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Five Brilliant Ideas for Teaching Poetry | Educ...

Five Brilliant Ideas for Teaching Poetry | Educ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Poetry can be one of the trickiest areas of the curriculum to teach well. How can pupils come to understand a poem without being spoon-fed? How can they engage in personal response when the languag...
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24 Entertaining Short Stories For Middle School

24 Entertaining Short Stories For Middle School | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
24 Entertaining Short Stories For Middle School Reading in middle school is tricky, and it’s not simply a matter of decoding and fluency. Middle school students are an interesting bunch, with rapid brain development, emerging identities,...
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TED: Sarah Jones: What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers - Sarah Jones (2014)

TED: Sarah Jones: What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers - Sarah Jones (2014) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Sarah Jones changes personas with the simplest of wardrobe swaps.
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Refreshing methods of introducing poetry to students - Innovate My School

Refreshing methods of introducing poetry to students - Innovate My School | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Great poetry can be the kind of art that stays with you forever, be it Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney or Daffodils by William Wordsworth. However, given the old-school nature of poetry means that a lot of students will need a great introduction from a teacher. James Harlan discusses some cool ideas for getting students into the artform.
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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

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"The National Writing Project (NWP) does a spot-on job of bringing together a raft of resources for those teaching writing at all levels of interest and instruction. These thirty ideas are a great way to get started, and include tips that originated as full-length articles in various NWP publications. As suggested on its site, "readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques." The complete list of ideas is offered here, along with links to the aforementioned articles which often include suggestions about classroom implementation. First-time visitors should take a look at tips like "Use the shared events of students’ lives to inspire writing" and "Pair students with adult reading/writing buddies."


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Writing is crucial for self expression, thinking and connecting. The more tips writing teachers can get the better. There are many here.

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my 28 most tried and true writing prompts

my 28 most tried and true writing prompts | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
my 28 most tried and true writing prompts (These are great - 28 ways to spark creative writing http://t.co/mwTOrYoYsc (via @russeltarr ))
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Some of the best writing prompts I have ever come across!

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Watch Kurt Vonnegut demystify story structure with a fairy tale and a piece of chalk

Watch Kurt Vonnegut demystify story structure with a fairy tale and a piece of chalk | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, in a Storyboard piece on John McPhee's gorgeously built Encounters with the Archdruid, the acclaimed author Adam Hochschild wrote about

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Understanding The Causes Of And Cure For Writer’s Block

Understanding The Causes Of And Cure For Writer’s Block | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Understanding the causes of and cure for writer’s block can help you complete your writing chores on time all the time. You know that sickening […]
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13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing

13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
As an Edudemic reader, you are well versed in the importance of technology in education. But are you aware of the specific role it can play in writing? Take a look at the findings of a recent study.
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42 Idiom Examples And Explanations

42 Idiom Examples And Explanations | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
42 Idiom Examples And Explanations Oxford Dictionaries offers the definition of an idiom as “a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g.,rain cats...
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Reading a Novel Boosts Brain Connectivity

Reading a Novel Boosts Brain Connectivity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Stories leave their mark on the mind both psychologically and neurologically.
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5 Things Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters

5 Things Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Bookworms and movie buffs have long been considered two different breeds of people. There are those who will always claim that “the book was better,” and then there are people who see a movie in every book that they read.

 

Oh, and don’t get some people started on modern renderings of classic novels.

 

But the truth is, the core of any movie is the writing. If there’s a character you love, you can thank the writer for him or her. Did a particular bit of dialogue blow your mind? Boom. Writer. Even the tension you feel when watching a suspenseful movie can, in part, be credited to the writer.

 


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14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed

14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Where have you been all my life, the Interrobang‽ Less so, the Asterism, despite the awesome name. How many of these did you know already? Be honest.
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I sometimes got confused on the names of the more obscure  punctuation marks, hope this helps if you are the same!

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Providing Feedback on Student Writing and Video

Providing Feedback on Student Writing and Video | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Providing timely and effective feedback on student work is a critical component to any classroom.
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Teaching Kids to Write: The Author's Purpose and Writing to Communicate

Teaching Kids to Write: The Author's Purpose and Writing to Communicate | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Rhonda McDonald on teaching writing.
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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often...
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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You’re Creative

A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You’re Creative | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative
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6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously)

6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously) | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing’s easy; editing’s hard.  Getting lost in the fun and the discovery of putting down words can make up for the times when the words don’t come easily. But it’s during the editing process that you’re forced to look at the flaws in your creation.
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6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry

6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Throw Out That Poetry Unit - Corestand

Throw Out That Poetry Unit - Corestand | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Let’s not keep that sacred poetry unit separate from the novels, essays, and stories that we read only to be brought out at the end of the year.
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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.
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Skills Practice | Creating ‘Character Recipes’

Skills Practice | Creating ‘Character Recipes’ | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What "ingredients" might go into Lady Macbeth Soup? A pinch of paranoia and a pint of blood? In this writing prompt, students use recipes from The New York Times as templates for writing about characters in novels.
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10 Ways To Promote Your Classroom Library

10 Ways To Promote Your Classroom Library | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
You have a classroom library. Your library is chock full of useful resources and information that's just waiting to be absorbed by your eager students. Here's a fabulously simple way to start getting the word out about your treasure trove.
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Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint

Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The flashpoint of a story is its first turning point and has the function of bringing chaos where there was order.
It is the point of no return, the trigger that gives rise to conflict and action.

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3 Writing Tips You Can Steal From Animators

3 Writing Tips You Can Steal From Animators | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

A book about writing helped me become a better animator; what did that mean? Maybe that creative minds of different art forms have more in common than we usually tend to think. Maybe it means we should all get used to looking beyond the boundaries of our own medium.


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