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Writing Across the Curriculum - 6 Traits

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http://www.weareteachers.com/docs/promotions/the-six-traits-across-the-curriculum-a-writer's-roadmap-pdf-.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 


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Sayles Yourhistoryteacher's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:23 PM

Foundations of a semi-common rubric for writing

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Writing Guides

Lots of tips on:

- How to Improve Your Characters

- How to Improve Your Titles

- Introductions and Prologues

- Structuring Your Story

- Becoming a Professional Writer

- Plotting and Pacing

- How to Avoid Common Writing Mistakes

- Dialogue

- Other Writing Mechanics and Miscellaneous

- Learning Writing Skills from Published/Aired Works

- Genre Writing and Resources

- Research and Resources

- Editing and Refining Your Work

- Getting Published and Self-Publishing

- Target Audience

- Social Commentary in Fiction


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Versu and Jane Austen ~ Emily Short's Interactive Fiction

Versu and Jane Austen ~ Emily Short's Interactive Fiction | Writing | Scoop.it

by Emily Short

 

"This is one of several design articles about the new interactive narrative platform Versu, which Richard Evans and I have been building with a team at Linden Lab.

 

"The first several stories implemented for Versu are written for a generally Regency-period sensibility, influenced heavily by Jane Austen, and less-heavily by several of her contemporary authors, as well as more recent writers such as Georgette Heyer and Patrick O’Brian. We did not pull quotes from the more recent authors whose work is still in copyright, but we were aware of some of the tropes that those authors have brought into reader consciousness."


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Ten Game Design Principles for the Next Ten Years | Childrens Media Conference

Ten Game Design Principles for the Next Ten Years | Childrens Media Conference | Writing | Scoop.it

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | Writing | Scoop.it

"Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work...focuses on the brain–how it works, and how teachers can respond."


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Ra's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:33 PM

Familiar ground but good to revisit with student teachers. Link to formative assement for clarity of purpose in planning.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:27 PM

This would be great to use in conjunction with the video from HOW YOUTH LEARN 

http://youtu.be/p_BskcXTqpM

Fran Bozarth's curator insight, October 27, 2014 7:29 PM

The article goes on to elaborate a bit on each of these.  Good basics.

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8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers ~ Fast Company

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers ~ Fast Company | Writing | Scoop.it

by Hugh Hart

 

 

"Jeff Vandermeer's Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction is jammed with storytelling wisdom from some of world's top fantasy writers. Here's some of it.

 

 

"What the hell is a Story Lizard? In Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Books, October 15), Story Lizards join Prologue Fish and other infographic helpmates designed to banish dry textual analysis in favor of a kicking, screaming, slithering approach to storytelling creativity.

 

"Author Jeff Vandermeer, a three-time Fantasy World Award-winning novelist who co-directs the Shared Worlds teen writing camp, says "The way we're taught to analyze fiction is to break down and do a kind of autopsy. But I think writers need to be more like naturalists or zoologists when they study story because then you're looking at how all the elements fit together."


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5 habits of highly motivated novelists [INFOGRAPHIC results from our NaNoWriMo experiment]

5 habits of highly motivated novelists [INFOGRAPHIC results from our NaNoWriMo experiment] | Writing | Scoop.it
Last month, we ran an experiment with the help of over a hundred writers attempting National Novel Writer's Month. We wanted to understand what it takes to tackle a challenge like NaNoWriMo and act...
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Will be "pinning" (no pun intended, haha) to my door come November #nanowrimo
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How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps
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The Purdue OWL: Grammar

These OWL resources will help you use correct grammar in your writing. This area includes resources on grammar topics, such as count and noncount nouns, articles (a versus an), subject-verb agreement, and prepositions.
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After the Deadline - Spell, Style, and Grammar Checker for WordPress, Firefox, TinyMCE, jQuery, and CKEditor

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Quotation Marks Poster from Zazzle.com

Quotation Marks Poster from Zazzle.com | Writing | Scoop.it
Non-framed orders made in 24 hours. Quotation Marks Poster created by edwardhowelldesign. Order as shown, or change the print size or paper type & add custom framing.
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4 Tips to Solve 99% of Your Writing Problems — Guest: Janice Hardy | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

4 Tips to Solve 99% of Your Writing Problems — Guest: Janice Hardy | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author | Writing | Scoop.it

"I’m a huge believer that mastering point of view (POV) will solve 99% of common writing problems. If a writer understands POV, then showing comes naturally, description is easier to write, character goals are clear, the stakesare personal, and thus stories feel more organic."


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:55 PM

Good insights on how POV impacts your writing.

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The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

The Most Famous Book Set In Every State | Writing | Scoop.it
From California to Illinois to New York, these are the most famous books that take place in every state in America.

 

Whether you come from Florida, New York, Texas, or any other state, reading a book set there can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.

We rounded up the most famous book set in every state in America.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-famous-book-set-in-every-state-2013-10?op=1#ixzz2hogN9kUM


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The Future Of Storytelling Is About To Get Wild ~readwrite

The Future Of Storytelling Is About To Get Wild ~readwrite | Writing | Scoop.it

"Many of us go about our lives constantly surrounded by screens, immersed in various "stories": movies, TV shows, books, plot-driven video games, news articles, advertising, and more. Whether we realize it or not, we're creating new behaviors, routines, mindsets, and expectations around what we watch, read or play—which in turn presents new challenges and opportunities for creators and marketers.

 

 

"In other words, while the fundamentals of good storytelling remain the same, technology is changing how stories can be told. But what does that mean exactly?

 

 

"Since last year, Latitude, a strategic insights consultancy, has been conducting an ongoing Future of Storytelling initiative to understand what audiences want for the long haul. Below are eight predictions for the future of storytelling based on what we found. (More information about Latitude's multi-phase research project is available here.)

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

If your are involved with, or interested in, storytelling in any way, this article is essential reading...because it presents a clear picture of ways in which storytelling is very likely to change in the near future.


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Shadow Puppet – A Nice iPad App for Telling Stories

Shadow Puppet – A Nice iPad App for Telling Stories | Writing | Scoop.it
Shadow Puppet is a nice new iPad app for creating short audio slideshows. It is quite easy to use the app to create and share your stories.
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#Nanowrimo Conflict the Fuel of your Story

#Nanowrimo Conflict the Fuel of your Story | Writing | Scoop.it
Goodreads Book Giveaway In Two Weeks by Jen Talty Giveaway ends December 10, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Conflict is the fuel that keeps your story going. Conflict rev...
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Characters for an Epic Tale

Characters for an Epic Tale by Tom Gauld. A letterpress print, signed and numbered in an edition of 150 copies. Printed by Buenaventura Press, 2009. 24 x 32cm, printed in two colours on Hahnemühle mould-made Ingres paper.
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