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The Polar Express - Primary English

The Polar Express - Primary English | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning ideas based on The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.
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Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers

Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
English teacher, Alan Gilespie, shares his advice and resources on how to teach creative writing
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Primary English | Working to improve reading and writing across the primary years.

Primary English | Working to improve reading and writing across the primary years. | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
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The new home of Primary English including the popular Love to Read to my Class blog

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Great lies to tell small children

Great lies to tell small children | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
"When I was young, Weetabix came in eight different shapes." "Before they can fight, superheroes have to pick out all the noises their punches and kicks will make." "One in ten fish are afraid of w...
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Tips from real teachers about how to inspire writing (with the teeny, weeniest little lies)

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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:58 PM

Brilliant for presenting in Inquiry.

Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 10:37 PM
I think this is great.What an innovative way to get students writing as they will want to use this fantastic presentation tool.
Sally Tilley's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:42 PM

Great find, thanks Jo Laretive!

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Inspiring Independent Writers

Inspiring Independent Writers | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Picture this: a child in the corner of a playground, or at a kitchen table, or up a tree, with a notebook, a fistful of paper, a tablet. Busy scribbling, typing, chewing on a pencil, caught up in t...
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Storybird - Artful storytelling

Storybird - Artful storytelling | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful FREE tool for creating beautiful illustrated texts. Children can select artwork to insert into their stories from a huge bank of illustrations. Books can be written individually or collaboratively and then published online. Purpose, audience and engagement are all available on this website. Teachers can even set up logins so that children can use the site safely. A really super resource.

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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it

Lovely visual stimuli to spark children's enthusiasm for writing. The curator has collected images from across the web and organised them thematically. There are even teaching points on how to teach genres and support children's writing.

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Story Shakers | Home

Story Shakers | Home | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
An educational tool and resource set for the development of writing skills that provides a pupil centric framework in an engaging manner.
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Creating better writers - Primary English

Creating better writers - Primary English | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Five quick tips to help teachers create better writers. From modelling to scaffolding, this post helps you to create better writers.
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One Stop Writing Shop

One Stop Writing Shop | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Some of you may have been following us a while, some of you more recently and we thought it might be useful to reflect on a few of our most searched for and read posts. This selection relate to the...
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Getting to grips with grammar

Getting to grips with grammar | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Ensuring that all children make progress in their grammatical understanding has been high on the agenda of many schools in recent times. Many have produced progression documents setting out what is...
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Tips for embedding grammar across the curriculum

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10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom

10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it
Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...
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Ten easy ways to inspire reading and writing through the use of word clouds.

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Visual Story Starters

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QuadBlogging | "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett

QuadBlogging | "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it

Blogging never fails to inspire young people to write with a purpose. Quadblogging is a great initiative to give children an audience for their writing. Another free and easy way to get children interested in writing.

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100 WORD CHALLENGE | Creative writing for young people

100 WORD CHALLENGE | Creative writing for young people | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it

Weekly writing challenge set by Julia Skinner retired headteacher. The challenge provides children under 16 with a purpose and audience for their writing. A fabulous way to inspire young writers.

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Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett | Inspiring writing | Scoop.it

The website of the legendary Pie Corbett. Videos and advice on how to implement 'talk for writing' as a strategy for improving children's writing

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