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Great ways to turn middle-schoolers into excited readers and writers
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Aidan Chambers - official web site

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The official website of author Aidan Chambers.
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Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.


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How to Use Non Fiction Books for Kids

How to Use Non Fiction Books for Kids | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Children want to learn about the world around them, and the key to introducing new information is to link it to something children already know. Many innovative nonfiction books link facts to things and events in a child's world.
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Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy in Education and Technology

How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy in Education and Technology | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
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Words Toolkit - LiveBinder

Words Toolkit - LiveBinder | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The purpose of this Words Toolkit is to help you expand your vocabulary and improve your expression. Convey ideas clearly and fully, and use logic, creativity and imagination in a powerful way with well-chosen words. You may write in detail or in a concise fashion. Who is your audience? Choose words that be understood by your intended readers.

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How Google Drive Makes It Easier To Teach Writing

Making my students switch from MS Word to Google Drive not only eliminated the headache of incompatible versions and big email attachments. It's made them better writers.
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Historical Map Web Sites - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online

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The 3 Pillars of Digital Storytelling

The 3 Pillars of Digital Storytelling | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Ingeborg van Beusekom: "Directing digital storytelling? What does that mean exactly? The word says it all: taking charge and thus taking control."


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Writing Skills Of US Students Lacking, Report Indicates

Writing Skills Of US Students Lacking, Report Indicates | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Writing skills of US students are lacking, according to a new report out of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, based on their first ever.
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Test Reveals Good, Bad News About Student Writing Skills ...

Test Reveals Good, Bad News About Student Writing Skills ... | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The latest round of the Nation's Report Card tests has revealed some surprises about the quality of student writers.
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Tips for perfect proofreading

Tips for perfect proofreading | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Ease the burden of proofing: our tips for perfect proofreading.
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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 ... | Ignite Reading & Writing | 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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Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More

Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

"Let’s get our boys reading, and let’s not forget the girls while we are at it, either. If we want our young people to become better writers, then we need them to become better readers."


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Yes the correlation between generating a community of readers and a community of writers is interesting
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Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap

Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Much of this is what we have been hearing forever, it seems, but make sure you get down to How To Bridge The Reading Gap. Noted literacy researcher, William Brozo, has some sensible ideas that work and are very replicable, including honouring personal choice of reading material.
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READING CULTURE — Voices of Youth

READING CULTURE — Voices of Youth | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

... an initiative of the Youth Section in the Division of Communication at UNICEF Headquarters in New York.

" Voices of Youth is a global community for young people to learn about development issues (such as Environment, Education, Human Rights, etc) and to express their opinions. Voices of Youth seeks to create a space that will help young people develop into active global citizens equipped to communicate and collaborate effectively to make a positive difference in their countries and communities. On VOY, young people gain a knowledge and awareness of the key thematic issues affecting young people around the world, enabling them to have an open and honest dialogue." 


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Snapguide

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This is a great free app for creating step by step instruction guides. It combines video, images and text. Also a great tool for learning how to do something new. The instruction guides can be viewed online or on mobile devices.


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Poetry.com – Share your Poem. Get Reviews in 60 minutes or less

Poetry.com – Share your Poem. Get Reviews in 60 minutes or less | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
With over 14 millions poems, Poetry.com is the world’s largest and most vibrant poetry community. Share your best poems, have your poetry reviewed, earn points, get badges, interact with amateur poets and writers, and more.
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Google Docs for Learning: Updated

Google Docs for Learning: Updated | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Here you will find an updated collection of ideas for using Google Docs with students. View the interactive glog to get a quick view of ideas or choose from a list of blog posts for more information about a specific learning task.


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Writing prompts - visual images to spark creative leaps

Writing prompts - visual images to spark creative leaps | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Search by Subject Search by Types / Genres...
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5 websites that sharpen your writing skills | Darla Writes

5 websites that sharpen your writing skills | Darla Writes | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The craft of writing is like any other activity: the more you do it, the better you get. The Internet offers up a zillion websites that offer prompts and other exercises to help sharpen your writing skills.
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5 websites that sharpen your writing skills | Darla Writes

5 websites that sharpen your writing skills | Darla Writes | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The craft of writing is like any other activity: the more you do it, the better you get. The Internet offers up a zillion websites that offer prompts and other exercises to help sharpen your writing skills.
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Our kids' writing? No reason to LOL - News & Observer

Our kids' writing? No reason to LOL - News & Observer | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Our kids' writing? No reason to LOLNews & ObserverSo goes a bleak assessment of U.S.
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Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well - New York Times (blog)

Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well - New York Times (blog) | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing WellNew York Times (blog)The Times has recently published a few features that we consider gifts to English teachers everywhere, including a summer “How To” section of the Sunday...
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