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Writing Standards: Finding One’s Way With Words

Writing Standards: Finding One’s Way With Words | AdLit | Scoop.it
2007 Winner of the Bechtel Prize by Anna Sopko   Content standards were developed by the California State Board of Education to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining …
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ReadWriteThink Review for Teachers via Common Sense Media 

ReadWriteThink Review for Teachers via Common Sense Media  | AdLit | Scoop.it

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Three Ways to Spark Curiosity in Reading and Writing -  @DrJacieMaslyk

Three Ways to Spark Curiosity in Reading and Writing -  @DrJacieMaslyk | AdLit | Scoop.it
Last year our elementary school opened a makerspace. The colorful space is always full of active learners using new tools and materials to advance their learning. The room itself has sparked the interest of teachers and students to try new things and explore ideas that they are passionate about. Although science, technology, engineering, and math are logical connections in the makerspace, we are also working to integrate meaningful connections to literacy that spark curiosity and engage our learners.

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Simple ways to spark your creativity | TED Talks

Simple ways to spark your creativity | TED Talks | AdLit | Scoop.it
Easy, straightforward techniques to jumpstart innovative thinking and surface new, brilliant ideas.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 2:57 AM

Thanks to John Evans.

Steven Saura's curator insight, April 3, 12:48 PM

Creativity and innovation requires daily stimulation. 

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Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study

Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study | AdLit | Scoop.it
A new study indicates that student learn better from textbooks than from screens - but think the opposite is true.
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4 Things You Need to Know About Journaling

4 Things You Need to Know About Journaling | AdLit | Scoop.it
This guide is in partnership with the Paper and Packaging Board – How Life Unfolds campaign. . Journaling can help us process emotions + tap into the imaginative part of our brain. Paper and Packaging Board’s new campaign, Letters of Peace, encourages people to express themselves using paper. .

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Be one step closer to being a better Writer, with Hemingway App

Be one step closer to being a better Writer, with Hemingway App | AdLit | Scoop.it
What does every writer-in-the-making need? The right inspiration, the right plot, helpful tools, or the proper environment? Truthfully, all of these! But t

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The 5 Best Free Digital Magazine Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry

The 5 Best Free Digital Magazine Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry | AdLit | Scoop.it
Check The 5 Best Free Digital Magazine Creation Tools for Teachers and How To Use The 5 Best Free Digital Magazine Creation Tools for Teachers.

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From simple (Fodey Newspaper Clipping Generator) to more sophisticated (Joomag), these digital magazine creation tools will add an excited twist to writing a report/essay.
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How to Keep a Short Story Short

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Part of constraining a short story to its simplest form is to observe the convention of its length. Edgar Allen Poe said it should aim for a single effect on the reader and should be of a length th…

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, November 21, 2017 5:49 PM
Short story writers know not to meander. Some of us have a hard time refraining from doing that, some of us are made to write long form. So be it. The Long and short: writing is re-writing, is cutting words and adding meaning, whether the final piece is 500 or 350K words long. 
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4 Ways to Write a Killer Plot Twist

4 Ways to Write a Killer Plot Twist | AdLit | Scoop.it
In this excerpt from Story Trumps Structure, Steven James presents four practical ways to write plot twists in your fiction that readers will never see coming.

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The Case Against Adjectives – Electric Literature

Adjectives and adverbs can be used responsibly, but too much adornment can weigh your writing down

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Visual Storytelling: Portraits of Learning - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Visual Storytelling: Portraits of Learning - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | AdLit | Scoop.it

"While publishing student writing online fundamentally hooks students as writers, as teachers we can take advantage of available tools to make our jobs easier. Just as our students have new digital tools, so do we as their teachers.

"A visual narrative (also visual storytelling) is a story told primarily through the use of visual media. The story may be told using still photography, illustration, or video, and can be enhanced with graphics, music, and voice and other audio. (Source)

 

"While publishing student writing online fundamentally hooks students as writers, as teachers we can take advantage of available tools to make our jobs easier. Just as our students have new digital tools, so do we as their teachers.

 

"Here are some tips for creating short content:

Engage with image/videoOffer a call to actionBe quick, get to the pointDon’t compress, reduceInform, entertain or both"

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24 of the Best Writing Prompts for Middle School Students

24 of the Best Writing Prompts for Middle School Students | AdLit | Scoop.it
Looking for a dose of inspiration for your middle school writing workshop? Look no further than our list of best writing prompts for middle school students.

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Reading comprehension depends on content knowledge

Reading comprehension depends on content knowledge | AdLit | Scoop.it

In order for students to read a text effectively, they must be able to do two things: decode the individual words and comprehend the sentences and paragraphs. Too often, we focus on how students decode words (the ongoing phonics versus whole-language debate), but in that debate we neglect the importance of reading comprehension. A student may be able to ‘read’ every word on a page and yet not understand what the text actually means.


