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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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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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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

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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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The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators

The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
In a perfect world students would understand that education is for their benefit and put their all into every assignment. Unfortunately, every educator working today knows how far off the reality is from that ideal.
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Poetry lesson plans for secondary teaching

Poetry lesson plans for secondary teaching | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Poetry teaching resources for secondary Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Covering poetic devices, Carol Ann Duffy, William Wordsworth and John Keats.
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Can creative writing boost pupils confidence? - Yorkshire Post

Can creative writing boost pupils confidence? - Yorkshire Post | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A literacy scheme is giving pupils a new voice at a faith school tarnished in the fall-out of the ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal. Sarah Freeman reports.
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The Best Books of 2014 - The New Yorker

The Best Books of 2014 - The New Yorker | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Rebecca Mead, Teju Cole, and other New Yorker contributors name their favorite books of the year.

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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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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.

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Get Rid of On-the-Nose Dialogue Once and For All - Helping Writers Become Authors

Get Rid of On-the-Nose Dialogue Once and For All - Helping Writers Become Authors | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
If you can identify on-the-nose dialogue and learn how to replace it with rich undercurrents of subtext, you're on your way to becoming a master author.
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TED: Cristina Domenech: Poetry that frees the soul - Cristina Domenech (2014)

TED: Cristina Domenech: Poetry that frees the soul - Cristina Domenech (2014) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
“It’s said that to be a poet, you have to go to hell and back.” Cristina Domenech teaches writing at an Argentinian prison, and she tells the moving story of helping incarcerated people express themselves, understand themselves — and glory in the...
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4 Stages of Teaching Writing to Children

4 Stages of Teaching Writing to Children | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Stages of writing development examples and images. A gradual release towards independence will result in improving writing skills.Teaching writing to children
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The Messy Minds of Creative People

The Messy Minds of Creative People | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Creativity is very messy. According to one prominent theory, the creative process involves four stages:  preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification.
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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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