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Bottlenose Dolphin Rescue

A Bottlenose Dolphin needed my help to get a fishing hook and line of it's left pectoral fin.
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Short video would make an excellent prompt for writing an information report and further reseacrh. 

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The Book Chook: writing

The Book Chook: writing | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

Lots of articles and tips for young writers from Australian writer and educator, Susan Stephenson, at www.thebookchook.com

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Once. But. So.

Once. But. So. | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
by Jon Brunskill
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Simple but powerful writing idea: Once...(intro characters and setting) But... (problem) So.. .(resolution)

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Writing Idea: Design an apartment complex for superheroes - Education Rethink

Writing Idea: Design an apartment complex for superheroes - Education Rethink | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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kathyvsr's curator insight, August 17, 2014 9:45 PM

What an awesome assignment!

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Poetry with Kids - Presenting Haiga

Poetry with Kids - Presenting Haiga | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/03/poetry-with-kids-presenting-haiga.html

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Some ideas on presenting haiga after children have created them (by adding haiku to images.) Also links to other articles about creating poetry with kids. 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:13 AM

Some great ideas on how to connect pictures with Haiku and then how to present.

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Writing Fun for Kids

Writing Fun for Kids | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
Linking writing to reading we've shared with our children is a wonderful way to extend the literature experience.
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Tips for incorporating writing into children's lives. 

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Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With

Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
You probably won't recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class.

Via Karen Dietz
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Love the format of this very helpful writing tool. Be sure to click on each element for more information. 

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:31 PM

Cure for writers cramp......

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, February 15, 2014 7:42 PM

This infographic would be a hit in creative writing class

David Baker's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:43 PM

What a great support to deepen writing practice for students as they learn to identify different roles, ideas and structures in their reading and use it in their writing

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Hunting for Words

Hunting for Words | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
By encouraging our children to play and have fun with words, we're helping them develop both reading and writing skills.
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Help kids become hunters of words. It's a great way to sneak a little writing into a day. 

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15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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Websites and other ideas with writing prompts to spark student writing. 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:17 PM

I am (admittedly) a HUGE fan of writing prompts. They aren't just for school, either. They are wonderful "teasers" for dinner-table conversation, too. 

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Poetry Writing Tips for Beginning Poets by R. Renee Bembry | Humanities 360

Poetry Writing Tips for Beginning Poets by R. Renee Bembry | Humanities 360 | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
For the simple reason that poetry is an art form, tips for writing poetry will vary from poet to poet. Each poet has his or her own unique style just
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Some tips for writing and editing rhyming poetry.

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Great points here to discuss with teen writers. 

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:39 AM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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The Book Chook: Create Six Word Memoirs with Kids

The Book Chook: Create Six Word Memoirs with Kids | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

The Book Chook, www.thebookchook.com

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Lots of learning possibilities when kids create six word memoirs! 

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Petra Pollum's comment, September 29, 2013 7:49 AM
Love it. Thanks for sharing!
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Digital Writing Tools Trails Optional

Digital Writing Tools Trails Optional | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
writing and use the power of the digital medium to create multimodal, interactive texts. Please add more examples in the comments, I want to keep collecting
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Various tools and websites that encourage kids and adults to write.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:18 PM

Some intesting ways to tell stories.

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The Book Chook: LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder

The Book Chook: LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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Telling a story via a comic editor is a great way to include writing in lots of fun! 

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BookChook's comment, April 24, 2013 7:59 PM
You might also be interested in my PDF, Using Comic Editors with Kids http://susanstephenson.com.au/using-comic-editors-with-kids/
Viviene Tuckerman's comment, April 24, 2013 9:06 PM
Thanks :)
Maria Richards's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:06 AM

Lego - a sure winner with the boys. 

 

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SWC Writer's Workshop #1 on the Storybird Blog

SWC Writer's Workshop #1 on the Storybird Blog | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
Discover an endless library of free books, picture books, & poetry or use simple tools to create books in minutes. Storybird is a creative community where readers & writers celebrate storytelling.
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Workshop includes questions to help kids develop characters; link to download worksheet too. 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 7, 2:50 PM

Fun, creative and engaging ...  "Summer Writing Club is about creativity, inspiration, and fun."

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5 + 1 Simple Ideas to Make Writing Fun Again

5 + 1 Simple Ideas to Make Writing Fun Again | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

Over and over their comments come. "...I hate writing..." "...Please don't make me write..." "...Writing is soooo boring..." And with each comment, I am grateful for my 7th graders honesty and also...


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How to Write a News Story - tips for kids

How to Write a News Story - tips for kids | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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Great tips for kids from Australian journalist and author, Julie Fison. 

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The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner

The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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Using iPad apps TOONPaint and StripDesigner to tell a digital story. 

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:41 PM

Bookchook...always sharing great learning opportunities. Thank you

 

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Poetry with Kids - Creating Haiku

Poetry with Kids - Creating Haiku | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/02/poetry-with-kids-creating-haiku.html

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Tips and ideas for helping children write haiku

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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Also check out my free PDF, Using Comic Editors with Kids at

http://susanstephenson.com.au/using-comic-editors-with-kids/

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:34 PM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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Using Cartoons to Persuade

Using Cartoons to Persuade | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it

http://www.thebookchook.com/2013/11/using-cartoons-to-persuade.html

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Writing persuasively is a skill kids need to learn. Try it with cartoons!

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Make Beliefs to Spark Your Writing

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PDF booklet of writing prompts from Bill Zimmerman of MakeBeliefsComix.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Nanoogo - A Fun Creative Writing Platform for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Nanoogo - A Fun Creative Writing Platform for Kids | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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FreeTech article about Nanoogo. 

 

(Nanoogo FAQ a little vague on points and shop, but worth investigating. A new platform where kids can write and add icons, borders etc. )

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5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to | Teach them English

5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to | Teach them English | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
Warm up activities that get learners writing can be fantastic for getting the creative juices flowing while also giving a focused start to your lesson.
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The Book Chook: Helpful Resources for Young Writers

The Book Chook: Helpful Resources for Young Writers | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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Links to useful tools, tips and prompts for young writers. 

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Yolanda Jackson's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:21 PM

As a writer it is hard out there in the literary world. any help will be great

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Featured Video Writing Prompts | TeachHUB

Featured Video Writing Prompts | TeachHUB | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
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Lots of vids to use as writing prompts with kids. Many are movie trailers. They are accompanied by questions to tease out kids' thoughts on topics. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:26 PM

Video prompts sound like an effective idea.  All I'd add is to make a prompt optional.  If a young writer already has a topic in mind, let them run with it. 

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26 Things You Never Want To See Under A Microscope

26 Things You Never Want To See Under A Microscope | Writing Activities for Kids | Scoop.it
Horrifying.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Great writing prompts! 

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Ray Tolley's curator insight, April 6, 2013 10:28 AM

Some brilliant large-size photos worth displaying in every biology lab!  -  Now let's see innovative lesson plans to encourage real investigations!

alfonso's curator insight, April 6, 2013 10:37 AM

Horrifying at the same time looks for take a look 2nd time to the microscope.

Deb's curator insight, April 14, 2013 9:59 AM

Amazing Pictures