Teaching Creative Writing
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Teaching Creative Writing
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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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:33 AM

Can they write before they can read?

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365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten

365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Here are 365 Creative Writing Prompts to help inspire you to write every single day! Use them for journaling, story starters, poetry, and more!
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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
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Gavin Umstead's curator insight, March 28, 12:10 AM
I, being a fan of poetry the title hooked me. Also I was interested because becomes a teacher is a possibility in my future. I and so many people believe a deeper thinking process is important in classrooms and I think this a powerful but more importantly a SIMPLE way to do so. The author himself was a ninth grade teacher and he was able to express the reactions of the students and that made for a more convincing article because overall this was a persuasive article trying to have teacher start a class with a poem. He expresses all the ways poetry is has importance and what makes is valuable and my favorite one was having it being able to connect with students emotionally as well. I really love poetry and finding true meanings and I highly support this idea.
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27 Pieces Of Advice For Writers From Famous Authors

27 Pieces Of Advice For Writers From Famous Authors | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Celebrated authors, editors and illustrators write advice to young writers on their hands for "Shared Worlds," a two-week creative writing...

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Teaching Writing Is Impossible. Leave It to Ursula Le Guin! - Slate Magazine

Teaching Writing Is Impossible. Leave It to Ursula Le Guin! - Slate Magazine | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The first thing you learn when you set out to teach writing is that you will never teach anyone to write well. It’s a cruel joke universities play on humanities grad students.
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WeAreTeachers: 25 Awesome Anchor Charts for Teaching Writing

WeAreTeachers: 25 Awesome Anchor Charts for Teaching Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Find 25 anchor charts for teaching writing in your classroom writers workshops.
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Stephanie Duncan's curator insight, September 15, 2015 9:29 PM

Great grade appropriate ways to introduce writing concepts for students.  Also on the website are ideas for teaching Art & Creativity, Reading & Writing, and Social Studies

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Although some of these ideas are aimed at early primary, they can be adapted to suit your student. Some wonderful ideas to engage and motivate students writing.
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Games to Help Students Write More Precisely and Concisely

Games to Help Students Write More Precisely and Concisely | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I always seem to have students who believe that effective writing is verbose. If they exceed the page minimum, they expect a high grade.
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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.
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10 Best Creative Writing Exercises | Write to Done

10 Best Creative Writing Exercises | Write to Done | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Here are 10 of the best creative writing exercises. Each one is accompanied by an image to kickstart your imagination...
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Stephanie Duncan's curator insight, September 15, 2015 9:33 PM

If students struggle with Creative Writing these are very good ideas to help them find something to write about.  The activities can be modified for grade level and would interest the vast majority of students.

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Don't Begin Your Novel Like This!

Don't Begin Your Novel Like This! | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
They say never to judge a book by its cover, but everyone does that anyway. I remember one time stepping into a bookstore and being hypnotized by a glamorous, holographic and glittery cover to a ne...
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Creative Writing Prompts: What if…?

Creative Writing Prompts: What if…? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
One of the freshest, most invigorating experiences I’ve had as a fledgling writer is being challenged with a writing prompt. The technique actually comes from the marketing world, where people spin...
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How to Format Your Novel for Submission (And Why It Matters)

How to Format Your Novel for Submission (And Why It Matters) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Once upon a time I was reading through some fiction by well meaning (and sometimes very talented) indie authors. Among the pieces was a screenplay that the writer wanted desperately to sell and tha...

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The surprising habits of original thinkers

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world.
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What's Going On in This Poem? | 'Taking It Home to Jerome'

What's Going On in This Poem? | 'Taking It Home to Jerome' | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What’s going on in this poem? What do you see, or read, that makes you say that? What more can you find? Join the conversation here.
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Lesson Plan | Teaching 'Star Wars' With The New York Times

Lesson Plan | Teaching 'Star Wars' With The New York Times | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for ways to bring “Star Wars” into your classroom, we offer teaching ideas for subjects across the curriculum — from analyzing Yoda’s syntax to investigating the economic consequences of destroying...

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What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 9, 2015

What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 9, 2015 | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m.
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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project - Linkis.com

RT @scottmpetri: A2. 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing. http://t.co/jiqABJ5lvV Keep it positive people. #teachwriting
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Poetry Friday: Renga with Friends, Take 2

Poetry Friday: Renga with Friends, Take 2 | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Once again, Steve Peterson (Inside the Dog), Mary Lee Hahn (A Year of Reading), and I wrote a renga together.
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Teaching Poetry That Isn’t Lame | Josh Flores.net

Teaching Poetry That Isn’t Lame | Josh Flores.net | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
RT @mrjoshflores: Teaching Poetry that's Not Lame by Using Def Poetry, part A
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7 strategies for teaching creative writing | Scottish Book Trust

7 strategies for teaching creative writing | Scottish Book Trust | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
How to make writing enjoyable for pupils
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Creating Classroom Environments: Setting up for the middle school writing workshop.

Creating Classroom Environments:  Setting up for the middle school writing workshop. | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teaching writing workshop at the middle school level can be an extraordinarily satisfying experience: middle schoolers are ready and willing to think deeply about issues, they understand more, they...
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Why teaching writing isn't just for English teachers | tesconnect

Why teaching writing isn't just for English teachers | tesconnect | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teaching writing should not just be the job of English teachers, according to Alex Quigley, director of research at Huntington School in York.
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10 Facts about Your Fantasy Universe (You Don't Know Yet)

10 Facts about Your Fantasy Universe (You Don't Know Yet) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging parts of writing in the fantasy genre is creating the universe. You could spend years designing the cultures and backgrounds to your novel before putting pen to paper, b...
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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work 
by TeachThought Staff
Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.”
This is partly a push for authenticity.
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