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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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Can they write before they can read?

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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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 1:33 AM

Can they write before they can read?

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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
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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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Found Poem Favorite | ‘In the Night’

Found Poem Favorite | ‘In the Night’ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This poem, by Emma J., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Travel article, "A Big Sur Bath by the Light of the Moon."
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Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’

Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This poem, one of 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest, was written by Elizabeth T. and comes from Ginger Rogers's 1995 New York Times obituary.
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Found Poem Favorite | ‘I want to be a pilot’

Found Poem Favorite | ‘I want to be a pilot’ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This poem, by Kayla C., is one of the 11 winners of our Found Poem Student Contest. Come back every weekday through June 17 to read another.
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The Creative Process of the Legendary Maya Angelou

No music, no calls, and a bottle of sherry in empty hotel rooms: inside the process of a literary legend.
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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.

David Collet's curator insight, June 12, 6:28 PM

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.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 18, 9:15 AM

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

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.
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To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger David Cutler believes that the best writing teachers model writing for their students. He suggests six strategies, including continuing to hone your own craft and demonstrating the value of sharing finished work.
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Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’

Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This poem, one of 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest, was written by Elizabeth T. and comes from Ginger Rogers's 1995 New York Times obituary.
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Finding Our Voices

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Producing works of art doesn't often count as appropriate intellectual work...
Reading Sir Ken Robinson's most recent edition of Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative, I was intrigued by an observation.
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The Poetry Society (Useful websites)

The Poetry Society (Useful websites) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Useful website for teaching poetry in schools. http://t.co/KMJJWCJd3Q
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