Ignite Reading & Writing
1.1K views | +0 today
Follow
Ignite Reading & Writing
Great ways to turn middle-schoolers into excited readers and writers
Curated by Katie Frank
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 21st Century skills of critical and creative thinking
Scoop.it!

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

Close  


Via Jon Samuelson, Enid Baines, Kathleen Cercone, Costas Vasiliou, Annalisa Manca, Stefano D'ambrosio, Gilbert C FAURE, Virginia Pavlovich, Alexandro Lebron, juandoming, Lynnette Van Dyke
more...
SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Rescooped by Katie Frank from 6-Traits Resources
Scoop.it!

Discovering the Big Picture: Comic Books, Writing and Conceptualization

Discovering the Big Picture: Comic Books, Writing and Conceptualization | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Deputy Headmaster, Manfred J. von Vulte, explores the evolving abilities of students’ writing in the classroom, the importance of identifying writing as a process, as well as suggestions on how to help students improve and succeed in their writing abilities using creative modules like comic books.
Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from AdLit
Scoop.it!

2012 National Book Awards - National Book Foundation

2012 National Book Awards - National Book Foundation | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Check these books out as best items to add to your libraries...
Via Lynnette Van Dyke
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Simple Tech Tools for Complex Learning
Scoop.it!

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of controversial issues.Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more...

Via Sandra Wozniak
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Katie Frank
Scoop.it!

Kurt Vonnegut's 1967 Advice to a New Teacher at the Iowa Writers' Workshop - Slate Magazine (blog)

Kurt Vonnegut's 1967 Advice to a New Teacher at the Iowa Writers' Workshop - Slate Magazine (blog) | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut's 1967 Advice to a New Teacher at the Iowa Writers' WorkshopSlate Magazine (blog)In 1967, Kurt Vonnegut corresponded with magazine writer and novelist Richard Gehman, who was about to head off to the Iowa Writers' Workshop to start a...
more...
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 3, 2012 8:49 AM
WOW. This is a super post. Thank you!
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 21st Century Technology Integration
Scoop.it!

Nine Outstanding Apps to Teach Creative Writing

Nine Outstanding Apps to Teach Creative Writing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Thanks to the digital boom we are living in now , there are several apps that teachers can use to promote and enhance creative writing for their students. We have collected a great list of such apps and we want you to try some and see how they work with your students. These apps you can have access to a wide range of writing prompts, fun games, and activities to help your students write out of the box.


Via Jamie Forshey
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 6-Traits Resources
Scoop.it!

10 Effective High-Tech Ways to Teach Writing - Best Colleges Online

10 Effective High-Tech Ways to Teach Writing - Best Colleges Online | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar, essay-writing, and why good writing is so important to their futures.
Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Teen Reading
Scoop.it!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

It is not out til March 2013, but I am definitely getting this book!


Via BJ Neary, Jan Duane
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
Scoop.it!

Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia]

Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia] | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Yomi Ayeni:  "I’m often asked what the interactive theatrical experience Clockwork Watch is, and the answer changes with each stage of the production. The underlying objective, though, is to create a fictional Victorian universe and tell a story where the narrative is delivered through live events, graphic novels, role-play, online news sites, and a feature film, all co-authored by the audience, through their interactions with our make-believe world over the next five years" ...


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 21st Century skills of critical and creative thinking
Scoop.it!

7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work

7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Via Paksorn Runlert, Lynnette Van Dyke
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Supporting Children's Literacy
Scoop.it!

The Book Chook: Tips for Reading Aloud

The Book Chook: Tips for Reading Aloud | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Helpful tips for parents


Via BookChook
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 21st Century Technology Integration
Scoop.it!

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it.


Via Susan Oxnevad, Jamie Forshey
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 6-Traits Resources
Scoop.it!

6-Traits Resources Digital Magazine: Follow Us and Help Spread the Word?

6-Traits Resources Digital Magazine: Follow Us and Help Spread the Word? | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Click this tag: 6-traits to see all traits related resources!


Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 6-Traits Resources
Scoop.it!

