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Creative Writing | Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity @ JasonCarnrike.com

Creative Writing | Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity @ JasonCarnrike.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity - http://t.co/tJ9tqem5bw #writingtips
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Common Core State Standards for Writing Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Writing Teachers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Overview of Common Core State Standards and descriptions of CCSS documents English language arts teachers grades 7-12 and other writing teachers need.
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The paper is the circuit: Scientists create graphite-based paper circuitry

The paper is the circuit: Scientists create graphite-based paper circuitry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Changing the very nature of paper itself into conductive graphite creates paper-based circuit boards that are cheap and flexible.

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A Quick Guide To Creative Writing Exercises by CCArticles Writing

A Quick Guide To Creative Writing Exercises by CCArticles Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Creative writing starts with writing practice. This is by definition a pastime whereby a person just settles down in front of a blank sheet of paper and starts writing without any specific goal in mind as to the purpose of the resulting literature.
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The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification | Edudemic

The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification | Edudemic | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

"Gaming in education is a really big deal, and a very fun way to get students more involved and interested in education.

 

"Board games, video games, even active outdoor games all have an important place in education, and these videos share more about their role in learning.

 

"Check out our list of 50 awesome videos for gaming teachers to discover what experts, teachers, and even students have to say about using games for education."


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77 Middle School Writing Prompts for Kids (Part 3/3) | JournalBuddies.com

77 Middle School Writing Prompts for Kids (Part 3/3) | JournalBuddies.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Discover many great ideas for middle school students to write about in their journals.
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Infographic: Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and G+

Infographic: Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and G+ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
You use Ctrl-X to cut and Ctrl-V to paste. You may even use Ctrl-P to print. But how often are you using Ctrl-Alt-M to draft a new Facebook message? Or G-R to see your Twitter mentions?
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73 Middle School Writing Prompts for Kids (Part 2/3) | JournalBuddies.com

73 Middle School Writing Prompts for Kids (Part 2/3) | JournalBuddies.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This is the second list of fun middle school writing prompts for kids in a series of three articles.
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Creative Writing 101

Creative Writing 101 | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What is Creative Writing? Creative writing is anything where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to simply convey information.
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73 Middle School Writing Prompts for Inspiration (Part 1/3) | JournalBuddies.com

73 Middle School Writing Prompts for Inspiration (Part 1/3) | JournalBuddies.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Middle School Writing Prompts part 1/3. Welcome to the exciting world of journal writing prompts.
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Creative writing tips for teachers: ideas and activities to inspire your class

Creative writing tips for teachers: ideas and activities to inspire your class | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Literacy co-ordinator and ideas magpie Kate Parietti explains how she uses video, drama and real-life experiences to help students develop their creative writing skills (How to teach creative writing: http://t.co/aoCIBcg2yM)...
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You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids

You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Lisa Bullard shares the story behind her story ... When I was first published, I was delighted to find that schools were interested in having me visit and teach students about the writing process. ...
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I don't always like formulas, but certain kids really need templates in order to write better stories - and, in some cases, even finish writing their stories.

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21st Century Learning

21st Century Learning | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This is the new buzz world this year in our schools. But, is it really new or is it just integrating the computer lab into the classroom? Or is it doing what some of the best teachers already do? T...
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Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds - TeachThought

Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds - TeachThought | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Why, for the best teachers, flexibility might be the ultimate gift.
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Teaching Grammar Essential But Not Central to Teaching Writing

Teaching Grammar Essential But Not Central to Teaching Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
To make teaching grammar an effective part of writing instruction, give formal grammar instruction or English grammar help according to students' needs.
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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.
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Why You Should Force Yourself To Wander

Why You Should Force Yourself To Wander | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too ! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in—no need to catch up, just jump in right now.
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Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin.

Top 1 (See #4 to play 20 ?
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Student Motivation: It’s More Complicated Than We Think

Student Motivation: It’s More Complicated Than We Think | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Motivation—there are two kinds: intrinsic, which involves doing something because we want to do it, and extrinsic, which is doing something because we have to do it. A negative relationship exists between the two.

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Famous Authors' Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Famous Authors' Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it's no surprise that many a...
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What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning

What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Apres, Ken Morrison, Jim Lerman, Arianne Felts, Charles Fischer
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Victoria Collins's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:38 AM

What an insightful graphic! So true.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:30 AM

It is the foundation of NGGE.

Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:16 PM

To thrive in the 21st Century Knolwedge Economy, people must embrace self-directed learning.

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New Author Series: How Do You Find Beta Readers? | Lindsay Buroker

New Author Series: How Do You Find Beta Readers? | Lindsay Buroker | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I've received quite a few questions (more than two, I'm certain of it) from folks finishing up their first books and wondering about self-publishing. A year or
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Using ICTs @ ISOCS: Interactive Storytelling Using Twine

Using ICTs @ ISOCS: Interactive Storytelling Using Twine | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

The Middle School students have been writing "Alternative Ending" or "Choose your own adventure" stories. 
I recently read about Twine, on Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog.  Twine is free software for Mac and Windows, which "lets you organize your story graphically with a map that you can re-arrange as you work. Links automatically appear on the map as you add them to your passages, and passages with broken links are apparent at a glance."

On the Twine web page, there are several intro videos, which I've embedded here, so you can get an idea of how it works, and decide whether or not you would like to add this software tool to your computer.


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Teaching Poetry in Literature-Based Writing Courses - Order of Education

Teaching Poetry in Literature-Based Writing Courses - Order of Education | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
In my literature-based writing classes, I use poetry, short stories, short film, and drama to teach different elements of good writing.
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