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3 Services You Can Use To Improve Your Writing via Jeffrey Bradbury

3 Services You Can Use To Improve Your Writing via Jeffrey Bradbury | AdLit | Scoop.it
By Jeffrey Bradbury

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18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students - eLearning Industry

18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students - eLearning Industry | AdLit | Scoop.it
Interested in some great Free Digital Storytelling Tools for teachers and students? Check 18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools for teachers and students.

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21 Communication Skills Every HS student should have before College and Career

This infographic highlights 21 communication skills that every HS student should have before College and Career. Book: http://amzn.to/2eSCUr3

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A Master Class with Shawn

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A story nerd, as I understand it, is someone who loves to get into the geeky details and “inside baseball” mechanics of storytelling. A story nerd knows what a Value Shift is. She’s intimate with concepts like “beats” and “reveals.” She knows the Five Commandments of Storytelling. A story nerd is kinda like a Trekkie except she doesn’t wear Vulcan ears or appear in public dressed as a Klingon.


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#Quote of the day for #writers

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“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” —Virginia Woolf

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Resources for Writers - curated by Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris

Resources for Writers - curated by Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris | AdLit | Scoop.it
recommended books, blogs, tools and other resources for writers we find helpful, whether you are going indie or the traditional route

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Fantasy Story Starters: Writing Prompts for Kids | Scholastic.com

Scholastic's Fantasy Story Starters kids' writing activity generates fantasy and fairy tale writing prompts for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard

Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard | AdLit | Scoop.it

Struggling to make progress with your writing? Maybe you need to step back and take a breath. 


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Penelope's curator insight, April 18, 9:27 PM
Stop trying so hard! Dare we say even if it means not writing for a spell? Yes, is the advice given by this author. You may need to take a step back for your writing to recover.

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

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, April 24, 11:57 PM
Good advice !
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 8:40 PM
Several years ago, I started writing in a stream of consciousness way. For me, it was challenging. At first, I corrected errors, looked for the right word, and judged content. Over time, I have become less focused on being perfect and getting ideas on paper using cursive writing.
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2 Excellent Tools to Help Students with Their Writing

2 Excellent Tools to Help Students with Their Writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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The Art of Storytelling - Pixar in a Box Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne 

The Art of Storytelling - Pixar in a Box Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne  | AdLit | Scoop.it
The Art of Storytelling is a section of Pixar in a Box that teaches students about four elements universal to good storytelling. The Art of Storytelling is comprised of six instructional videos and four lesson activities for students. The videos and activities can be shared through Google Classroom

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El arte de contar historias.
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How to Write Strong Character Relationships

How to Write Strong Character Relationships | AdLit | Scoop.it

Writers talk all the time about creating strong characters, dynamic characters, memorable and unique characters. It's the core of our stories-- it's not just about what happened, but who it happened to. But there's a side of character development I think we often neglect, and it's one of the most important parts of who human beings are.


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Researching Like Writers: From Read-Aloud to Notebooks - Choice Literacy

Researching Like Writers: From Read-Aloud to Notebooks - Choice Literacy | AdLit | Scoop.it
It is no secret that in my classroom we try to keep it real. Once the authenticity is gone from the work my students and I do together, my students know it. They can tell when something is done because “we have to,” like state- and districtwide tests. When we read, we do so as real readers. When we write, we do so as real writers. When we research it is no different. To get students thinking about how writers use research in their own writing process, I began with a story that is rife with researchable topics: Verdi, by Janell Cannon. As a quick aside, Verdi is a playful and plucky young python who doesn’t want to grow up to be big, boring, and green.
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Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism

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Although threats and detection software have some impact, the best way to prevent plagiarism is to teach students how to avoid it in the first place

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

A 32-minute podcast by the great Jennifer Gonzalez


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QIU NINGYU's comment, February 27, 7:38 AM
This article is surely a very helpful one to many of the students. As students, assignments and essays are always around us, and to do these, research is inevitable. Sometimes finding the difference between copying others' work and learning from others' work can be difficult, and easy to be neglected especially when the deadline is pressing on. With the knowledge provided in this article, we will be more aware about plagiarism which then can be very effective on helping us to reduce the percentage where we accidentally copied others' works. Together with all the apps present to reduce the chance of us plagiarize people's work on purpose in times of desperate, it is sure that we can avoid it completely.
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@Qui Ningyu Thank you for your thoughtful comment
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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids

Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | AdLit | Scoop.it
At a recent talk for special education teachers at the Los Angeles Unified School District, child development professor Maryanne Wolf urged educators to say the word dyslexia out loud.

