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Writing Standards: Finding One’s Way With Words

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2007 Winner of the Bechtel Prize by Anna Sopko   Content standards were developed by the California State Board of Education to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining …
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The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature

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"Edited by a team of literature scholars from across the United States, The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Literature is an online journal that includes analysis of both classic and contemporary children's and youth literature. Founded in 1997, the journal releases a new issue once or twice a year and is aimed at "academics, librarians, teachers, parents and anyone else fascinated by the world of children's literature." The journal is divided up into several sections and includes peer-reviewed academic papers alongside "more general commentary" and "light and quirky pieces." On this website, visitors may read the current issue of The Looking Glass and all previously published issues in HTML format. In the Vol 19, No 1 (2016) issue, readers will find an analysis of hunger in youth novels by Sarah Hardstaff; a consideration of literacy education by Kevin K. Thomas and April M. Burke, both of Central Michigan University; and a consideration of three recently published books about the Harry Potter series.The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Books is an electronic journal about children's literature."

 

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FutureBook … or FutureRead? Fostering the next generation of readers 

FutureBook … or FutureRead? Fostering the next generation of readers  | AdLit | Scoop.it
Sheila Bounford has worked in service businesses connected to the publishing industry for thirty years. A former Executive Director of the IPG, Head of Business Development at NBNi, and mentor to independent publishers, she is currently teaching English to secondary school pupils as part of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. BookMachine is a great …

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Free Tool for Book Formatting

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ALLi partner member Reedsy offers a great free tool to help you format ebooks and print books - Ricardo Fayet explains how it works and to use it
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Reading Quirks is an awesome webcomic about odd things book lovers do


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The Art of Revision: Most of What You Write Should Be Cut

The Art of Revision: Most of What You Write Should Be Cut | AdLit | Scoop.it

"When I compose a first draft I just let everything I feel and think spill out raw and chaotically on the page. I let it be a mess. I trust my instincts. I just let my ideas and feelings flow until I run out of words. It’s fine for an early draft to be a disaster area. I don’t censor myself. When I have this raw copy, I can then decide if this idea is worth pung more effort into. If so, then with the second draft, I clean up spelling and grammar. I add anything I forgot to include in the first draft and take out whatever isn’t working. Then the real fun begins with the third draft. (Despite its importance, art should always be a form of play.) That’s where I work on what I know are my creative weaknesses."


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Penelope's curator insight, August 10, 9:38 PM
I love this piece. It absolutely sings and goes straight to the heart of a writer. If you are a creative, you should feel inspired and thankful for the opportunity to create beautiful art with your words.

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

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:37 PM
An interesting article that underscores the complexity and messiness of good writing.
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Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence

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I think a good way to differentiate the lesson would be to have similar articles and questions tailored to the Lexile level of the students---or, even just giving each student a different set of articles with similar questions. The process and product would be somewhat differentiated, but still ultimately reach the same goals.

Even pairing students who are struggling with students who are exceeding would be a good way to differentiate, in my opinion. You can have the student who is struggling receive help from the student who is exceeding---which will allow for the student who exceeding to face the challenge of trying to "teach" a concept to the struggling student, while the struggling student receives the benefit of having misconceptions/misunderstandings cleared up by a peer who may be able to better explain something to them.

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Famous American authors from each state (infographic)

Famous American authors from each state (infographic) | AdLit | Scoop.it
The idea of combining facts about books with the visual impact of the map is a highly intriguing and involving way to…
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Storyboard That with a Focus on Sequence Writing

Storyboard That with a Focus on Sequence Writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
Storyboard That has been the PERFECT creating tool to support the type of writing my kindergartners are currently focusing on. Basically, the web tool allows kids to click and drag scenes, characters, props, and more onto a storyboard. The kids can customize their characters to resemble themselves or however they’d like! Storyboard That can be used to create graphic organizers, recreate a scene in history, demonstrate a science experiment, put a visual to vocabulary, whatever you can come up with! Recently, my kids have been working on sequence writing and including transition words at the beginning of sentences. One day we discussed some essential steps in the “getting ready for school” process and their assignment was to create a storyboard of how they get ready for school. After they finished, they put their storyboards into a collaborative slides. Here they are!


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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading

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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading
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What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing

What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing | AdLit | Scoop.it

The truth is that spending one’s life reading good writing—not just reading it, but thinking about what makes it so good—is the best way to teach one’s self how to do it. For some people, this might mean enrolling in an MFA program. For me, I was lucky enough to learn by observing the other editors around me, and working on manuscripts as they went from rough drafts to finished books. It was the best writing education I could have received. Here are a few of the things I learned along the way:


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This advice is gold dust.  Writers, imprint it on your souls.
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Audiobook Anxiety and What Constitutes ‘Real’ Reading

Audiobook Anxiety and What Constitutes ‘Real’ Reading | AdLit | Scoop.it
Romanticizing the printed word ignores all of the other benefits storytelling can offer

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IELTS reading exercises to improve comprehension and vocabulary skills.

