Demonstrate thought leadership to your professional networks.
Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Twitter
Sign up with Linkedin
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
Start a free trial of Scoop.it Business
Eclectic, classroom-based techniques for making writing meaningful and enjoyable.
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
Very cool ideas that get kids writing about real world stuff.
Lots of articles and tips for young writers from Australian writer and educator, Susan Stephenson, at www.thebookchook.com .
Great points here to discuss with teen writers.
Here are some useful tips in story telling for your preferred media source...!
Any writter can use this information!
One of my passions is working with students and teachers to develop digital storytelling projects. This infographic is a great visual for working with all parties as they progress through each step.
The Book Chook, www.thebookchook.com
Lots of learning possibilities when kids create six word memoirs!
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
Various tools and websites that encourage kids and adults to write.
Some intesting ways to tell stories.
Telling a story via a comic editor is a great way to include writing in lots of fun!
Lego - a sure winner with the boys.
The #1 place for free Microsoft word newspaper templates for kids, students that are printable and blank.
New templates for kids to create own newspapers.
Creative learning activities to celebrate all things Seuss.
Ideas for fracturing fairy tales to come up with kids' own versions.
Free entry for kids anywhere in world, 2013 writing comps.
A way to encourage creativity and to support creative students.
This is a tough audience ;)
I'm impressed with this great presentation tool for kids!
A Bottlenose Dolphin needed my help to get a fishing hook and line of it's left pectoral fin.
Short video would make an excellent prompt for writing an information report and further reseacrh.
Author Lynn Plourde explains how story add-ons can be a way in to writing for kids.
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. )
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.
Links to useful tools, tips and prompts for young writers.
As a writer it is hard out there in the literary world. any help will be great
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.
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.
Great writing prompts!
Some brilliant large-size photos worth displaying in every biology lab! - Now let's see innovative lesson plans to encourage real investigations!
Horrifying at the same time looks for take a look 2nd time to the microscope.
Links to some great websites that encourage or prompt writing.
These are additional writing resources worth reviewing.
Lots of writing and other literacy ideas with a Fairy Tale theme, including free PDF booklet.
There’s a reason for why certain storytelling elements just keeps coming back, again and again.
Well, it’s because they work.
I’ve done some research and collected the different storytelling elements in one place.
Here we go:
Good to use as a scaffold with older kids who want to write fiction. Maybe change some of the language?
Years ago, while studying screenwriting with John Truby I used the graph I drew after his story elements class to understand life. Over time I put together the elements that would make up the novel I'm finishing now.
Seeing this list, I immediately think: Oh, that looks like the timeline of my first marriage. Which makes me want to add:
Stories don't need to have a happy ending, as long as the reader knows there are next steps that will be taken. Such endings make us long for more, for a sequal. Some writers do, for that very reason end with "to be continued".
Sometimes, or often, The End heralds a New Beginning.
I have heard Donna Napoli describe #3 as "the extraordinary on an ordinary day."
I think we should all do this every now and again; reflect the above list to your life or to one day of our life. I'm sure it would make our lives feel much more eventful and exciting.
I love what comics can do for kids. I’ve seen reluctant readers introduced to the joy of books by way of comics. I watched a teen develop an abiding interest
Free PDF about kids making comics for learning and fun.
Writing activities from teachnet.
Online book creator, free unless you order a print copy.
Houghton Mifflin site with mad-lib type fill-in-the-blanks stories.
Another story generator with fill in the blanks...