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Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing

Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Guest blogger David Cutler examines the concision, clarity, fairness and objectivity of good professional journalism, and looks to the tones and rhythms of contemporary news reporting to help his history students become better writers.
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3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business

3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship has always been the engine running the growth of our economy. Small businesses a...
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How Twitter really does sell books | Self-Publishing Advice

How Twitter really does sell books | Self-Publishing Advice | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Indie author J J Toner shares his successful experience of selling self-published novels via Twitter using TweetAdder & BooksGoSocial sites
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eBOOK [free]: Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom

eBOOK [free]: Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

The free booklet, Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom, gives clear and practical answers to the questions teachers most often ask themselves when faced with the prospect of introducing this new educational objective into their teaching.
John Hughes, teacher, teacher-trainer and author of many ELT materials, currently lives and works in Oxford.

 


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John Chrimes's curator insight, July 14, 3:27 AM

Great resource and road map for writers incorporating critical thinking activities in their materials. Sign up and download this highly recommended eBook.

 

Excellent co-read with ELT T2W's ebook on writing ELT critical thinking activities http://amzn.to/U9iTSf

 

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How to Teach Reading and Writing - New York Times

How to Teach Reading and Writing - New York Times | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
How to Teach Reading and Writing
New York Times
As a middle school English teacher in New York City, I find that few pedagogical constructs anger me more than the notion that reading and writing should not be taught through direct instruction.
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5 Things I Learned in My First Year of Self-Publishing

5 Things I Learned in My First Year of Self-Publishing | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

The prospect of being in control of my marketing and promotion was at once exciting and daunting, and as I explored and experimented, often confused, disappointed, and frustrated, I was also wonderfully surprised by the many joys I experienced. So here are just five key things I learned while marketing and promoting three novels I uploaded as ebooks onto various sites. I could give a list of a hundred, no doubt, but these are the points that really stand out to me, and I hope they will help you in your indie publishing journey.

 


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One Paragraph Stories

One Paragraph Stories | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
One Paragraph stories is not necessarily complete stories with clear
beginning, middles, and ends. Just an excuse to try to tell a concise
moment that works on its own. Lots of legit writers do variations on this,
most notably Joe R.
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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of…
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ARTICLE: 'Framework for choosing/writing Coursebooks' from Teach them English

ARTICLE: 'Framework for choosing/writing  Coursebooks' from Teach them English | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Many new ELT course books come out every year, making difficult for those evaluating each one to choose the right supplementary book for each level of study.

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Great! Not just choosing a coursebook but a framework for writers and publishers to produce one. Does it change for digital?

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The greatest creative writing activity ever | Teach them English

The greatest creative writing activity ever | Teach them English | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Using resources and tools like the ones below, educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects. Credit: Zachary Fink


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Always Write: Cobett's "7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson" Resources

Always Write: Cobett's "7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson" Resources | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

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Student Skills for the Future | eslwriting.org

Student Skills for the Future | eslwriting.org | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
... Basic English Conversation · ESL Listening · Writing Class · Subscribe ...

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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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Barnes & Noble closes the book on Nook

Barnes & Noble closes the book on Nook | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble, the struggling bookseller, saw it's shares jump 8% Wednesday after saying it will spin-off its Nook digital book business.
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ARTICLE: Writing Teaching Materials For The Adult ESL Market

ARTICLE: Writing Teaching Materials For The Adult ESL Market | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
One of my most valuable skills, being a foreigner in Germany, is the ability to speak English and to teach it to a German. Now, I can also combine that skill with being a freelance writer and make ...

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Wow! Makes it look and sound easy. So that's all I need ... to be able to speak English well...  join the dots and hey presto! I'm a writer!

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Essay on the responsibility of everyone to teach writing | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the responsibility of everyone to teach writing | Inside Higher Ed | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

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Free e-books aren't what they used to be

Free e-books aren't what they used to be | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
It used to be that offering an e-book for free was a sure way to get a bump in attention, move up sales ranks and possibly be on the way to bestsellerdom. Now, not so much.
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This Is Your Brain on Writing - New York Times

This Is Your Brain on Writing - New York Times | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
This Is Your Brain on Writing
New York Times
That's one of the implications of new research on the neuroscience of creative writing.
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15 Shocking Student Writing Fails (Infographic)

15 Shocking Student Writing Fails (Infographic) | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
See the 15 most common writing mistakes made by students and find out how to reduce errors to an absolute minimum.
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ARTICLE: Writing Rubrics | eltmaterialswriter.com

ARTICLE: Writing Rubrics | eltmaterialswriter.com | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

Posts about Rubrics written by John Hughes

 

 Which style or rubric do prefer in your materials? Direct and impersonal? Friendly and chatty? One teacher even commented recently in a webinar I delivered on this topic: ‘Why do we need rubrics? Isn’t it obvious what to do?”


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John Chrimes's curator insight, May 28, 2:33 AM

Food for thought. Rubrics remain a tricky business for ELT writers. Simple is best for me.

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3 Crucial Writing Skills that We Always Forget to Teach « That ...

3 Crucial Writing Skills that We Always Forget to Teach « That ... | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

The Georgia State Writing Test has a rubric that measures students on four categories: ideas, organization, conventions, and style. These skills may all be important stepping stones to great writing, but let me ask you this: ...


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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.

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Technology makes it easier for teachers to engage students in writing for a real audience beyond classroom walls.
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ESL writing activity with definite article - ESLwriting.org

ESL writing activity with definite article - ESLwriting.org | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

A writing activity that teaches ESL students how to use the in writing plus a practice writing exercise.


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34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago we asked our readers to share their writing tips. The response was far beyond the initial expectations, and the quality of the tips included was amazing. Thanks for everyone who contributed.

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