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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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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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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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Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life."

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Teaching Writing to the Dyslexic Student - Homeschooling with Dyslexia

Teaching Writing to the Dyslexic Student - Homeschooling with Dyslexia | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Dyslexia is known as a reading disability but it also impacts writing ability.
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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation
by Terry Heick
When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen.
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An interesting gamification tool that could be used for writing!

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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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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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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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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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Teaching poetry, KS1 and KS2, primary lesson plans

Teaching poetry, KS1 and KS2, primary lesson plans | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Poetry teaching resources for EYFS and Key Stages 1 and 2. Covering rhythm and rhyme, poetic devices, sense poems and the work of Michael Rosen.
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Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist?

Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist?
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Be creative. Curious. Seek questions. Develop ideas. Play.
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Smart-Camera Photography: Enrich Students’ Creative Writing Skills

Smart-Camera Photography: Enrich Students’ Creative Writing Skills | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
“How did you get your kids to do that?” It’s a question I often get from colleagues when they see a picture a student took in my digital photography class – a class I dub iPhoneography, as much for the ubiquitous accessory that many of my...
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301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
For our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest, in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 301 writing prompts that may help -- an update to last year's popular list of 200.
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15 Great Resources for Teaching Controversy, Rhetoric, and Argument Writing - Brilliant or Insane

15 Great Resources for Teaching Controversy, Rhetoric, and Argument Writing - Brilliant or Insane | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Opinionated writers are motivated writers. Check out fifteen resources that can support their efforts to engage in controversy and use rhetoric well.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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