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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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How Your Daily Routine Is Ruining Your Creative Thinking

How Your Daily Routine Is Ruining Your Creative Thinking | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Sticking to the same schedule may be hindering your brain's ability to build skills and knowledge.

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As hard as breaking from routine is, it keeps us on our toes. As Derrida might say, we are decentred and destabilized.

 

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25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing

25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for te...

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3 Keys to Teaching Kids to Write - US News

3 Keys to Teaching Kids to Write - US News | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Here are some lessons from the science of how to teach writing, but teachers aren't using them.
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I loved hearing this: "Traditional grammar instruction isn’t effective. Period." As a middle school teacher for over 18 years, I have never found grammar instruction particularly useful. Sure, kids would benefit from knowing more, but they rarely retain grammar rules unless they are in the "teachable moment zone."

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500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.
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21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Kickstart that school year.
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How to Supercharge Your Novel by Infusing It with Color and Sounds

How to Supercharge Your Novel by Infusing It with Color and Sounds | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Today’s post is a guest post by C. S. Lakin, a multipublished best-selling novelist and writing coach. She works full-time as a copyeditor and critiques about two hundred manuscripts a year.
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Three lessons from the science of how to teach writing - Education By The Numbers

Three lessons from the science of how to teach writing - Education By The Numbers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
evidence-based writing instruction methods
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Evidence- based writing

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How to Overcome Writer’s Doubt (3rd Place)

How to Overcome Writer’s Doubt (3rd Place) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Today I begin presenting the winners of the “Writer’s Doubt” contest with 3rd place, “How to Overcome Writer’s Doubt” by Chelsea. This is a great essay, and it’s very inspiring for anyone dealing with doubts about their creativity and writing.
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5 Tips for Creative Thinking

5 Tips for Creative Thinking | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where novelists, actors or writers find inspiration for their work?[[MORE]]
Creativity is not a predetermined way of looking at the world — you can get inspired by almost...
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Identity Narratives: Inspiring Students to Take Control of Their Own Stories

Identity Narratives: Inspiring Students to Take Control of Their Own Stories | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Help students rise above low expectations and recast their identities by showing them how they can live in a narrative of hope and success.
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30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery

30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I often include different journal prompts on Weightless because I think it’s key to continually maintain a dialogue with ourselves. It’s part of building a healthy relationship, or rather a friendship, with yourself.
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Anchor Papers: A Journey Toward Better Student Papers

Anchor Papers: A Journey Toward Better Student Papers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I’ve recently had an ah-ha moment about teaching writing at all levels using anchor papers.  Anchor papers are basically a set of papers that each represent the characteristics of a particular grade range.
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10 Great Books for a Writer's Wish List

10 Great Books for a Writer's Wish List | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Whether you're a teacher, an author, a budding writer, or someone who writes in secret for personal reasons, you've got writing wishes....

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Everything I Need to Know About Character, I Learned From Buffy

Everything I Need to Know About Character, I Learned From Buffy | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Which is more important, plot or character?  It’s one of life’s great dichotomies, like the question of nature vs. nurture or Coke vs. Pepsi.  And like most great dichotomies, the answer is:  all of the above.
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Teaching Poetry Coolly

Teaching Poetry Coolly | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
My pupils are not those disaffected 15 year olds who can only be brought into the world of the written word through writing gritty raps about their life in the grime of the tower blocks. My pupils ...
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Writers Workshop Resources, Posters and Lessons

Writers Workshop Resources, Posters and Lessons | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writers Workshop Teacher Resources, Posters and Lessons
Writers Workshop CCSS ELA Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Writers Workshop Flip Charts
Vocabulary of Emotions
Writing Workshop – Idol Style
Writer's Workshop - Teaching That Makes Sense!
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Teaching writing skills: Part I

Teaching writing skills: Part I | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
by Elaine Gallagher   Sometimes, as teachers, we run out of ideas of things for students to write about. We complain that our students “can’t write”. We say that they don’t have “creative” ideas.
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Why Teach Poetry? Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 1) -

Why Teach Poetry? Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 1) - | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
"If we taught poetry as a way of knowing, students wouldn’t have to ask why ... study it." Maureen Doallas interviews Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison.
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Teaching Writing to Dyslexic Students - Dr Charley Haynes - YouTube

Teaching Writing to Dyslexic Students - Dr Charley Haynes - YouTube | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Dyslexic Advantage visits with Dr Charley Haynes provides practical strategies to help students with dyslexia with writing, elaboration, paragraph cohesion, ...

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'I remember, I remember': what's the point of learning poetry?

'I remember, I remember': what's the point of learning poetry? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Is there a poem buried deep in the recesses of your memory?
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Poem Starters and Creative Writing Ideas

Poem Starters and Creative Writing Ideas | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Enough poem starters and creative writing prompts to keep you permanently inspired. You’ll never run out of poetry ideas. Increase your creativity and become a better poet.
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6 Weird but Awesome Hacks for a Happy Writing Life

6 Weird but Awesome Hacks for a Happy Writing Life | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a full-time writer, a hobby writer, or a writer with another full-time job, you have to admit that being a writer is a pretty good life. On the whole, we’re pretty lucky to do what we love.
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7. Set writing goals and stick to them. Word count can be quite effective.
8. Bring the resources you need. Especially think about bringing books and print-outs - otherwise you'll be tempted to browse the internet, then check email...

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25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing

25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for te...
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How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills. (New!
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