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10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Burnout

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Burnout | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs have a lot to do and a lot to prove, and the stress can quickly lead to burnout. Follow these 10 tips so it doesn't happen to you.
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Back to Basics: 10 Things Every Writer Should Do in Their Novel | WritersDigest.com

Back to Basics: 10 Things Every Writer Should Do in Their Novel | WritersDigest.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Here's a guest post from bestseller Brenda Novak, who reveals 10 key basics to writing a great novel. (RT @OOSABookClub: 6. Skip the boring stuff. Nobody wants to read it. Use snappy, realistic dialogue that is unique to each character...
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New publication: Teaching Creative Writing

New publication: Teaching Creative Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teaching Creative Writing: Practical Approaches, edited by Elaine Walker, was the second title in  our Creative Writing Studies series when it was published in hardback. Now we will be publishing t...
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What makes great teaching?

What makes great teaching? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Great teaching combines effective instruction with continuous improvement. If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Tr...

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By reflecting we all learn form each others experience. Thank you for this great reflection and post.

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Aysegul Liman's Blog - Top 5 Teaching Writing Tools for Teachers

Aysegul Liman's Blog - Top 5 Teaching Writing Tools for Teachers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
RT @BurcuBurcuzgr: http://t.co/lW2swYjVMH Congarts Ayşegül
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MsFindlater's Teaching Blog: Playing with Poetry

MsFindlater's Teaching Blog: Playing with Poetry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Blog outlining different approaches to teaching poetry in the classroom.
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Young student joins literary giants - U-T San Diego

Young student joins literary giants - U-T San Diego | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Young student joins literary giants
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The essay started as a middle school writing project that went from a poem to an essay to a winning contest submission.
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Assessing Writing in Middle School | Lessons From the Middle

Assessing Writing in Middle School | Lessons From the Middle | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
... will be having sales in their stores as well. Everything in my TPT Store will be on sale at 28% off (the most I can do). If you have any items on your wishlists – it's time to get them off of there!
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Common Errors Found in Middle School Writing | Technical College ...

Common Errors Found in Middle School Writing | Technical College ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Common Errors Found in Middle School Writing. Your middle-schooler may not be alone in the errors he makes in compositions. Middle school students' minds are often fertile grounds for creative ideas, but their writing sometimes mirrors a ...
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Deb Roy: The birth of a word

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exc...
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Writing like a historian: developing students' writing skills

Writing like a historian: developing students' writing skills | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Using Michael Halliday's theory of functional language, history teacher Lee Donaghy transformed his students' speaking and written work (RT @RichardBadger2: Writing like a historian: developing students' writing skills
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Poetry Resources For Teachers | ~a penny and her jots~

Poetry Resources For Teachers | ~a penny and her jots~ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
But my favorite thing to come out of April is a page I created on my blog with resources for teaching poetry. I'm not the first one to have a poetry resource page. There are many great ones on the Internet.
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Sheila O'Connor on why teaching poetry matters | MinnPost

Sheila O'Connor on why teaching poetry matters | MinnPost | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Maybe you think poetry is one of those things that we can stop teaching now, because it's culturally irrelevant, because it's not going to lead to a viable career path or higher test scores, or because it's just for fun and there's no ...
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Rust: Teaching Suggestions Integrating poetry, science fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels for Common Core State Standards

Rust: Teaching  Suggestions Integrating poetry, science fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels for Common Core State Standards | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

This post has a review of Rust by Royden Lepp - a graphic novel that have been rated appropriate reading for all ages - although I would say they will be enjoyed by readers Grade 4 through adult. While younger readers will easily focus on Roman and Oswald his younger brother along with their responsibilities to their farm and family, and their relationship with Jet Jones,  older readers will comprehend the larger issues of artificial intelligence, and drone warfare.


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How to get kids interested in writing - by Chanell Gautreaux - Helium

How to get kids interested in writing - by Chanell Gautreaux - Helium | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The best way to get primary school kids interested in writing is to spark their interest in reading and storytelling.
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Mentor Texts in the Writing Workshop

This is a minilesson video clip of the writing workshop. It is one example of how teachers can use parts of a text previously read during the reading worksho...
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Primary literacy: ideas for teaching creative writing - video

Literacy co-ordinator Kate Parietti discusses how to use video, drama and real-life experiences to help primary students develop their creative writing and literacy skills (Primary literacy: ideas for teaching creative writing - video
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Creative Writing Ideas with Sidewalk Chalk - ChalkArt · Creativity-Portal.com

Creative Writing Ideas with Sidewalk Chalk - ChalkArt · Creativity-Portal.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Help your kids to be creative by having them do sidewalk chalk art. Get them to talk about their pictures.

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8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education

8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

For years, teachers have been designing persuasive writing lessons for their students. The Common Core State Standards are changing that by asking teachers to move away from persuasion and toward argumentation. Argumentation (called opinion writing in the elementary grades) is preferred by the CCSS because it is more rigorous and more in line with the kind of writing students will be expected to do in college and careers.

 

In this white paper, we’ll look at what argumentation really means, what the standards specifically require at each grade level, and how teachers can create lesson plans to meet these new requirements. I’ll also outline the following eight strategies for designing lesson plans to meet the new requirements:


1. Identify Fact vs. Opinion
2. Determine Credible Sources
3. Acknowledge Alternate or Opposing Claims
4. Vary Syntax
5. Assign a Combination of Short and Longer Writing Tasks
6. Use Mentor Texts
7. Involve Content-Area Teachers
8. Don’t Forget Speaking and Listening


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Whatcom poet illuminates the value of creative writing - Bellingham Herald

Whatcom poet illuminates the value of creative writing - Bellingham Herald | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Whatcom poet illuminates the value of creative writing
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It's Tuesday morning, 9:30 a.m., and I'm leading a creative writing class for highly capable learners at Shuksan Middle School.
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Schools Discover Answer To Teaching Writing In Middle School

Schools Discover Answer To Teaching Writing In Middle School | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
It is time writing instructional technology catches up and delivers premium content and functionality on mobile platforms. Middle School Writing 1.0, for iPad and iPhone, is all students need to begin learning superior writing ...
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Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style | On Common Core | School Library Journal

Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style | On Common Core | School Library Journal | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
RT @InspirationSW: Ways to make teaching #writing easier! Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style | On Common Core http://t.co/V0pnqptdOC via @SLJournal and @ASCD
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How to Write Fiction Stories: Creative Writing Lesson Tips 1: George Wier

How to Write Fiction Stories: Creative Writing Lesson Tips 1: George Wier In this series of videos fiction author George Weir lectures & gives you informatio...
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Meeting the Challenges of Student Writing in the Digital Age | ED ...

Meeting the Challenges of Student Writing in the Digital Age | ED ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
... State Standard in English Language. The challenges to going digital with instructions to accessing the latest technological tools to aid them in digital writing. This is in stack contrast to teaching writing two decades ago.
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MONDAY creative writing exercise because it's a good way to start the week: a happy exercise

MONDAY creative writing exercise because it's a good way to start the week: a happy exercise | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
It's been a grim, grey winter. The longest I remember but today is a holiday in the UK and the sun is shining (two things that rarely coincide) so this exercise is short - so you can get on with th...
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