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Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out? Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Most people say "seconds," and some can tell b
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The Power of Creative Writing

The Power of Creative Writing | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
A writing workshop in Arkansas is teaching kids about diversity and acceptance.
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Help a Child Write a Story - ReadWriteThink

Help a Child Write a Story - ReadWriteThink | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
Write a story with a child and you'll encourage creativity, help reading and writing skills, and have fun!
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Adventure Writing Journal

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Adventure Writing Journal is a printable book that offers children just enough structure to scaffold creative writing fun. The writing journal is filled
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Kids Write!

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"This blog is for those who want to bring adventure, magic, and play to children through writing. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or writer yourself, this blog will continually offer writing activities and share connections to support the natural creative side of playful writing exploration."

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We all need a reason to write. Children are no different. Teaching children to write is a struggle when we expect them to write for adult reasons with little reality in a child’s world. During my twenty years of teaching, I discovered children at all levels eager to extend their play and pretend to solve problems, share stories, and plan new adventures through writing.

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Google Docs and Teaching

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Teaching In The Cloud: How Google Docs Are Revolutionizing The Classroom WBUR Students pretend to spend many hours writing their papers, teachers pretend to spend many hours grading them, and we all pretend like repeating this process over and over...
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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
RT @WriteAboutThis: 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing. Awesome article by @writingproject! #edchat #engchat http://t.co/7qJxumFzEW
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The world is as amazing as you !

The world is as amazing as you ! | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
Washington Post
826DC teaches young readers and writers that 'the world is as amazing as you ...
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Radical Idea: What if we stopped teaching writing?

Radical Idea: What if we stopped teaching writing? | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
I know some great writing instructors teach their writing classes in this fashion (I am looking at you NWP teachers) but a number of recent conversations have led me to ask if a “writing class” is the best place to teach writing ...
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Writing is a part of learning. It can't be seperated. Teach writing as a part of all subjects.

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Playful Writing: Giveaway

Playful Writing: Giveaway | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
Disclosure: My friend Laura Woodside contacted me and asked me to review and giveaway a copy of her book.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own. A while ago Michael struggled with...
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Check out this great giveaway!

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A Creative Writing Game - Stories and Children

A Creative Writing Game - Stories and Children | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
This creative writing game can be played by young children and incorporates both art & writing. Fun to play individually or in small groups
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Fairy Tale Writing Journal

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Fairy Tale Journal is a printable book that offers children just enough structure to scaffold creative writing fun. The writing journal is filled activities
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Writing Adventure!

Writing Adventure! | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
Children at all levels are eager to write when the process is an extension of play and imagination. Children create spy gadgets, rockets, pirate ships and more
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Yes! Children can love to write when it is an extension of their own ideas, imagination, & play.
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Check out this Pinterest board for more playful writing links.

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Playful Learning

Professor Stephen Heppell at Bournemouth University on the importance of playful learning at school and at home.
http://youtu.be/Lm0Ftm6EWLM

 

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How do you feel about playful learning? Any suggestions, ideas, or insights of your own?

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What Works in Writing Instruction - Education Week News

What Works in Writing Instruction - Education Week News | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
What Works in Writing Instruction
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In a study just published in the School Psychology Review, researchers Gary A. Trioa and Natalie G.
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Bridgton author, kids write book together - KeepMEcurrent.com

Bridgton author, kids write book together - KeepMEcurrent.com | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
Bridgton author, kids write book together KeepMEcurrent.com BRIDGTON – Inspired by the stuffed jungle animals at the home of their babysitter – who also happens to be a prolific writer of some 60 books – five Bridgton children have penned,...
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Chance for Shanghai Kids to Hear Top Writers' Read - Women of China

Chance for Shanghai Kids to Hear Top Writers' Read - Women of China | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
Chance for Shanghai Kids to Hear Top Writers' Read
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Children's writers will read from their work to local kids at the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair on Friday evening.
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Writing Prompts for Children.

Writing Prompts for Children. | Teaching Child-Centered Writing | Scoop.it
One of the most entertaining school tasks that Ali and I attempt is what we call writing prompts. The idea is to encourage her to think outside of hard facts, which can be challenging.
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Just the right prompt or question engages children to go deeper into the imagination and writing journey.

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