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Writing Outside the Box

Writing is always fun…especially when you “write outside the box” as suggested by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, author of the children’s book “Dinosaurs Living in my Hair.”  Jayne has great fun living with her vivid imagination…share this video with your students.  

Creating an Autobiography

There are so many brilliant teachers who are committed to sharing their great ideas that motivate students to write. This idea from Lisa Storm Fink also offers a full step-by-step lesson plan. So, let your students know it’s time to write about their favorite subject – themselves!!

Start Writing your Animal Stories by Thinking Like your Pet

Pets make great subjects for stories. Especially your pet, who is the best pet in the world. But…where and how do we start a story? First, you need an idea…and maybe you should take a moment and follow your pet around the house or take him for a walk. What is he thinking about? Does …

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Talk for Thought

Talking propels reading and writing development. “It is through talk that children learn to follow and tell stories, understand logical sequences, recognize causes, anticipate consequences, explore options and consider motives… It is through talk that our children learn that their observations, hunches, and insights are interesting and worth developing. It is through talk that our …

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Teaching Media Literacy – Studying Junk Mail

By investigating junk mail, students learn to think about and question texts in ways that develop their analytical capacities and critical reading practices. Students work in small groups to investigate and sort junk mail into categories of their choice using a Venn diagram. They discuss the purpose of junk mail and compose a class definition. …

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10 Proofreading Tips

10 Tips for Proofreading Effectively By Richard Norquist There’s no foolproof formula for perfect proofreading every time. But these 10 tips should help you see (or hear) your errors before anybody else does. Give it a rest. If time allows, set your text aside for a few hours (or days) after you’ve finished composing, and …

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