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Whole Brain Teaching: Amazing Kindergarten Writing!

Watch in amazement as Andrea Schindler's inner city, San Bernardino, California kindergarteners demonstrate all the steps necessary for them to produce five ...
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Wow! Very impressive!

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Can they write before they can read?

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Writers Who Kill: Teaching Writing to Third Graders

Writers Who Kill: Teaching Writing to Third Graders | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I was at a graduation party when a friend of my sister-in-law, came up to talk to us. She'd been a high school English teacher for years and now that she's retired from that position, she's teaching English and ...
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Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics

Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This is a free downloadable lesson plan on teaching poetry and literary elements using rap music. I volunteer to present this lecture at least once a year.
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use.
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Five Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Writing A Novel

Five Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Writing A Novel | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
photo by Leo Reynolds Today’s guest is author Abdi Nazemian. Abdi is the screenwriter of The Quiet, Celeste in the City, Beautiful Girl, and the short film Revolution, which he also directed.  He is an alumnus of the Sundance Writer’s Lab, a mentor...
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Viewing Creative Writing Choices as a Spectrum, Rather Than ...

Viewing Creative Writing Choices as a Spectrum, Rather Than ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
When we talk about writing, there is so much discussion about "This" versus "That." Today I wanted to get a discussion started about how faulty and how limiting that kind of thought is. Art is self-expression.
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Teaching Poetry, Whole-Novels Style: Creating An Immersion Experience For Students | CTQ

Teaching Poetry, Whole-Novels Style: Creating An Immersion Experience For Students | CTQ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teaching Poetry, Whole-Novels Style: Creating An Immersion Experience For Students | CTQ: http://t.co/SoIIvWHj4J
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32 iPad Apps For Better Writing

32 iPad Apps For Better Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Today’s writers benefit from an incredible assortment of digital tools from which they can draw inspiration and productivity. Although some writers prefer to stick to old-fashioned pen…
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A Flipped Reading & Writing Workshop Works Wonders

A Flipped Reading & Writing Workshop Works Wonders | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, my principal and ITC suggested that I try flipping the classroom in some way with my 1:1 iPads. My biggest concern with a flipped classroom approach is the loss of interaction st...
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YA Required Reading: YA Novels Paired With the Most-Taught Books in Schools

YA Required Reading: YA Novels Paired With the Most-Taught Books in Schools | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it’s like to grow up today. Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of
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Celebrating Literacy With The Reading/Pleasure Cycle

Celebrating Literacy With The Reading/Pleasure Cycle | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The Reading-Pleasure Cycle by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com and Terry Heick Using your child’s interests, strengths, and talents you can connect them to reading they enjoy as they simultaneously builds their reading skills.
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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, June 12, 3:03 PM

Transmedia, a broad descriptive word that literally translated means “across media” and encompasses many strategies that transverse industries, is generally regarded as the use of multiple media platforms to tell a story or story experience. Though the word “transmedia” is thought to have entertainment franchise origins, its adaptation for education purposes is both valuable and becoming more and more common. While teachers like Sansing are using coding and programming in their language arts instruction, others are taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated apps and interactive media for classroom use.

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I guess this another favorite topic for me. Imagine using transmedia to teach maths and include cross over language components. After all maths has a language of its own.

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Transmedia approaches encourage (or even force) people to actively acknowledge and design for a fluid and multi-dimensional, rather than linear, media environment.  For the human brain, stories are not constrained by what's on the page. Transmedia begins to replicate how we think and encourages producers to innovate in each platform to create multiple touchpoints that facilitate our natural ability to imagine, project, expand and experience.   

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The Effects of Human Instinct on Creative Writing

Creative writing blog: http://creativewritingtutorials.blogspot.com/ Buy a solomation T-shirt! http://solomation.spreadshirt.com/ All profits go toward making "Terrible Immunity." http://solomation...
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The Tyranny of Motive

The Tyranny of Motive | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Desperation by Josh Sommers
The legendary coach Vince Lombardi used to greet his players at training camp by saying: “Within every man there is a burning flame of desperation.
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Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!)

Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
“Failure is not an option.”
We hear it all the time. People have even made T-shirts with that motto. And by saying it’s not an option, we associate failure as a negative thing.
But what if it were an option?
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How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days

How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Learn tips and tricks on how to write an eBook from scratch, write every day and actually finish it in 30 days.
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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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JK Rowling's 'little story about wizards' makes it hard for authors, says ... - Telegraph.co.uk

JK Rowling's 'little story about wizards' makes it hard for authors, says ... - Telegraph.co.uk | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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"Teaching creative writing is one of the big new sources of income for authors, but of course not everyone can teach," she said.
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Is Your Dialogue Just Characters Talking?

Is Your Dialogue Just Characters Talking? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Dialogue is not just characters talking—it's sophisticated fiction. (RT @BootStrapInk: Great post on dialog: Is Your Dialogue Just Characters Talking?
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30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention
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3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back

3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The odds are if you write in public you want people to read your work. Seems like a reasonable assumption. I mean, if we don’t care if anyone’s reading our work, then we should stick to personal journals that we keep hidden under our pillows.
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The Four Characteristics of Author Attitude and Why You Need Them

The Four Characteristics of Author Attitude and Why You Need Them | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Today’s guest, Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs.
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In Defense of Teaching Poetry

In Defense of Teaching Poetry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
If children tell you that they do not like poetry, the first question you should ask is whether they have ever been taught how to read it....
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20 Apps For Writing On The iPad

20 Apps For Writing On The iPad | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
20 Apps For Writing On The iPad Though the tablet, in form, tends towards consumption, the iPad can also serve as a capable word processor. How capable depends on how demanding you are about your...
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Reading List | The Top 100 Best-Selling Education Books of 2014 (So Far)

Reading List  | The Top 100 Best-Selling Education Books of 2014 (So Far) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Inspiration for summer reading, compiled by Deborah Hofmann, senior editor of the New York Times best-seller lists.
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TED: Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry - Stephen Burt (2013)

TED: Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry - Stephen Burt (2013) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
"We're all going to die -- and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human...
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