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NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:08 AM

Poetry:  NCTE established its Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13. This year's winner is poet and author Joyce Sidman. She is the author of many award-winning children's poetry books, including a Newbery Honor winner and two Caldecott Honor books. View more from NCTE and ReadWriteThink.org about teaching poetry. 

 

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Connecting a Classroom: Reflections on Using Social Media With My Students

Connecting a Classroom: Reflections on Using Social Media With My Students | AdLit | Scoop.it
Connected classrooms can reach beyond physical barriers to create conversations with people from other classrooms, cultures, and communities. Social media provides venues for students to share their stories both within and beyond the classroom. It also grants opportunities for them to hear stories from beyond their school. Finally, being connected helps students recognize the power of personal voice.


When I asked my students mid-year what they thought social media added to our classroom, they offered the following responses:


“Social media can expand our thoughts and ideas and connect us to what is going on in the rest of the world. It would be cool getting ideas that are actually present outside our community.” Michael A.


“We could use social media as a class to compare and contrast ideas on different projects…[it] could be used to begin discussions.” Mandy S.


“It is cool how we have posted pictures on Instagram of what we are doing in class...We should also look at other classes from other schools and see if they give us any good ideas about stuff we can do in class.” Daniel S.


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By data mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow

By data mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow | AdLit | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have identified the six emotional arcs that form the building blocks of all stories.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 15, 7:33 PM

This research throws important light on the study of storytelling. If you are into the topic, this article (and the linked paper) are must reading!

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 15, 7:34 PM

This research throws important light on the study of storytelling. If you are into the topic, this article (and the linked paper) are must reading!

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Home

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An iPad app designed to encourage creative writing as well as prompting narrative and opinion pieces. The app includes 125 interesting images and 375 text + voice prompts.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 18, 3:59 PM

This app looks awesome for early writers!  

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NYPL’s New E-Reader App is Now Live

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The New York Public library has released a new e-book reader app called SimplyE.
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The most beautiful libraries in the world (infographic)

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Libraries, not only the old but also the modern ones, are among places many book lovers dream to see for their own…
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Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software | macOS | Windows | iOS

Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software | macOS | Windows | iOS | AdLit | Scoop.it
Scrivener for macOS and Windows is an Award-winning writing software for novelists, scriptwriters, academics or anyone working on long texts requiring research and structure, or taming the chaotic process of writing. If you are looking for the best Book Writing Software, take us for a free 30 day trial period. Finish your ebooks, short stories, novels and other writing projects today quickly with Scrivener.

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Jan-Olof Steen's curator insight, July 20, 7:03 AM

No presentation needed. It is here !

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Scrivener for iOS Means You Can Write Your Zombie Novel Anywhere

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EVERY NOVEMBER FOR the last 17 years, thousands of people have participated in National Novel Writing Month, which is more commonly and less pronounceably known as NaNoWriMo. In 2015, 431,626 people signed up to try and write 50,000 words in a single month. One guy apparently wrote more than a million.

NaNoWriMo has been very good to Keith Blount. Blount is the creator and primary developer of Scrivener, an app made specifically for writers wrangling huge word counts. Scrivener’s first public launch came via the NaNoWriMo forums in 2005, and now Blount and his company, Literature and Latte, sponsor a camp for aspiring novelists every year. A huge group of writers, at all levels of acclaim and wealth and prolificness, rely on Scrivener to do their work on Macs and PCs. And today, after years of development and even more years of user requests, Scrivener’s also available for the iPhone and iPad.

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The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers

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Color-coded muses, rotten apples, self-imposed house arrest, and other creative techniques at the intersection of the superstitious and the pragmatic.
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Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling: TwisterSifter.com

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling: TwisterSifter.com | AdLit | Scoop.it
In 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats, tweeted 22 rules of storytelling. Artist Dino Ignacio then turned them into image macros.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 21, 11:36 AM
You may have already seen these rules of storytelling, but they are worth a refresher. Plus, now they've been married to some beautiful images from beloved Pixar films. My brain loves these visuals. Enjoy!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" *** 

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Handmade Journal

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This is an other one of those ideas that got out of hand. It started as my boyfriend asking very casually what he would get his sister for her birthday. And that led us all the way to learning traditional bookbinding, including the building of a press and a bookbinding table, a personalized design for…

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Do Students Lose Depth in Digital Reading?

