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This is a collection of sites for Grades R-7 teachers that could aid reading and writing in a technology-integrated classroom
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Fantasy Story Starters: Writing Prompts for Kids | Scholastic.com

Scholastic's Fantasy Story Starters kids' writing activity generates fantasy and fairy tale writing prompts for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
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3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
What is ‘writing’? If you look it up in the Free Dictionary, you find this definition: The act or process of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood This…
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FREE read alouds

FREE read alouds | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Listening Lessons, Morning Messages, Fluency Lessons, and more ideas for primary teachers.
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Spring Magnetic Poetry

Spring Magnetic Poetry | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Looking for a fun, yet useful spring-time activity to utilize in your classroom? Then all you gotta do is snag a copy of my Spring Magnetic Poetry activity! Yep, a brand-new Google Slides activity …
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A Complete Guide to Evernote

A Complete Guide to Evernote | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
If you've never heard me talk about Evernote, we probably haven't talked much. Evernote is my all time favorite tool for every aspect of my life. I use it for my personal life, this blog, my job, my freelance clients and everything in between. The problem with Evernote is that it can do SO much, it's very easy to get overwhelmed when starting out. My goal is to help you understand Evernote so that you'll use it and love it.

I've been using Evernote for close to 3 years now. It's one of the few programs I always have open on my computer. It's also the app I use most on my phone. I used to be a huge fan of notebooks (I still am), Evernote just lets me save those notes, search them and tag them. If you're a student, business owner, blogger, mom or planning any kind of event, Evernote will be useful to you.

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#FridayToolShare and a guide to it!
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Creating Your Book Using the Most Popular eBook Formats | Edudemic

Creating Your Book Using the Most Popular eBook Formats | Edudemic | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
let’s look at some of the main tools available that will help you create the kind of book you need.
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Literacy Teaching Ideas - Fiction Writing

Literacy Teaching Ideas - Fiction Writing | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Find free fiction writing teaching ideas, activities and resources for your primary and secondary classroom.
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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Project Gutenberg offers 40,000 free ebooks to download.
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Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. They carry high quality ebooks: All their ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. The project digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

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Story planning game | Character and setting

Story planning game | Character and setting | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
"Where in the World?" is an oral story planning game that builds confidence as it teaches kids how to plan characters and setting in a fun way.
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Teaching Kids to Write Poems: Music | Learnist

Teaching Kids to Write Poems: Music | Learnist | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Teaching Kids to Write Poems: Music
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What Really Gets Kids Reading? | Edudemic

What Really Gets Kids Reading? | Edudemic | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
the classroom offers a great place to overcome barriers to reading.
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Ana Maria Gallego Ospina's curator insight, March 26, 2017 1:19 PM
Nowadays, get kids to read a book is harder. For this, what we really need to ask ourselves is what is what kids want to read and what gets them to do it.  There are kids mostly at elementary school that still read for fun, but this changes when they get to high school. One of the main reasons kids do not read is because they do not know what to read, what they like. Also, they do not have the access to books or they feel ashamed of the books they seem to like. One strategy for overcoming this, is to provide students time for reading what they like, not to impose them to read something, it would be even harder and boring. Another way, is to provide online libraries with different sections in which students can explore and find something to read, they even can select different books at the same time. 
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Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos

Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos
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StoryTop Story Maker -- The digital storytelling tool

StoryTop Story Maker -- The digital storytelling tool | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Make cartoon-like stories and share them with friends or classmates. Free, mobile-friendly story book tool that doesn't require a login.
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Fun Videos from BoomWriter That You’ll Relate to

Fun Videos from BoomWriter That You’ll Relate to | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
One of my new favorite online writing tools is BoomWriter. It is a free group writing website for teachers where their students can develop and enhance their writing, reading, vocabulary, and peer …
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20+ ideas and resources for learning with poetry

20+ ideas and resources for learning with poetry | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it

"April is National Poetry month. Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic. You can introduce a topic with a poem or have your students write poems where they explore various topics ..."

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WeAreTeachers: Kids Hate Reading? Then Introduce Them to Read-Dating

WeAreTeachers: Kids Hate Reading? Then Introduce Them to Read-Dating | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Kids Hate Reading? Then Introduce Them to Read-Dating
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Kids tend to express dislike regarding reading, but this is due to the manner in which they had faced it. The strategy of reading dating can be really helpful if it is developed in a proper manner that allow to take advantages of the different aspects that it has. It is meaningful to let kid know that they need to try different books in order to know what they like and what not, students need to be encouraged to look for the good stuff that each book has instead of just give up after reading two or three pages, they may find something that can be interesting if they look at them carefully and patiently.  For the teacher, is important to be aware of the likes and dislikes that their students have in order to bring different books with different thematic that will complement each student preference. One of the most significant aspects of reading dating is to check in when students read in order to know if they like or if they are progressing or struggling with something. The aim of this strategy is that students enjoy the time they spend reading.
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Magnetic Poetry With Google Slides

Magnetic Poetry With Google Slides | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
The other day I mentioned @shakeuplearning’s awesome Halloween Magnetic Poetry created in Google Drawings.  After reading about it, I was inspired to create my own.  After getting some progra…
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WeAreTeachers: 28 Reading Incentives That Really Work

WeAreTeachers: 28 Reading Incentives That Really Work | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Keep your students motivated to hit their weekly and monthly reading goals by offering a little motivation or reward.
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50+Ways - home

50+Ways - home | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
50+ Web Ways to Tell a Story
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This is a lovely website - full of tools and ideas for digital storytelling 

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6 Ways Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading - Brilliant or Insane

6 Ways Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading - Brilliant or Insane | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
teach kids to love books–the greatest gift an educator can give to a child.
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Ana Maria Gallego Ospina's curator insight, March 18, 2017 1:44 PM
When students and teachers encounter with reading, there are two very different ways to react  to and interact with it. Sometimes, the way in which facilitators expose learners, cause that learners do not find interest in doing it or worse in reading. There are six ways of "deasling" with reading that facilitators must avoid at all cost. It is important to evade to implement the books or novels that students already read or are familiar with; do not tell students that they should only read until an specific part, instead tell them to read until they feel they can or want; do not tell tehm what they can and cannot read, if they want to read graphic novels, fanfics tell them to go ahead, to enjoy the reading process; something that teacher should do is to read daily in class, leaners need to be expose to reading all the time there is not a better teacher than a book; assigning worksheets or reports about an specific book can destroy students motivation, they should instead talk with their peers about the insight the book has led them, about their opinions, not filling some information that may not be that relevant. Finally, not celebrating the joy of reading is a huge mistake, reading is the most important part of learning and it is very meaningful in learning process, and it should be treat with the importance it deserves.
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Mrs. Hiner's Headlines: "Digging Deeper" with our Writing

Mrs. Hiner's Headlines: "Digging Deeper" with our Writing | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
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Best Reading Strategies for the SAT | Learnist

Best Reading Strategies for the SAT | Learnist | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
Best Reading Strategies for the SAT
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Free Technology for Teachers: iStoryBooks Now Offers Premium Books for Free to Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: iStoryBooks Now Offers Premium Books for Free to Teachers | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
iStoryBooks is a good service that for the last few years has offered classic children's books for free through their iPad and Android apps.
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WeAreTeachers: Nonfiction Shouldn't Be Boring! 8 Ways to Boost the Joy

WeAreTeachers: Nonfiction Shouldn't Be Boring! 8 Ways to Boost the Joy | Reading and Writing in primary school | Scoop.it
eight ways to grow students' love of nonfiction reading in independent and shared reading.
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