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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing. Summary: Few sources available today offer writing teachers such succinct, practice-based help—which is one reason why 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing was the winner of the Association of Education Publishers 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Materials.
The National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced Writing Project teachers. Since NWP does not promote a single approach to teaching writing, readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques. These ideas originated as full-length articles in NWP publications (a link to the full article accompanies each idea below). Table of Contents: 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing 1. Debbie Rotkow, a co-director of the Coastal Georgia Writing Project, makes use of the real-life circumstances of her first grade students to help them compose writing that, in Frank Smith's words, is "natural and purposeful. " Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.
Though the connection between reading and writing seems to be a "given," reading was not always a dominant force in writing classrooms.
In the nineteenth century, students did not typically write analyses of what they read, but instead wrote themes on prescribed topics, such as Vanity, Democracy, Ethics, and so on. Reading and writing became curricularly linked at the turn of the century, when Harvard and other universities decided that reading literature was essential to learning to write.
The reasons for this curricular link are the same today as they were one hundred years ago. Five Ideas for Connecting Reading and Writing in the ESL Classroom. By Sylvia G.
Ramirez There has been a great deal of research around the value of integrating reading and writing skills. In the 2010 Writing to Read report by Graham and Hebert they state, “We believe that reading and writing instruction will be even more effective when they are designed to work together to achieve common goals and reinforce the reciprocal acquisition of central literacy knowledge, skills, and strategies.
Morning Messages, Phonics and Sight Words. 25 Activities for Reading and Writing Fun. These activities have been developed by national reading experts for you to use with children, ages birth to Grade 6.
The activities are meant to be used in addition to reading with children every day. In using these activities, your main goal will be to develop great enthusiasm in the reader for reading and writing. You are the child's cheerleader. It is less important for the reader to get every word exactly right. It is more important for the child to learn to love reading itself. Activities for birth to preschool: The early years Activity 1: Books and babies Babies love to listen to the human voice. What you'll need: Some books written especially for babies (books made of cardboard or cloth with flaps to lift and holes to peek through). BoomWriter - Schools. BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities: Grade 3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. “When I woke up on Saturday morning, I had no idea I was in for the craziest day of my entire life…”). Grade 5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Digital Storytelling Activities - Richard Byrne. Video-base Activities -Beginner Activity: 1.
Register for Animoto.com (select education version to gain access to advanced features for free) 2. Select a video theme from Animoto. 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing. 9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work. Written by Mark Brumley.