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26 Learning Apps For Reading And Writing From edshelf

26 Learning Apps For Reading And Writing From edshelf | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Knowing how to read and write are fundamental skills. Technology coach Elizabeth Espinoza shares her list of recommended apps for reading and writing.
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Writing is Best When We Get Out of Our Own Way

Writing is Best When We Get Out of Our Own Way | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

"I recall, as I was writing my latest book, my hands seemed to take on a life of their own. I would add in an unplanned character or an unforeseen (seemingly meaningless) detail."


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Penelope's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:42 PM

 

 

This article is a wonderful reminder to writers to get out of our own way when creating our stories.

 

The main thrust of the article is to stop editing and start writing! Yes, we should edit, but some writers edit to death and their novel never sees the light of day. Also, make sure you know what the story PROBLEM is and where it will END and how the character will CHANGE. This is vital and will keep you moving forward!

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/writing-is-best-when-we-get-out-of-our-own-way/

 

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» ADHD Challenge: Is Your Mind Going Blank? - World of Psychology

» ADHD Challenge: Is Your Mind Going Blank? - World of Psychology | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Have you ever sat in front of the computer screen or pad of paper, wishing the words to magically come forth from your fingertips so you could finally meet your
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Middle School Language Arts

Middle School Language Arts | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Do your students struggle to write with detail? Are their descriptions limited, lacking in specifics or uninformative? If so, you can help your students write more engaging and elaborate pieces by teaching the following strategies for elaboration.
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8 Tips For Helping Students Tell Stories In A Social Media World

8 Tips For Helping Students Tell Stories In A Social Media World | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Human beings are storytellers by nature. Children especially love to hear stories, but aren’t always so keen on telling their own. Partly because they’re kids. Telling stories is more about the imagination and the curiosity...
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Writing Wisdoms: 3 Tips for Improving Your Creative Writing Skills

Writing Wisdoms: 3 Tips for Improving Your Creative Writing Skills | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Author Pam Johnson is here today offering up some of her writing wisdom. 3 Tips for Improving Your Creative Writing Skills Creative writing is a field that so many people love. This subject allows ...
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Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History

Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teacher, blogger and book evangelist Sarah Gross describes how, by introducing her students to infographics and applying this medium to their own reading history, she inspired them to fall in love with books...
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Teaching Writing with a Peer Editing Co-op

Teaching Writing with a Peer Editing Co-op | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
At my local homeschool group's October meeting, we divided up into grade levels with the middle school moms (6th - 8th) all meeting together. Our topic was writing, and some common trouble spots em...
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Laura Graham Fetters's comment, June 27, 2013 7:55 AM
Peer editing can also work in small groups- like literature circles where each participant has a role. For example, one student edits spelling; another edits for clarity, and another edits for grammar and punctuation.
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15 Ten-Minute Activities To Jump-Start Your Creativity

15 Ten-Minute Activities To Jump-Start Your Creativity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
While occasionally it feels like ideas just pop into our heads, it’s rarely without some preparation on our parts.
That’s because creativity is a practice. It’s magical in many ways. But the magic requires a trained magician.
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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Video on TED.com

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
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What can we learn from children's writing?

What can we learn from children's writing? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Language used by children in a BBC Radio 2 short-story competition has been put into a database, offering an insight into how they think. (Plenty of good news on the standard of children's creative writing.
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What Makes Iconic and Popular Characters Unforgettable?

What Makes Iconic and Popular Characters Unforgettable? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What makes the most iconic characters so unforgettable? A study of a few of the most popular characters reveals interesting insights. (What Makes Iconic or Popular Characters Unforgettable?
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No Learning Without Feeling

No Learning Without Feeling | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Agreement on how American schoolchildren should read and write is much easier to arrive at than agreement on what they should read and write.

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Writer's Workshop - Informational Writing and Summaries

Writer's Workshop - Informational Writing and Summaries | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Writing informational text, researching and summarizing is hard work!!! The common core says upper elementary students should be spending at least 60% of their time reading and writing informational text.


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Setting Up Middle School Writers for Success

For years, rubrics bothered the hell out of me.
I didn't understand them.
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CREATIVE WRITING TECHNIQUES (Part I): From Writer's Block to Writing Flow.

You are about to write. You have always loved writing and you go for it, but none of your sentences sound good. Everything you write seems to be horrible, easy, irrelevant... You delete everything ...
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Mystery Objects

Mystery Objects | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This is a really simple yet effective writing lesson. There is nothing like some unusual objects to spark your students’ imagination! Aim: For students to write a short story inspired by an object ...
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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Remember reflection? That's something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to...
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6 Ways To Embrace The Creative Writing Process

6 Ways To Embrace The Creative Writing Process | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing is all about process. Learning how you write, or how you create, is just as important as what you’re actually writing about. Here are several things I’ve learned since starting to write my ...
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Dialogic Teaching In Pursuit Of 21st Century Learning

Dialogic Teaching In Pursuit Of 21st Century Learning | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What is the role of dialogue and dialogic teaching in 21st century learning? This post takes a closer look.
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Creative Writing Tip: Make Sure You Don't Write Your Novel Too Quickly

Creative Writing Tip: Make Sure You Don't Write Your Novel Too Quickly | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Welcome back to my series of post reflecting on four reasons I had to abandon a draft-in-progress of The King's Sons one hundred pages in; I rewrote everything with a different plot set seven years...
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Writing Prompts For Kids | Creative Writing Topics and Tips

Writing Prompts For Kids | Creative Writing Topics and Tips | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing Prompts For Kids: Creative Writing Topics for Kids of All Ages. From First Grade Writing Prompts and Exercises to Writing Prompts for Middle School and High School levels!

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shanmughapriya's curator insight, May 30, 2013 1:05 AM

Very good writing prompts

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Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.

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Armando's curator insight, January 3, 2015 10:23 AM
Five Best Mind Mapping Tools
Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 5, 2015 8:31 AM

@mapa_conceptual

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 5, 2015 6:04 PM

Les comparaisons sont toujours interessantes, mais à lire selon ses besoins. 

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WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing

WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
You might be interested if you're teaching or planning on teaching Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. http://t.co/jf3XqxJW6B

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