IELTS reading exercises to improve comprehension and vocabulary skills. | AdLit | Scoop.it
IELTS Reading exercises, vocabulary and comprehenison activities

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Describing Words Finds Adjectives For the Noun You're Writing About

Describing Words Finds Adjectives For the Noun You're Writing About | AdLit | Scoop.it
When you’re writing, adjectives give you the most flexibility to create a vivid picture. It’s also easy to slip into a cliche series of mundane, familiar adjectives. Describing Words helps inspire you with something different.

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Four elements that every flash fiction story needs

Four elements that every flash fiction story needs | AdLit | Scoop.it
Sick of writing your novel yet? Learn to write great flash fiction and recharge your writing no matter what the length.

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Penelope's curator insight, August 2, 9:22 PM
What's so difficult about writing flash fiction (very short stories)? After all, there are less words. However painful it may be, like squeezing a size 18 body into a size 12 dress, nip and tuck at those words, but leave the heart of your story intact.

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5 Steps for Editing Your Own Writing

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Whether you are working on an academic paper like an essay, a dissertation or any other form of writing, editing is a sure way to polish your work. Mistakes in writing are inevitable. Professional writers usually edit their work as many times as possible. It goes without saying that editing is beyond checking for grammar or punctuation errors in writing. It involves rewriting and restructuring a written piece. Many people assume that editing is a daunting task which is untrue. Here are 5 effective steps for editing your own writing.


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Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality // Brightly

Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality // Brightly | AdLit | Scoop.it
By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
http://www.readbrightly.com/books-to-help-kids-understand-the-fight-for-racial-equality/ ;
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A Collection of Poetry Interviews Is a Work of Poetry Itself

A Collection of Poetry Interviews Is a Work of Poetry Itself | AdLit | Scoop.it
Modern poets talk about the Poetry Project, a vital forum in which political ideologies fueled exchanges and spurred literary movements.

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RESOURCES FOR WRITERS

RESOURCES FOR WRITERS | AdLit | Scoop.it
Helping writers to be the main character in their life, and drive their own plot

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This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever

This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever | AdLit | Scoop.it
The following 4 tips took me 3 years of writing to collect, but will only take you 2 minutes to learn. Your writing will be better forever.

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What Herman Melville Can Teach Bob Dylan about Plagiarism | JSTOR Daily

What Herman Melville Can Teach Bob Dylan about Plagiarism | JSTOR Daily | AdLit | Scoop.it
Bob Dylan delivered his Nobel Prize lecture on Jun

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Child Read More | AdLit | Scoop.it


“How can I get my kids to read more?”

This is one of the most common questions I get asked by other moms. We all know the benefits of reading, and parents want the best for their children.

Every child is different, and it’s to be expected that some kids enjoy reading more than others. Some children have had a negative experience, like poor vision or an embarrassing moment, to turn them off of reading. Inevitably, there also comes an age where reading isn’t “cool” anymore.


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Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters

Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters | AdLit | Scoop.it
Good Characterization is why most people read fiction. You can draw your readers in with plot, but your readers will remember your characters the most.

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10 Good Reasons to Participate in National Journal Writing Month - National Journal Writing Month

10 Good Reasons to Participate in National Journal Writing Month - National Journal Writing Month | AdLit | Scoop.it
 What is NaJoWriMo? NaJoWriMo is based on the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge. NaJoWriMo is useful for new and veteran journal writers. This month-long challenge is great for those wh

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The Life-Changing Habit of Journaling (Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Many More Great Minds…

The Life-Changing Habit of Journaling (Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Many More Great Minds… | AdLit | Scoop.it
Many famous creatives, writers, innovators and original thinkers of our generation keep journals— for many, it is a creative necessity, for others, a place for exploration, and for some an art form in and of itself.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 4, 11:41 AM

Help your students build a life long habit of journaling. 

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Opportunities For Writers  

Opportunities For Writers   | AdLit | Scoop.it
Welcome to our opportunities page. Here, we list competitions, literary events and publisher submission deadlines so you can keep track of your writing calendar.  Click on the name of the opportunity/competition to be taken to the respective information page. If you’re a website or publication running competitions/events, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to list them for our readers. April The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2500 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. Deadline May 15th. Bath Short Story Award A selection of twenty winning, shortlisted and longlisted stories will be published in the 2016 anthology in digital and print format (publication likely in October, 2016). Short stories of up to 2200 words in all genres,

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