6 Ways Google Docs Supports Collaboration In The Writing Process

6 Ways Google Docs Supports Collaboration In The Writing Process | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

6 Ways Google Docs Supports Collaboration In The Writing Process (6 Ways Google Docs Supports Collaboration in the Writing Process http://t.co/Jl60W8sG @TeachThought #edchat #edtech #writing #engedu...)...


Via Mats Larsnäs, Alastair Creelman, Lars-Göran Hedström, Dennis T OConnor
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from AdLit
Scoop.it!

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Both high-tech innovations for learning and the inability of many American schoolchildren to write well have been major talking points in educational circles for quite some time, but oddly enough, one may offer a solution to helping remedy the other.

 

There are a variety of tech tools and methods out there for teaching writing that can make the process easier and more fun for both teachers and students. While not every high-tech way of teaching writing will work for every class or every student, there’s enough variety that there’s bound to be something for everyone.

 

Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar, essay-writing, and, most importantly, why good writing is so important to their futures.


Via adpcenter, Jenny Smith, @DebMillar24 , Jamie Forshey, Lynnette Van Dyke
more...
paula ugalde's comment, December 15, 2012 12:35 AM
Adorei essa curadoria!!
Francisco Velasquez's comment, December 15, 2012 9:04 AM
Bom mesmo !
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Simple Tech Tools for Complex Learning
Scoop.it!

Room for Debate

A running commentary on the news with knowledgeable outside contributors from The New York Times...

Via Sandra Wozniak
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Katie Frank
Scoop.it!

'Critical Thinking' Nonprofit Takes on the E-Textbooks Debate - Education Week News (blog)

'Critical Thinking' Nonprofit Takes on the E-Textbooks Debate - Education Week News (blog) | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
'Critical Thinking' Nonprofit Takes on the E-Textbooks DebateEducation Week News (blog)Textbooks, a newly launched "issue site" that aims to promote "critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship" by laying out reasoning for and against...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Writing Activities for Kids
Scoop.it!

The Book Chook: Visual Story Telling

The Book Chook: Visual Story Telling | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Lots of writing possibilities in a visual story telling activity.


Via BookChook
more...
julie fairweather's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:37 AM

A very nice, simple way to learn about story structure and creation. This article will lead you to an amazing story-telling world full of ideas for both teachers and parents...

Rescooped by Katie Frank from Young Adult Fiction
Scoop.it!

October debut novels | The Hub

October debut novels | The Hub | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Here's a list of titles written by new authors, across a range of genres.


Via Karen Innes
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Creating a community of readers
Scoop.it!

Bookry – Welcome |

Bookry – Welcome | | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Create interactive books for the ipad. Bookry provides interactive widgets, reader analytics & templates that work with iBooks Author. Create a private bookstore.


Via Sue Ward
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Boys and Reading
Scoop.it!

5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers

5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

"5 of the best resources for reluctant readers to be found on-line. Use these tools to help your students [child or young adult depending on site] develop a love and passion for the written word."


Via Heather Stapleton
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from 6-Traits Resources
Scoop.it!

Common Core . . . and more–in a new edition of Creating Writers

Common Core . . . and more–in a new edition of Creating Writers | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Just Released— Creating Writers: 6 Traits, Process, Workshop, and Literature   by Vicki Spandel. 2013. Pearson. I am very pleased to announce the release of my newest book, Creating Writers: Traits...

Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Katie Frank from Teaching Writing
Scoop.it!

Social Storytelling: Ways to Create Myth and Lore

Social Storytelling: Ways to Create Myth and Lore | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

There is still a great gap between social storytelling and social media. It’s not nearly as wide as the gulf on Facebook between conservatives and liberals. But it’s a gap nonetheless.

 

The marketer in me says that if I get too far down the storytelling path, the “call to action” for my client may be overlooked within the content. However, social storytellers would say the application of a defined message from an external source could corrupt or misalign the audience’s attention.

 

So let’s look at some fundamental practices you can utilize with your social media engagement to establish storytelling.


Via Gregg Morris, kathymcdonough
more...
No comment yet.