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30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

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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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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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There Are 7 Types of English Surnames — Which One Is Yours? |

There Are 7 Types of English Surnames — Which One Is Yours? | | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in England. Last names weren’t widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as the country’s population grew, people found it necessary to be more specific when they were talking about somebody else. Thus arose descriptions like Thomas the Baker, Norman son… Read more
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These 7 types could certainly help writers with ideas for naming characters. Of course, these are just the English naming traditions, but certainly an interesting place to start.

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Become A Better Writer with 51 Mind-blowing Resources

Become A Better Writer with 51 Mind-blowing Resources | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, we all want to become better writers. Don’t we? I know I do. I strive to become a better writer every day, and in order to improve I’ve discovered the secret is in having awesome resources at your disposal.
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A Writing Mini Lesson for Starting the School Year

A Writing Mini Lesson for Starting the School Year | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Between us, we have six sons and they all LOVE Legos.
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The Tyranny of Motive

The Tyranny of Motive | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Desperation by Josh Sommers
The legendary coach Vince Lombardi used to greet his players at training camp by saying: “Within every man there is a burning flame of desperation.
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Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!)

Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
“Failure is not an option.”
We hear it all the time. People have even made T-shirts with that motto. And by saying it’s not an option, we associate failure as a negative thing.
But what if it were an option?
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How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days

How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Learn tips and tricks on how to write an eBook from scratch, write every day and actually finish it in 30 days.
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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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JK Rowling's 'little story about wizards' makes it hard for authors, says ... - Telegraph.co.uk

JK Rowling's 'little story about wizards' makes it hard for authors, says ... - Telegraph.co.uk | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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"Teaching creative writing is one of the big new sources of income for authors, but of course not everyone can teach," she said.
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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

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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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Myth #1

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It’s okay to just write for myself. (Is it? Really?)

 

Myth #2

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What works for others should work for me. (Why would you copy others?)

 

Myth #3

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Always give readers what they want. (Which readers?)

 

Always strive to keep improving. Take a peek at what other successful writers are writing, but don't copy. Your best work is ahead of you. Just don't give up! 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://positivewriter.com/3-myths-writing/

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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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Why Writers Self-destruct and 5 Ways To Thrive Instead!

Why Writers Self-destruct and 5 Ways To Thrive Instead! | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
In The Color of Money, the only movie for which Paul Newman ever won a Best Actor Oscar, there’s a scene near the end where he’s playing against the once infamous real-life pool player Steve “The Miz” Mizerack, and after Steve loses to Paul, Steve...
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C-c-considering Cadence: Understanding One Quality of Voice

C-c-considering Cadence: Understanding One Quality of Voice | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The Oxford Dictionary defines cadence as “a modulation or inflection of the voice, a rhythmical effect in written text, a fall in pitch of the voice at the end of a phrase or sentence” or simply as “rhythm”.
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4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout

4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
It goes beyond mere writer’s block. It doesn’t care about deadlines, and can stopper your writing voice for months at a time. It’s deep, it’s baffling and it’s not often talked about in writing circles.
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What If Students Learned This Way Instead Of That?

What If Students Learned This Way Instead Of That? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
TEST What If Students Learned This Way Instead Of That? 10 New Ideas For Learning 
by Terry Heick
Lately I’ve found myself squinting a bit at some of the practices and structures in teaching and learning.
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Some of these ideas would be great for creative writing. The "blends" could make really interesting writing prompts for poetry and fiction.

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Writers Who Kill: Teaching Writing to Third Graders

Writers Who Kill: Teaching Writing to Third Graders | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I was at a graduation party when a friend of my sister-in-law, came up to talk to us. She'd been a high school English teacher for years and now that she's retired from that position, she's teaching English and ...
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Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics

Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This is a free downloadable lesson plan on teaching poetry and literary elements using rap music. I volunteer to present this lecture at least once a year.
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use.
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Five Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Writing A Novel

Five Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Writing A Novel | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
photo by Leo Reynolds Today’s guest is author Abdi Nazemian. Abdi is the screenwriter of The Quiet, Celeste in the City, Beautiful Girl, and the short film Revolution, which he also directed.  He is an alumnus of the Sundance Writer’s Lab, a mentor...
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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

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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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