing. If you are not a writer, you will not know the fears and hopes of the writers you teach.” Below are just a few of the entries in my writer’s notebook. I will add student samples as soon as I can get them photographed and uploaded.

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Digital Storytelling 2.0

Session given at RCAC 2009 Symposium, focusing on what I believe is the direction DST is heading...

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Writing Themselves Into a Frenzy

Writing Themselves Into a Frenzy | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
RT @NaNoWriMoYWP: New on the @sljournal "Connect the Pop" blog: #ScriptFrenzy, multimedia, and transliteracy. http://t.co/Q41uOqDq (Thanks, @Peter_Gutierrez!

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The Learning Power of LEGO| The Committed Sardine

The Learning Power of LEGO| The Committed Sardine | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Everybody loves LEGO, and it was certainly an exciting part of my own childhood. Like many other kids who were that age, I revelled in letting my imagination take over as I built pretty much anything I could think of. As you create, a whole back story evolves behind what you've made with your LEGO, and there are no limitations. That's what makes it such a great learning tool—this is pure creative power. This infographic shows just how successful it can be as an educational resource.

posted by Lee Crockett
Mar 31, 2012

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NASA Makes Earth's Oceans Look like Van Gogh's Starry Night

NASA Makes Earth's Oceans Look like Van Gogh's Starry Night | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
This incredible visualization of the Earth and its oceans was created by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.


This site includes a link to a three minute YouTube based simulation that would be a terrific writing prompt.


Talk about flow!

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Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Community for Grades K-8

Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Community for Grades K-8 | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

BigUniverse.com is an engaging online reading and writing community for grades preK-8.


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Khalid Hart's curator insight, February 20, 1:36 AM

Hmm letting kids in grades K-8 read online? Interesting idea. If they can use iPads at home then there should be no stopping them from reading on a computer at school.

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Lightning Bug - Write a story from beginning to end

Lightning Bug - Write a story from beginning to end | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Lightning Bug is THE writing companion for young authors. Helping you to write a story from beginning to THE END.

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Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad) | NY Times

Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad) | NY Times | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

By Elissa Gootman

 

"Over the past five years, print-on-demand technology and a growing number of self-publishing companies whose books can be sold online have inspired writers of all ages to bypass the traditional gatekeeping system for determining who could call himself a “published author.”

 

"They include hundreds of children and teenagers who are self-publishing books each year — a growing corner of the book world that raises as many questions about parenting as publishing.

 

"The mothers and fathers who foot the bill say they are simply trying to encourage their children, in the same way that other parents buy gear for a promising lacrosse player or ship a Broadway aspirant off to theater camp.

 

"But others see the blurring of the line between publishing and self-publishing as a lost opportunity to teach children about adversity and perseverance.

 

"The young authors themselves, raised in an era of blogging and equal-opportunity Twitter feeds, take the notion of self-publishing in stride."


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