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8 Tips For Writing Dialogue

8 Tips For Writing Dialogue | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing dialogue can be tricky. I happen to enjoy it, and usually end up with dialogue-heavy first drafts. Here are a few thoughts about writing good dialogue: 1. Become an eavesdropper:  I lived f...
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How to Write Better: 7 Instant Fixes

How to Write Better: 7 Instant Fixes | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Do you wonder how to write better? In this post, you’ll learn how to write better by using seven instant fixes.
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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in myriad ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to middle and high school students.  These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:08 PM

The findings will encourage us to consider what the students write and how greater engagement in the writing process can be encouraged.

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Getting to Know Your Students Through Poetry

Getting to Know Your Students Through Poetry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I knew I wanted to get to know my students. I wanted to hear about their lives, look through their eyes, experience the sounds of their world, and survey their emotional landscapes.
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6 Ways to Make Sure Your Reader’s Brain Syncs with Your Protagonist’s Brain

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Reader’s Brain Syncs with Your Protagonist’s Brain | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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Who knew way back in 1966 that S. Bar-David (aka Shimon Wincelberg), the unsung Star Trek TV writer who came up with the Vulcan Mind Meld, was a visionary?
Because here’s the thing: it’s not fiction.
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How to Foster Creativity in Writing

How to Foster Creativity in Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Find out how blending learned skills with artistic thinking fosters creativity in writing. (Thanks for tweeting!
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Reading and Writing are Fattening: HATE DIALOGUE WITH GESTURITIS?

Reading and Writing are Fattening: HATE DIALOGUE WITH GESTURITIS? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
RT @chgriffinauthor: #WRITERS AVOID DIALOGUE WITH GESTURITIS. Here's how: http://t.co/jbKMpUC4wI via @MarlaAMadison
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12 Simple Writing Tips Everyone Should Know

12 Simple Writing Tips Everyone Should Know | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Do you always avoid alliteration? Do you know what prepositions end sentences with? These writing tips are must-see for everyone. Seriously.
The post 12 Simple Writing Tips Everyone Should Know appeared first on Edudemic.
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Reading These Creative Writing Tips Made Me Become a Better Writer - Business 2 Community

Reading These Creative Writing Tips Made Me Become a Better Writer - Business 2 Community | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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Ten Things I Teach About Writing

Ten Things I Teach About Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Ideas for helping students write effectively in established and emerging media (Here are some great tips on teaching writing (and these also would be great tips on how to become a better writer).
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Maria Tenorio's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:39 PM

Diez consejos básicos sobre la escritura de la frase, del párrafo y del "paper". Prácticos y concisos.

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Mother Lode of Creative Writing Prompts | 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules

Mother Lode of Creative Writing Prompts | 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

by Mimi

 

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  I spent the day yesterday procrastinating from unpacking, painting, and cleaning.  The good news?  I found some incredible sites for writing!  My kids in the past have always been more interested in my writing lessons that have been centered around images.  I decided to do a google search to find some interesting pictures that they could write from and I came across the mother lode!!!


"If you don't know about Luke Neff already, you MUST click here.  His writing prompts are A-mazing!  They are geared to the upper grades, but I can completely see some higher fourth graders or any fifth graders digging these prompts. For you younger grade teachers, I can see you getting some good ideas and adapting them to meet the needs of your kids.  I spent hours yesterday going through his archived prompts.  Again...A-mazing!  I will definitely be using some of them next year in my writing block!  If you are overwhelmed by the amount of writing prompts at my link above, here is a list of Luke's "most tried and true" writing prompts he uses.  If you have the time though, it's worth going through the others as well.  Of course, some of the prompts are way too difficult and/or not appropriate for the younger students, so use your best judgment! :) "


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:51 PM

Definitely NOT just for 5th grades.

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10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets

10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
by Ravi Bhatt, iAnnotate Software Developer Teachers can’t escape the growing trend of technology in the classroom.  It’s more than just hype.  More schools are buying tablets for use in the classroom, with Apple’s tablet...
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Teaching Through Turbulence: Student Engagement Through Choice Writing

Teaching Through Turbulence: Student Engagement Through Choice Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

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15 Literacy Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 Literacy Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write...
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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

"For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own blogs, and of course, write for school assignments.

 

This fluid use of writing for both personal and school work is being fueled by technology, and aPew Research report released today showed just how significant an effect technology has on how students write."


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CREATIVE WRITING REFLECTION: Why I Choose to Develop My Characters When A Block Hits, Rather Than Change Them

CREATIVE WRITING REFLECTION: Why I Choose to Develop My Characters When A Block Hits, Rather Than Change Them | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Yesterday I wrote about writer's block and two specific ways an author might want to solve that kind of problem with his or her draft.You can delve deeper into your characters' psyches, discovering...
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10 Tips for Writing Impactful Dialogue

10 Tips for Writing Impactful Dialogue | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Therese here. Today’s guest is author Catherine McKenzie. Catherine’s latest novel, Forgotten, releases on October 16th in the U.S. I love the premise of this book. Check it: Emma Tupper, a young l...
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Writing and Teaching: WRITE BESIDE THEM and Middle School ...

Writing and Teaching: WRITE BESIDE THEM and Middle School ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
WRITE BESIDE THEM and Middle School Writing. I started reading this book a year or two ago (I can't honestly remember) when several teachers recommended it to me - several of whom were fellow participants in the ...
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3 Keys to Writing Success and Overcoming Procrastination

3 Keys to Writing Success and Overcoming Procrastination | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a successful writer?  As I have reflected on my own journey, I am going to share with you 3 keys to writing success.   I would love to hear your keys to success as well in t...
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Writing Can Save 21st Century Learning From Itself

Writing Can Save 21st Century Learning From Itself | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing Can Save 21st Century Learning From Itself Among the biggest changes the Common Core Standards require is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than only “writing teachers,” teach reading and writing,...
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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
eBooks should’ve been a game-changing technology. The idea was simple enough: no longer did you need to travel to the library to wade through rows and stacks and floors and buildings and card catalogs only...
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Teaching Tuesday: Teaching Composition with Poetry… | MLA ...

Teaching Tuesday: Teaching Composition with Poetry… | MLA ... | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Teaching Tuesday: Teaching Composition with Poetry. Teaching poetry in writing classes can help students find their own authorial voice and encourage creative critical analysis. Teaching Poetry in Literature-Based Writing ...
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The Thinking Specialist: The Musings of a Heterological Teacher: Teaching Writing Fiction: What is a Story?

What is a #story? #teaching Fiction to #kids: http://t.co/aX8a10MXVg #edchat #storytelling #fiction #writing
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