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301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
For our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest, in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 301 writing prompts that may help — an update to last year’s popular list of 200.
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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it

Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.


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Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:51 PM

This is amazing quick and easy to use.

cioccas's curator insight, July 8, 2014 5:19 PM

a few people have recommended this as a lovely app for digital storytelling

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:52 PM

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This looks like a really useful and powerful free app to get students creating digital narrative.

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Amundsen, Race to the South Pole - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Amundsen, Race to the South Pole - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
The Man Who Took the Prize: A century ago Scott lost and Amundsen won--partly because he knew when to turn back.
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Scott Polar Research Institute » Picture Library catalogue » British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13

Scott Polar Research Institute » Picture Library catalogue » British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
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GONE Series by Michael Grant

GONE Series by Michael Grant | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Gone series author Michael Grant follows up his best-selling series set with Plague, the fourth book set in the Fayz.

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GONE Series by Michael Grant

GONE Series by Michael Grant | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it

Gone series author Michael Grant follows up his best-selling series set with Fear, the fifth book set in the Fayz. In this clip, he answers questions about the series


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LIES book three of the GONE series by Michael Grant

LIES is the third book in the GONE series by Michael Grant. This is the darkest book in the series. Madness, hatred and despair light a fire that may consume everyone in The FAYZ.


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How Alliteration Enhances Poetry, Prose, And Memory

How Alliteration Enhances Poetry, Prose, And Memory | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
But does it detract or distract from other poetic devices and effects? Is being memorable the beat-all, end-all of a poem’s intent? Not that this should be an either/or question. Sent via Jil...

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iUniverse Writer's Tips | The Mechanics of Poetry - Part I

iUniverse Writer's Tips | The Mechanics of Poetry - Part I | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
iUniverse presents literary devices used in poetry and a list of poetic terms as well as their definitions and examples.

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Persuasive Letter Writing Guide - SpeakingTree (blog)

Persuasive Letter Writing Guide - SpeakingTree (blog) | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Persuasive Letter Writing Guide
SpeakingTree (blog)
The main things to think about in writing a persuasive letter are presentation and content. A successful letter's content will include persuasive arguments, clear language and a polite tone.
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Persuasive Writing Tips

Persuasive Writing Tips | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Persuasive writing is a form of writing that is typically used in essays, advertising copywriting, sales letters, and newspaper editorials.

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The Art of Persuasive Writing: A Few Pointers

Pip is writing a presuasive text for a school assignment; she wants to convince the school principal to make the canteen food healthier. In this chapter Pip ...
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172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online

172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
This article contains scores of links to free online comics and graphic novels.

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:27 PM

Lots of free comics and graphic novels online. 

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More free teaching resources! 

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.
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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it

PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids including PowerPoint slides, Webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, Web browser content, Desktop recording .


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Resources!

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Thank you Jan for the recent rescoops. I really like what I see on your site. Good luck!
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Doomed Expedition To The Pole, 1912

Doomed Expedition To The Pole, 1912 | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
The journal of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Scott describes the final days of his failed expedition
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Race For The Pole - The Story of Scott and Amundsen's South Pole expeditions of 1910 - as told by the men themselves

Race For The Pole - The Story of Scott and Amundsen's South Pole expeditions of 1910 - as told by the men themselves | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Capt Robert F. Scott's British Antarctic Expedition 1910 (Terra Nova Expedition) and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition - the Race For The Pole - Day by day blog posts from the diaries of the expeditions' members - as it happened 100 years ago.
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Gone Book Trailer

Gone By Michael Grant on Sale 6.24 In a flash, your life can change forever...Something bizarre has happened in the town of San Perdido. In a flash, everyone...

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Michael Grant at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Michael Grant at the Edinburgh International Book Festival | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Site member Patrick reviews a no-holds-barred Edinburgh event from the author of the Gone and BZRK series, Michael Grant

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Gone series a thrilling success - The West Australian

Gone series a thrilling success - The West Australian | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it

"Michael Grant's Gone series has swept the Young Adult world with its dystopian, post-apocalyptic themes and colliding needs of characters barely equipped to deal with the world..."


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Poetic Techniques & Devices IWB Flash Quiz - Resources - TES

Poetic Techniques & Devices IWB Flash Quiz - Resources - TES | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Click 'Play' to launch the quiz.Stop the Clock. IWB flash quiz for use on the whiteboard and / or in computer suite. Poetic techniques and devices. Has a useful ‘no timer’ option for teacher-led presentation and three levels of difficulty.
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POETIC DEVICES & LITERARY TERMS USE IN POETRY ANALYSIS - MR. MURRAY'S LITERATURE PAGE

STUDY THE FOLLOWING POETIC DEVICES. LEARN THE DEFINITIONS AND CLICK ON THE TERMS TO SEE EXAMPLES AND GET A MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION. WHEN FINISHED, TRY ONE OF THE QUIZZES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

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Graphic novels in the classroom

Graphic novels in the classroom | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Resources to support teaching with graphic novels...

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Biography.com

Biography.com | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Read biographies, play games, watch interviews and video clips at Biography.com. Check out our Born On This Day, Deathiversary, and Black History sections.
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graphic novels

graphic novels | Year 7 and 8 English | Scoop.it
Graphic novel resources for teachers and teacher librarians.

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