“Don’t ever succumb to the idea that it’s going to develop out of something, or that it’s a disease,” she recalled telling teachers. “Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

Wolf, who has a dyslexic son, is on a mission to spread the idea of “cerebrodiversity,” the idea that our brains are not uniform and we each learn differently. Yet when it comes to school, students with different brains can often have lives filled with frustration and anguish as they, and everyone around them, struggle to figure out what is wrong with them.

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Finding Good Books: A How-To Guide – Better Humans

Finding Good Books: A How-To Guide – Better Humans | AdLit | Scoop.it
Guess what? The people who ask this are, inevitably, not writers. For real writers, ideas are never the problem. It’s the same for reading — those who ask how to find good books are (generally) the…

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A Contract with God — The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form

A Contract with God — The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form | AdLit | Scoop.it

A Contract With God explores the everyday extremes of human experience through the tenement building at 55 Dropsie Avenue. Residents strive, struggle, and schlep through the graphic short stories. Eisner explores the themes therein on multiple levels, with text and illustration that are cuttingly resonant. His characters fall in and out of faith in God, man, and love. Some are blindly optimistic and others rawly matter-of-fact in their realism. Some are both.


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Teaching Students to Set a Purpose for Reading

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Literacy expert Sarah Tantillo shares tested strategies to help students detect the purpose of reading, including her What's Important Organizer (free download)
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3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
What is ‘writing’? If you look it up in the Free Dictionary, you find this definition: The act or process of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood This…

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StoryTop Story Maker -- The digital storytelling tool

StoryTop Story Maker -- The digital storytelling tool | AdLit | Scoop.it
Make cartoon-like stories and share them with friends or classmates. Free, mobile-friendly story book tool that doesn't require a login.

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Penguin’s Read A Book, Give A Book Opportunity

Penguin’s Read A Book, Give A Book Opportunity | AdLit | Scoop.it
There's a great commercial right now featuring a man who goes through his daily life and keeps encountering worthy causes: a puppy from the shelter, a teenager
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Want to live longer? Read a book

Want to live longer? Read a book | AdLit | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that reading every day is associated with longer lifespan.
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4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout

4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout | AdLit | Scoop.it
Writer’s burnout is coming for you. In fact, I'm sure you've already experienced it, and perhaps you're even battling it right now. Are you ready to beat it?

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Scripthubplus's curator insight, February 24, 3:32 AM

Are you exhausted from all the coursework you are desperately trying to manage? Burnout is real, but you can find relief by delegating some of your assignments to professional assignment writing experts at scripthubplus.com.. Rest easy, we've got your back!

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8 Methods for Effectively Improving Student Communication Skills by Lee Watanabe Crockett

8 Methods for Effectively Improving Student Communication Skills by Lee Watanabe Crockett | AdLit | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe Crockett

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Tan Lishan's comment, February 27, 3:08 AM
It is important to have communication skills, especially when you are a student and have lots of presentation to do in schools, or if we want to prepare for the future. However, many people lack communication skills due to various reason, one which is that he or she does not know how to improve it. This article is a very good one in terms of teaching people how to communicate better, and is definitely useful like what the tittle have suggested.
Jim Lerman's comment, February 27, 8:21 AM
@ Tan Lishan Thank you for your thoughtful comment
Jim Lerman's comment, February 27, 8:21 AM
@ Tan Lishan Thank you for your thoughtful comment
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The Only Thing You Need to Know About Writing Strong Female Characters - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Only Thing You Need to Know About Writing Strong Female Characters - Helping Writers Become Authors | AdLit | Scoop.it

A strong character—female or male—is one with realistic strengths and flaws who acts as an integral catalyst that moves the plot. If your characters are doing that, then they’re not going to be weaklings.


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5 of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids

5 of The Best Digital Storytelling  Apps for Kids | AdLit | Scoop.it
In today’s collection we are sharing with you some very good digital storytelling apps to use with kids and young learners. These are particularly ideal for enhancing kids literacy skills. You can have kids work either in pairs or alone on creative  projects that involve composing personal stories (imaginary or real). The apps provide them with a number of interesting features to help them make their stories engaging and informative. They can record their own voice for narration, use pictures, characters and images  and backgrounds to bring life to their stories. And when they are done they can easily share it with the whole class and get feedback from their peers.

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