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Statistics About Struggling Readers and Reading Growth

Statistics About Struggling Readers and Reading Growth | AdLit | Scoop.it
Did you know these 10 surprising statistics about struggling readers and reading growth? They show how even a small increase in daily reading practice could make a huge difference for all students.
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8 Citation Generators for Academics and Student Researchers curated by educators' Technology

8 Citation Generators for Academics and Student Researchers curated by educators' Technology | AdLit | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, March 31, 11:22 AM
This webpage lists 8 different citation/reference sites that do anything from create citations for academic papers, check for plagiarism, and provide writing style resources.
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8 Citation Generators for Academics and Student Researchers
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What Can Schools Learn About Student Voice & Agency from March for Our Lives? – Etale – Education, Innovation, Experimentation

What Can Schools Learn About Student Voice & Agency from March for Our Lives? – Etale – Education, Innovation, Experimentation | AdLit | Scoop.it
There are ample articles and essays that focus upon the current movement against gun violence in the United States, especially in light of recent events. This is not one of them. It is not a report…

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Lanise Jacoby: Flash of the past: 6 Traits Resources

Lanise Jacoby: Flash of the past: 6 Traits Resources | AdLit | Scoop.it

Lanise Jacoby has a vintage page of great resources about six traits writing. Oldies and Goodies galore! 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 28, 2017 3:03 PM

Lanise Jacoby has a vintage page of great resources about six traits writing. Oldies and Goodies galore! 

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How your life story is central to your identity

How your life story is central to your identity | AdLit | Scoop.it
Who are you and what’s your life story? Answering one of these questions might tell you a lot about the other.
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Become A Story Genius | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Become A Story Genius | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | AdLit | Scoop.it
How I'm using Lisa Cron's book Story Genius to harness brain science when revising my novel to increase the tension.

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Creating Six-Word Memoirs - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Creating Six-Word Memoirs - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | AdLit | Scoop.it
Student creation of six-word memoirs can help form powerful connections to learning. Discover some technology resources to help them.

“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn” wrote Ernest Hemingway. This six word memoir‘s brevity hints at a deeper tale. In my fifth grade Writers’ Workshop, helping students focus on one aspect of their lives could be challenging. Memoirs can be powerful when reduced to their essence. Let’s take a look at some ways six-word memoirs might find a place in teaching, learning, and leading.

 

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Some very good ideas and resources here.


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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, November 21, 2017 9:17 AM
Six-word memoirs involve lots of  critical thinking
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Want To Be An Extraordinary Writer? Stop Doing Ordinary Things.

Want To Be An Extraordinary Writer? Stop Doing Ordinary Things. | AdLit | Scoop.it
If you want to be an extraordinary writer you need to do extraordinary things.
You can’t just keep on doing ordinary things and expect yourself to live a remarkable life just like that. If life were like that everybody would be living an amazing fulfilling life, and many of us are not.
Forget fear, forget escaping your comfort zone, forget the right skills and strategies and just do. Jump into the fray and start swinging. Write something, anything, and figure out the rest later.

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12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster :: TeachThought

12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster :: TeachThought | AdLit | Scoop.it

"Does grading a stack of papers feel like shoveling smoke for a weekend? Like the payoff does not equal your effort?

Over the years, I’ve learned strategies to reduce my essay grading time and mental hangover without sacrificing student accountability and the benefits of feedback.

Some of the following strategies will save you days of time every semester. But even if they only save you minutes, that extra time can be used to plan better lessons and remember what your family looks like.

All the recommended tips involve essays submitted on paper. I realize that this is the 21st century, but responding to paper is faster than negotiating digital essays in the cloud."


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Guidelines for Riveting Writing & Writers

Guidelines for Riveting Writing & Writers | AdLit | Scoop.it
Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks publishes new literary work that breaks from the confines of mainstream realism to surprise, delight, and challenge readers. We seek writing that crosses bo…

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, November 29, 2017 4:13 PM
I am riveted! Delivered to "Drunk and Pregnant in Paris" by Jane Hammons thanks to the ever generous Susan Tepper who posted a link on Facebook, I feel I've come home. As a reader, and possibly as a writer.
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Writing Flashbacks: How To Make Them Work In Fiction

Writing Flashbacks: How To Make Them Work In Fiction | AdLit | Scoop.it
Writing flashbacks badly can stunt the flow of your story, lose a reader’s interest, create confusion and ruin your book. Here's how to write them well.

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Penelope's curator insight, November 30, 2017 12:53 PM
If you write stories and use flashbacks to explain things, this article is a must read for you. The explanation and examples given are excellent, and will give you a clear picture of why and how flashbacks can be used correctly.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
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7 Great Ways to Encourage Your Grade-Schooler’s Writing

7 Great Ways to Encourage Your Grade-Schooler’s Writing | AdLit | Scoop.it
Does your child struggle with writing? From Journal Jars to scrapbooks, here are creative and fun ways to encourage her to write!

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