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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy

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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com In terms of writing and the brain, there are multiple reasons for embedding writing throughout STEM courses.
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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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Refreshing methods of introducing poetry to students - Innovate My School

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Great poetry can be the kind of art that stays with you forever, be it Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney or Daffodils by William Wordsworth. However, given the old-school nature of poetry means that a lot of students will need a great introduction from a teacher. James Harlan discusses some cool ideas for getting students into the artform.
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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

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"The National Writing Project (NWP) does a spot-on job of bringing together a raft of resources for those teaching writing at all levels of interest and instruction. These thirty ideas are a great way to get started, and include tips that originated as full-length articles in various NWP publications. As suggested on its site, "readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques." The complete list of ideas is offered here, along with links to the aforementioned articles which often include suggestions about classroom implementation. First-time visitors should take a look at tips like "Use the shared events of students’ lives to inspire writing" and "Pair students with adult reading/writing buddies."


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Writing is crucial for self expression, thinking and connecting. The more tips writing teachers can get the better. There are many here.

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my 28 most tried and true writing prompts

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my 28 most tried and true writing prompts (These are great - 28 ways to spark creative writing http://t.co/mwTOrYoYsc (via @russeltarr ))
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Some of the best writing prompts I have ever come across!

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Watch Kurt Vonnegut demystify story structure with a fairy tale and a piece of chalk

Watch Kurt Vonnegut demystify story structure with a fairy tale and a piece of chalk | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, in a Storyboard piece on John McPhee's gorgeously built Encounters with the Archdruid, the acclaimed author Adam Hochschild wrote about

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Understanding The Causes Of And Cure For Writer’s Block

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Understanding the causes of and cure for writer’s block can help you complete your writing chores on time all the time. You know that sickening […]
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13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing

13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
As an Edudemic reader, you are well versed in the importance of technology in education. But are you aware of the specific role it can play in writing? Take a look at the findings of a recent study.
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42 Idiom Examples And Explanations

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42 Idiom Examples And Explanations Oxford Dictionaries offers the definition of an idiom as “a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g.,rain cats...
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Reading a Novel Boosts Brain Connectivity

Reading a Novel Boosts Brain Connectivity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Stories leave their mark on the mind both psychologically and neurologically.
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5 Things Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters

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Bookworms and movie buffs have long been considered two different breeds of people. There are those who will always claim that “the book was better,” and then there are people who see a movie in every book that they read.

 

Oh, and don’t get some people started on modern renderings of classic novels.

 

But the truth is, the core of any movie is the writing. If there’s a character you love, you can thank the writer for him or her. Did a particular bit of dialogue blow your mind? Boom. Writer. Even the tension you feel when watching a suspenseful movie can, in part, be credited to the writer.

 


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14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed

14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Where have you been all my life, the Interrobang‽ Less so, the Asterism, despite the awesome name. How many of these did you know already? Be honest.

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I sometimes got confused on the names of the more obscure  punctuation marks, hope this helps if you are the same!

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How The Common Core Affects The Writing Skills Of First Graders

How The Common Core Affects The Writing Skills Of First Graders | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The Common Core Standards lay a clear guideline on what students should learn in which grade. They carry a detailed description on the Mathematics and English teaching.
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6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process

6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Getting the writing process started is difficult. Keeping it going is even harder. These online tools should help you out!
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For the writer in all of us, you may find these tools most useful...

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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often...
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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You’re Creative

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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative
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6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously)

6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing’s easy; editing’s hard.  Getting lost in the fun and the discovery of putting down words can make up for the times when the words don’t come easily. But it’s during the editing process that you’re forced to look at the flaws in your creation.
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6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry

6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Throw Out That Poetry Unit - Corestand

Throw Out That Poetry Unit - Corestand | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Let’s not keep that sacred poetry unit separate from the novels, essays, and stories that we read only to be brought out at the end of the year.
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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.
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Skills Practice | Creating ‘Character Recipes’

Skills Practice | Creating ‘Character Recipes’ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What "ingredients" might go into Lady Macbeth Soup? A pinch of paranoia and a pint of blood? In this writing prompt, students use recipes from The New York Times as templates for writing about characters in novels.
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10 Ways To Promote Your Classroom Library

10 Ways To Promote Your Classroom Library | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
You have a classroom library. Your library is chock full of useful resources and information that's just waiting to be absorbed by your eager students. Here's a fabulously simple way to start getting the word out about your treasure trove.
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Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint

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The flashpoint of a story is its first turning point and has the function of bringing chaos where there was order.
It is the point of no return, the trigger that gives rise to conflict and action.

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3 Writing Tips You Can Steal From Animators

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A book about writing helped me become a better animator; what did that mean? Maybe that creative minds of different art forms have more in common than we usually tend to think. Maybe it means we should all get used to looking beyond the boundaries of our own medium.


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The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources

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English obscure words and etymology resources: online dictionary of weird and unusual words, word lists, technical vocabulary aids, lipograms, and word related essays

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7 Different Types of Readers: Which Do You Write For? | Creative ...

7 Different Types of Readers: Which Do You Write For? | Creative ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Like this: Like Loading... Related. This entry was posted in On Reading as a Writer and tagged books, creative writing, fiction, literature, reading, writing. Bookmark the permalink. ← 12 Fabulous Plot Resources for Novelists ...
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The 10 Types of Writers' Block (and How to Overcome Them)

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Writer's Block. It sounds like a fearsome condition, a creative blockage. The end of invention. But what is it, really?

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:57 PM

Good advice. I liked the last bit on revision. Sometimes it's just difficult.