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AppEducation | [SDCUE2012 Presentation] Write On! iPods/iPads During Writing

AppEducation | [SDCUE2012 Presentation] Write On! iPods/iPads During Writing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
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CristinaSkyBox: Blow Me Away with Images

CristinaSkyBox: Blow Me Away with Images | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, October 31, 2012 9:20 AM
Glad you liked this Mariusz Les!
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CristinaSkyBox: Do You Know the History of the English Language?

CristinaSkyBox: Do You Know the History of the English Language? | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 1, 2012 4:09 AM
Glad that you have found this of interest; it's a fun way to inspire learners to create their own visuals of language and even history.
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Top 10 Online Writing Tools | Emerging Writers' Festival

Top 10 Online Writing Tools | Emerging Writers' Festival | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Our blog features many writers, emerging and established, and is designed to inspire and inform your writing journey. For more tips and writing inspiration, please see our insightful writing handbook, The Emerging Writer.
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Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 10 Tips for Beginning Writers

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 10 Tips for Beginning Writers | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Ten things you should know before you decide you want to be a writer.

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Performance poetry and the creation of a creative nation. - dave lordan

Research tells us that children with well-developed oral skills are more likely to have higher achievement in reading and writing as… ...
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Rest.

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Rest. Why does this seem like a dirty four letter word? I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about rest. We were on fall break last week.
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Being Smart- A Gift and A Burden | iGifted School

Being Smart- A Gift and A Burden | iGifted School | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Being smart is usually an incredible gift but occasionally a difficult burden.


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Kids Sign on for National Novel Writing Month — The Digital Shift

Kids Sign on for National Novel Writing Month — The Digital Shift | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

National Novel Writing Month kicks off today. The annual event in which participants pledge to write a novel during the month of November features a Young Writers Program. Resources include a classroom kit, a teacher’s forum, and pep talks.

“We dare you to make your villain write an apology letter to your main character,” is among the challenges set forth by the “Dare Machine,” a fun set of writing prompts. Participants register on the site to set and maintain a word count goal and then, write like the wind.


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National Novel Writing Month

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November is National Novel writing month. Use this site to get your budding authors writing their own novels.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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WritingFix: Word Choice Resources and Lessons

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Writing Traits: Teaching the Skills of Word Choice
teacher-created resources and lessons...all focused on skills that make up the word choice trait

 

The trait of word choice is a complex trait that should be discussed, explored, and further developed every year that students learn to write in school; both kindergartners and high school seniors can be taught to think about developmentally appropriate skills that are associated with word choice. This page contains word choice lessons and resources that we consider appropriate for sharing with third graders and up. If you are working with primary writers and the six traits, be sure to visit WritingFix's 6 Traits and Primary Writing Homepage.


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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:24 PM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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5 of the Best Websites for Language Learners

5 of the Best Websites for Language Learners | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
5 great websites for language learners of all ages and abilities. Perfect for helping students or even your own learning.

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Grammarman Comic for ESL/EFL

Grammarman Comic for ESL/EFL | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Index page for Grammarman Comic - the home of the ESL EFL grammar superhero, and his friends Alpha-bot and Syntax.

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12 Tech Tools That Will Transform The Way You Teach! | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher

12 Tech Tools That Will Transform The Way You Teach! | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
12 Tech Tools That Will Transform The Way You Teach!

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Arayah's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:33 PM

Awesome website on 12 tech tools to integrate technology into your classroom to engage student learning

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 11, 2015 6:15 AM

Relearning gets us out of our comfort zone because the loss of what was learned is always a reminder that gets up in our face even as adults it is frustrating! In the many years working as CNA1 and C NA 11 there were people I took care of that had Alzhimers Disease and some was combative but we were taught how to approach them for their calmness and both of our safety. In retrospect now I can appreciate why some of them acted and reacted as they did. It was not a comfortable thing to have loss of memory the struggle in mind to recall but just can't . Added there is someone asking are you ok with  them to ashamed or scared of be

ing put down in the pasture so to speak if they are so

e stray dog or cat for owning up to their feeling so many suffer alone and or in silence until they have no choice because the help they need is made outside of just their knowledge! Show some love and creative tips to relearn because it just might be you or your love one some day sooner than later and age is not the only factor in considering of there is need.

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach.
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The Return of the Dangling Modifiers - Daily Writing Tips

The Return of the Dangling Modifiers - Daily Writing Tips | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Like the compositional equivalent of lurching zombies, dangling modifiers insistently, incessantly assault the sensibilities of careful writers (and careful readers). I've posted several sets of examples of these misbegotten misconstructions in ...
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Teaching Lessons - NYTimes.com

Teaching Lessons - NYTimes.com | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
When faithfully implemented, the Responsive Classroom approach correlates with an almost 20-point gain on state standardized test scores in reading and math.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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How to outline your story for National Novel-Writing Month

How to outline your story for National Novel-Writing Month | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Are you making an outline for NaNoWriMo? We all need different levels of planning. Some writers like a step-by-step map so they can settle back and enjoy telling the story to the page. Others want the joy of discovery while their fingers are flying.


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Video:Conferring with an Avatar: Using Voki for Proofreading

I've always taught the importance of reading a paper aloud.  Every writer should do this when proofreading.  Using an avatar as a part of the process makes sense.  I've used VOKI, but this use never occurred to me.  What do you think? ~ Dennis

 

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Students use text-to-speech software (Web 2.0 Avatars) to listen to their writing aloud. We use this 21st century method for proofreading when students do not read over their writing or are unaware of mistakes in their story. Students use this self-discovery strategy of revision and editing in order to privately critique their own work before conferring with the teacher.

 

 


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Sue Ward's comment, October 12, 2012 7:41 PM
Sounds intriguing and practical - good to see the students taking control of their own learning.
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How Adam Became a Better Writer

Winning Writing Strategies for Low Achieving Writers.  This article is from the Council for Exceptional Children helps you see how 6-traits connects in the classroom.


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How to write the first draft of a novel in 30 days

How to write the first draft of a novel in 30 days | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Writing a novel can be daunting.But introducing structure to the process can help you maintain momentum over the course of a month without hampering creativity...

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