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39 Great Books on Writing - Killing Your Darlings | Positive Writer

39 Great Books on Writing - Killing Your Darlings | Positive Writer | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A great list of books that will help you become a better writer
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Innovative Grammar Mind Map Is Perfect For Teaching English

Innovative Grammar Mind Map Is Perfect For Teaching English | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This grammar mind map breaks down basic English grammar into eight branches, and then breaks down each branch a bit further.
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Authors Guide To Drawing Maps - The World Building School

Authors Guide To Drawing Maps - The World Building School | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Maps provide a solid, visual way to show people your world. The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps is a collection of articles to help you when drawing maps.
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If students can't write, how can they learn? - Washington Post

If students can't write, how can they learn? - Washington Post | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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If students can't write, how can they learn?
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I knew it was hard for an overworked teacher with a class of 25 or 30 students to engage in the kind of one-on-one work that teaching writing often requires.
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Common Core Narrative Writing Samples

Common Core Narrative Writing Samples | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This Common Core instructional resource focuses on CCSS.W.3:

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Sarah Worley's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:25 PM

This is an informative source for understanding how narrative writing fits into the Common Core. It explains the Common Core Standards, shows prompts, and has samples of student writings. This source provides all explanations, prompts, and samples for all grade levels from K-12. I think this is a great starting point for teachers to argue the need to teach Creative Writing in the classroom. Creative Writing does build many writing skills (such as style and organization), but it often gets pushed aside as frivolous. Pointing out that the Common Core requires this type of writing may help it to reappear in the classroom.  

 

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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
One of the key results of flipping my writing and literature classes has been that my students do much of their writing in-class on computers provided by the college.

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I scoop this up as a note to myself ...

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11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers

11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
11 Storyboarding Apps To Organize & Inspire Young Writers For students who dread writing class, a blank page can look a lot like a ten-foot monolith; an imposing, empty slate towering over their homework list....
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Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers - The Guardian (blog)

Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers - The Guardian (blog) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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I always tell students that there are no set rules for writing and they can write whatever they like.
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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:23 AM

Some really nice ideas for teaching creative writing.  Adaptable for use with adults too!

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Are You Meeting Your Writing Goals? Try These Productivity Tips For Writers

Are You Meeting Your Writing Goals? Try These Productivity Tips For Writers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Time seems to fly by and our writing goals can sometimes fall behind in the craziness of the day to day.
Balancing writing with 'real life'
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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber provides meaningful writing tasks for all grade levels that are aligned to the Common Core.
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The Joy Is In the Struggle of Making: How Writers Get Their Ideas

The Joy Is In the Struggle of Making: How Writers Get Their Ideas | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
In its most woo-woo use, “writer's block” promotes the impractical and cosmic idea that something is blocking the transmission of magical creativity particles from entering our brains and delivering our “inspiration,” that ...
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4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating

4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
How do you actually ensure students learn while creating and exploring? Here are four different tips from Shawn McCusker that should keep learning rolling along.
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Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott’s Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott’s Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life."

Anne Lamott'
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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:44 PM

One of the classic books on creativity and creative writing.  The quote above is one I always pass on to my creative writing students.

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Writers on Writing

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Between the By-Road and the Main Road: On Teaching Writing, Not!

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: On Teaching Writing, Not! | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Can you teach writing if you don't write?


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Why creative writing is better with a pen

Why creative writing is better with a pen | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Lee Rourke: Not only is longhand a much more portable way to write, it's also much more individual (Why creative writing is better with a pen http://t.co/3yOegloRF6)...
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Skills Practice | Writing Effective Openings

Skills Practice | Writing Effective Openings | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Tips, examples and a quiz to help students think about what the opening lines of an essay or article must do -- and how to use what they learn to make their own writing stronger.
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Sarah Worley's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:20 PM

This article is a great starting point for creative writing or any other type of writing assignement in the high school English classroom. This article provides examples of great opening lines, and explains how to get students to create their own extraordinary introduction to their written work. I think the examples chosen in this article are also helpful, because it reaches out to students interests in a way that they may not otherwise be reached. For instance, the first effective opening is from a sports article. Providing examples such as this are a great hook for even the most reluctant English students. 

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Creative Writing Examples: Lessons in Writing Creative Fiction

Creative Writing Examples: Lessons in Writing Creative Fiction | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Learn how to write creatively by following the masters in these creative writing examples.
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The greatest creative writing activity ever

The greatest creative writing activity ever | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
UPDATE: This post has been nominated for the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for January, 2013. If you like what I've written, please click here and 'like' the resultant picture! Than...

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How To Reveal Character Through Dialogue

How To Reveal Character Through Dialogue | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Ideally the dialogue in your screenplay reveals more about the situation and especially about the person speaking than just the content of the words.
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The Discipline of Writing - Owner Magazine

The Discipline of Writing - Owner Magazine | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Many professionals recognize that blogging is a great way to develop their ideas and enhance their personal brand. But when you’re busy, writing even once a week can seem overwhelming. How can you find time to sit down and actually compose something worthwhile? I have a slightly unfair advantage: I started my career as a journalist and had to report and write 3500 words a week, or I’d get fired. (That’ll teach you to write pretty fast.) But I also have a few tips —writing habits, if you will— that I shared with Noah and they might work for you, too.


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Many professionals recognize that blogging is a great way to develop their ideas and enhance their personal brand. But when you’re busy, writing even once a week can seem overwhelming. How can you find time to sit down and actually compose something worthwhile? I have a slightly unfair advantage: I started my career as a journalist and had to report and write 3500 words a week, or I’d get fired. (That’ll teach you to write pretty fast.) But I also have a few tips —writing habits, if you will— that I shared with Noah and they might work for you, too.

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Teaching our children to love poetry | Mothering with Grace

Teaching our children to love poetry | Mothering with Grace | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
falling up poetry1. Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. ~ Edgar Allen Poe. Poetry has always resonated with me. When I was little I used to have this little book of poems that was my grandmothers.
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How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic

How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
You may not have considered it. You may have tried but given up. Here's some insight into why teachers should blog and keep learning.
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Do Schools Provide Students With Enough Opportunities to Be Creative?

How often does your school encourage you to do something creative? To design, invent and imagine new ideas? Tell us about a creative activity or project you have worked on.
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In my experience, schools do not provide enough creative writing for students. With the publishing industry opening up more and more opportunities for self-publishing, creative writing (often regarded as just a fun activity) is a viable future career.

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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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:33 AM

Can they write before they can read?