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Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print? For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media are improving or compromising education is a question of concern.
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Interactive storytelling: Seven examples of online graphic novels - Builtvisible

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"Interactive Storytelling: 7 Examples of Online Graphic Novels - a helpful post from the team at Builtvisible.com ..."


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Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police | AdLit | Scoop.it
Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice

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Rewrite Your Life

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From writing down your experiences to reframing your perspective, myriad techniques can help you transcend painful setbacks and reshape your own story.

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Tools for Collaborative Writing - Jesse Stommel

Tools for Collaborative Writing - Jesse Stommel | AdLit | Scoop.it
There are many tools for working collaboratively, and this post is a review of those tools. But we must point out, here at the start, that the specific tools you use for collaborative writing are less important than how you use them. We’ve used Google Docs extensively but have just as deftly passed notes back and forth with paper and pencil, our jumbled analog cursors co-habiting the space of an 8 ½ by 11 sheet of looseleaf paper. What’s at issue here is a way of thinking — a way of processing ideas — that’s altogether more vulnerable, letting a virtual flurry of cursors inside our own thinking and writing processes.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 17, 10:08 PM

Published in 2014. Well written and thoughtful. Of course there is more recent information and some of can be found in Scrivener's Trappings. Gingko looks terrific, check it out on the list.

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The Most Common Editing and Proofreading Mistakes That Writers Usually Make

The Most Common Editing and Proofreading Mistakes That Writers Usually Make | AdLit | Scoop.it
By Gloria Kopp In today's marketplace, getting your work out there is often considered more crucial than checking it for errors first.
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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

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The trick to being a good reader, no matter the medium, is being an engaged reader, a fact that Pennington notes is well-supported by research. “It’s pretty clear that good readers are active readers engaged with the text,” he said.

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Engagement is the key....

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Top 10 Sites Every Writer Should Know - Cate Hogan

Top 10 Sites Every Writer Should Know - Cate Hogan | AdLit | Scoop.it
We've cherry-picked the best writing sites every author should know. Inspiration, education, competitions and trends: these writing sites are a great start.

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Idiom Origins - Guide to Idiom Origins + Meanings of Other Popular Phrases, Sayings and Expressions

Idiom Origins - Guide to Idiom Origins + Meanings of Other Popular Phrases, Sayings and Expressions | AdLit | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Guide to Idiom Origins and The Meanings of Other Popular Phrases, Sayings and Expressions

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, July 20, 1:53 PM
Dancers say "merde" before a show, they don't want to tempt fate by saying "break a leg" even if in the actor's mind, that wish is meant to ward off a bad performance. 
An other suggested origin of the idiom goes back a few centuries. If you've ever seen an actor take a bow, bending a leg, within in a play, as a thank you for the audience's positive reaction, know that may be where "break a leg" comes from.
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So You Want To Write A Book

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25 things to keep in mind.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 20, 11:31 PM
Writing a book is hard. Very hard. This article gives you permission to feel the pain, and push through it anyway. Print it out and pin it up on your wall.

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Seed Packet Garden Journal

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Use your leftover seed packets to make a garden journal that is easy to make and completely DIY. Easy Mod-Podge craft idea!

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The Zen of Organized Writing: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

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How can you organize your life as a writer so you can spend more time writing?

What’s the best way to manage writing alongside other projects?

Why is it so hard to balance the act of writing with the day-to-day demands of life?

I think you’ll agree most writers have to achieve more than write every day–we have to do things like plan our research, market our writing, find a quiet place to work.

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ABC Books | Rare Books and Special Collections

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"Alphabet books have been used for centuries and are often one of the first texts that young children will encounter. ABC books is an online collection of 55 English language alphabet books published between 1805-1987. These books were collected from the Cotsen Children's Library for a spring 2016 Princeton University class on children's literature and are available for the public to browse. As the website notes, these books reveal more than changing aesthetic sensibilities; each book provides insight into past conceptions of childhood, morality, humor, and education. Many books are designed to teach moral lessons alongside literacy lessons, including Take Your Choice! (1822) and Anti-Slavery Alphabet (1947). Others are intended to be humorous and a surprising number center around apple pie. Some books, as the site notes, include offensive images, highlighting the way stereotypes and prejudice were modeled and taught to children through text. While many are centered around text and rhyming couplets, others are centered on illustration, providing a glimpse into how design in children's books throughout the past two centuries has evolved"


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Schools ride new wave in writing

Schools ride new wave in writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
Schools nationwide are under pressure from new state standards to increase students’ writing proficiency. Here's a look at some of the strategies and tools innovative districts have deployed.

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