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Exploring ways to develop writing skills in young learners
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Writing with Writers: Poetry Writing

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Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with three of your favorite authors. Then have your work published online in our Scholastic archive. Includes teacher's guide.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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There are some lovely poems and useful exercises to use with elementary students as they learn to experiment with poetry. Prelutsky's poem "Louder than a clap of thunder" is a lovely image evoking poem and I would get my students to create their own sound poem using this as stimulus.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:05 AM

We need more poets in life.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, April 4, 2013 10:34 AM
yes, we do. :-)
Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:11 AM

Estudar poesia, participar em workshops e escrever com escritores. É possível aceder a documentos em PDF com atividades descritas passo-a-passo, onde se dão dicas e ensinam técnicas para que cada um se divirta com a escrita de poesia!

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Super stories: The Sea Cave: verbs and adverbs

Super stories: The Sea Cave: verbs and adverbs | Developing the writer | Scoop.it
A publishing director wants you to transform a boring horror story into a bestselling one.|Select effective verbs and...
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I love these 3D books that students can easily create. And since it will be available on the ipad, I look forward to trying it out when my students get ipads soon.

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Song Worksheets for Learners of English

Try one of these great Elementary Worksheets in your English Class - making learning English fun!

Via KiwiBelma, Pilar Pamblanco, Luciana Viter, Juergen Wagner, Evdokia Roka
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Address the teaching of grammar through songs. The videos and worksheets are great! Very well organised menu to get to the songs we need in the classroom.

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Concept Art Writing Prompt: A Beach Vacation with the Robot Family

Concept Art Writing Prompt: A Beach Vacation with the Robot Family | Developing the writer | Scoop.it
An unusual family takes a vacation day in this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt. Will they have to deal with the usual family drama—with a robot twist—or will they encounter more nefarious forces on the beach?
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I have always loved using images to inspire my students writing. This site offers regular images, many of them paintings. There are some rather interesting stories to read here, and when inspired, add your own.

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Response: Celebrating our Students' Good Writing

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An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival..."

 

Over a series of blog entries, the issue of how to develop good writing is discussed.

 

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Thank You, Thesaurus: Experimenting With the Right Word vs. the Almost-Right Word

Thank You, Thesaurus: Experimenting With the Right Word vs. the Almost-Right Word | Developing the writer | Scoop.it
Why does finding the precise word matter? In this lesson, students consider the advantages and disadvantages of using a thesaurus. Then, they choose from a variety of activities to go further in experimenting with word choice in writing.
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Communication: past, present and forever | VOICE

Communication: past, present and forever | VOICE | Developing the writer | Scoop.it
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A discussion about the changing face of communication methods.

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3 Great Posters for Teaching Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Great Posters for Teaching Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Developing the writer | Scoop.it

Via NikolaosKourakos
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Very colourful and informative posters for the classroom.

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Storybird - Artful storytelling

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Storybird is a visual storytelling community. A global hub of readers, writers, and artists of all ages.

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Lovely images are used to put a story together. A great way to inspire the writers within our students and develop their creativity.

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Our Mission - LendMeYourLiteracy

Our Mission - LendMeYourLiteracy | Developing the writer | Scoop.it
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This website hosts our students writing.

 

Its inspiring to look at the great pieces of writing our students are capable of producing and these can be showcased in this site. The pieces are just images of the students work so it can be difficult to read at times but well worth the effort.

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Comic Creator -- Boys' Life magazine

Comic Creator -- Boys' Life magazine | Developing the writer | Scoop.it
Build your own comic strip, featuring Pedro, Pee Wee, and friends.
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Get your students to write within comics that you create.

 

I found the backgrounds I liked in this site and created a strip to discuss my lesson topic on where the sun goes in the night.

One character asks the question  and the second character (taken on by the students) answers.

 

I saved it as a PDF, showed it in class and used it to elicit students responses as the second character in the strip. Students can then log on to the site and create the comic strip using the ideas from the class discussion.

Careful though. You can't save this on the site so you will have to either print it on paper or as a PDF.

 

You may be able to view the PDF of the comic strip I created on my class webpage - http://www.myhaikuclass.com/Pristinelakes/ilce/cms_page/view/1359693

 

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The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language

The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language | Developing the writer | Scoop.it

While this article was not written with students in mind, it suggests to me how we might get students to look at the power of words, and why one word may be chosen over another.

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Discourse Markers - Handy Poster or Handout - Resources - TES

Discourse Markers - Handy Poster or Handout - Resources - TES | Developing the writer | Scoop.it

 

 

This is a handy list of discourse markers that students will find useful as they develop their writing. The list is within the TES website. You'll need to subscribe to TES but its a great site with loads of useful resources. 

 

 

 

 

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