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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad The idea of a paperless classroom is not new. In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short,...
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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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Picture Books You Can Use for Writing Prompts

Picture Books You Can Use for Writing Prompts | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing teachers and homeschoolers! Use a picture book as writing prompts to inspire creative writing. Use snippets of the story, the illustrations, the style, or the format.
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I love this website! There's always plenty of amazing material!
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Emotion vs Feeling

Emotion vs Feeling | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I’m going to tell you something: thoughts are never honest. Emotions are. —Albert Camus I’m wading into tricky waters today. If I’m successful, I will have begun a discussion on a topic that is ver…
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Not Writing for Writers

Not Writing for Writers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The best idea I had for my first book came while I was raking leaves the backyard with my dog and realized that my main character also needed a dog. And then, to the soothing sounds of my rake scra…
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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, 2016 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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Amplify Your Story’s Power Through Groups

Amplify Your Story’s Power Through Groups | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Use a Greek chorus to provide background information to help the audience follow the story, comment on themes, demonstrate how the audience might react emotionally to the drama, or express what the main characters could not, such as hidden fears or secrets.
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Teachers: Inspire Writing Using Social Media and Image Sharing / Creativity-Portal.com

Teachers: Inspire Writing Using Social Media and Image Sharing / Creativity-Portal.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Educator and author Hank Kellner discusses strategies teachers can use to inspire writing by using social media and image sharing sites.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 7, 7:15 PM

Digital writing ideas.

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Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts

Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The great thing about being a reading specialist and a writer for children is that I professional books in both areas that lend themselves to the other.  ​The latest find from the educatio
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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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