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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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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:20 AM

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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Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers
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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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6 Psych Tips For Creating The Ideal Workspace

6 Psych Tips For Creating The Ideal Workspace | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The perfect office space: beautiful curves, natural views and greenery.→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog.
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A Handful of Writing Truths

A Handful of Writing Truths | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A meme is making its way around the internet this week—14 writers give their advice, written on their hands. It made me think about the different ways we approach our writing, and how we all come to truths of our own over time.
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In general, I think most of our studnets do not write enough to become fluid thinkers and stortellers. I love writer's workshop because it gives students some serious committed time to write and write and write. 

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Few insights about writting!

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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.
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Hope is Required For Writing

Hope is Required For Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing sounds easy, but it is not. Hope is required for writing, for it is an act of faith. Famous writers struggled, and so do we. We need hope to write.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:19 PM

An interesting and useful examination of the importance of hope for all writers.

KindredReaders's curator insight, December 28, 2013 1:13 PM

For those days when the words just won't come.

Kali Cordes's curator insight, February 20, 2014 5:17 PM

This article describes the necessity of hope when a writer of any level sits down to write out their thoughts. The article mentions several famous authors' descriptions of what it takes to be a writer, and how even they required some inspiration to keep at it.

I loved this  article because it describes my exact dilemma that I wrote about in my first semester portfolio. Inspiration is a hard thing to find within yourself, but it is also the most important part of writing. The hope described in the article is really the key to finding that inspiration.

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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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Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:32 AM

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?

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Digital technology makes students better creative writers (sometimes), study says

Digital technology makes students better creative writers (sometimes), study says | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Here's the catch, new research from Pew Internet Research shows that American middle and high school teachers think technology is helping kids with creative writing, but they're also more likely to...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:24 PM
Pew is outstanding.
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Thank you, Charles.
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How to Journal: 6 Tips to Boost Creativity and Polish Your Writing

How to Journal: 6 Tips to Boost Creativity and Polish Your Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Your journal is a safe place to try new techniques. That's how you grow. In this post you'll learn how to journal to boost creativity.
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One Magnificent Obsession: Our First Poetry Smoothietime!

One Magnificent Obsession: Our First Poetry Smoothietime! | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I have always been so nervous about teaching poetry, but Brave Writer's Guide to teaching poetry, and poetry teas are such great starting points! I am finding that I myself an growing a great appreciation for poetry and am ...
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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy

Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com In terms of writing and the brain, there are multiple reasons for embedding writing throughout STEM courses.
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