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Using Comics as a Writing Tool

February 21, 2016
Using Comics as a Writing Tool

Writing Comics Do your students read comics? This would be a great transition for writing their comics.Have any students that don’t like to write but have very active imaginations?  Getting my students different ways to express themselves, allows them access to various forms of writing is important. Using comics could  just open them up...
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Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

February 21, 2016
Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

Plotagon https://plotagon.com/ Looking for a new way to reinforce the concept of settings? How about dialogue? Quotation marks? Here is a simple, fun tool to use that your students will love! Some of my students struggle with the concept of setting. With this tool, they pick a setting from a backdrop of many: hospital,...
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Cynthia is Published on Kindle!

April 11, 2015
Cynthia is Published on Kindle!

Cynthia Weber has published a story for children. While reading Rumpelstiltskin to my son, many years ago, we started talking about her choice of giving up her child.  I knew I couldn’t ever give my son up so I set out to change the story for him.  There are many adaptions of the Cinderella...
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Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

March 23, 2014
Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

Beginning writing I had the opportunity to attend a workshop put on by Lori Jamison Rog. She was a wonderful presenter and really provided many ideas that I could apply the next day! My students have loved the clear ideas and characters she developed.  Their writing has definitely bloomed!  They have gone from writing...
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Santa Claus in Operation Ho Ho Ho

December 16, 2013
Santa Claus in Operation Ho Ho Ho

                  Santa Claus I called it a Santa Makeover but my clever students renamed it to: Operation HO HO HO!  I thought it was very funny and appropriate!  The assignment came in the form of a letter from SC.  Who is SC?  Santa Claus of course! ...
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Haiku

March 13, 2013
Haiku

Online Haiku Tools I was looking for some examples of  writing poetry in the form of a Haiku to show my students and came across this treasure trove!  Educational Freeware has a links and resources with the latest in resources for teachers!  What a find! Here are 3 activities that I am definitely using...
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Creating Powerful Powerpoint Slides

December 27, 2012
Creating Powerful Powerpoint Slides

PowerPoint Presentations What makes a PowerPoint or Keynote slide presentation amazing?  It seemed, to most of my students, that the transitions and putting as much information as possible.  In working with some middle school students I learned that they really didn’t understand the point of using a slide show for a presentation. Based on...
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What would you do with an extra day on Leap Day?

February 24, 2012
What would you do with an extra day on Leap Day?

Leap Day The skies the limit – you have a whole day added to your year.  A whole extra day this year! What would you do with your extra day?  Great to think about. Download this fun journal paper. Who doesn’t love Kermit? Save Tweet
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Literature Circles

January 1, 2012
Literature Circles

  Literature Circles Literature Circles are great and there are a lot of ways to do them.  I was assigning my students different “jobs” but I felt like some of the students were missing out of the vocabulary building and summarizing work that they needed more practice at, so I came up with this...
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Reporting on “Chasing Vermeer”

November 2, 2011
Reporting on “Chasing Vermeer”

While reading “Chasing Vermeer” I found some Vermeer websites to show my students so of his art work.  Then they did this activity of being a reporter for the Hype Park Times.  They could select through paintings by artists, what kind of article (mystery, art fans from outer space, time travel, inventions and honors...
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