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School Pen Pals and Key Pals. Play around with the map below to find penpals, or submit your own!

School Pen Pals and Key Pals

You can DRAG the map by click-drag, you can also zoom in real close. Have fun! <b>JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use Google Maps. </b> However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To view Google Maps, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, and then try again. Map Data Imagery ©2015 NASA, TerraMetrics Map DataImagery ©2015 NASA, TerraMetrics Map Please choose a grade to see available pen pal locations! 24 Best Poems to Teach in Middle and High School. It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them, ahem, yawning.

24 Best Poems to Teach in Middle and High School

So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorites—the punch-in-the-gut poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here's what they had to say. 1. Snow by David Berman Captures a narrative in miniature with a creative structure. Writing Exercises and Prompts. Using Weekly Letter Writing In the Classroom. How it works. Maya & Miguel . Games . Miguel's Sketchpad (English) FREE SPELL & WRITE SENTENCES. Story Maps. Lightning Bug. Adventures in Guided Journaling: Printable journal pages for kids. Hello and welcome!

Adventures in Guided Journaling: Printable journal pages for kids

Here you'll find a selection of my free, printable, guided journal pages for kids. Just like my original guided journal pages these pages combine fill-in-the-blank journal prompts with unconventional to-do lists, game-show-inspired lightning rounds and oodles of hand-drawn doodles. There are also some key differences: I've made the lines a little thicker and the outer border wider for colouring,I've added a place for the child's name beside the date, I've reduced the number of prompts per page to make it easier to complete a page in one or a few sittings,I've simplified the prompts slightly to make them more suitable for younger journal keepers.In terms of age range, I'm thinking grades three to six. Adventures in Guided Journaling: Springtime doodles - part 3: A new inspirati...

As soon as those springtimedoodles arranged themselves into a page border, I thought it might be fun to add them to an inspiration page.

Adventures in Guided Journaling: Springtime doodles - part 3: A new inspirati...

This one is all about joy. The good stuff, big and small. The stuff that delights you in the moment and the stuff that nourishes you over a lifetime. The thing I like best about lists is that the more I write, the more things pop to mind. You can write it up all at once or add an entry here and there, as the mood strikes. A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

1- ZimmerTwins It is all about creative storytelling.

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

ZimmerTwins is a web2.0 tool that allows students to give vent to their imaginative powers and exercise their storytelling skills from early stages to advances ones. 2- Digital Story Telling in The Classroom This section provides resources and materials for teachers to use with their students in storytelling. It helps students personalize their learning and perform better. Rhyme Desk - Rhyming Dictionary. 49 Story Starters & Writing Ideas for Elementary Kids. Story Starters & Writing Ideas for Elementary Kids – Oh the many joys of journaling!

49 Story Starters & Writing Ideas for Elementary Kids

I love to write about journaling tips, creative journaling and journal writing techniques. But I am most often asked for a listing of journaling topics and prompts. Writing in a journal is one of my very favorite activities, and I hope it is one of your student’s favorite activities, too. Elementary Writing Prompts.

One for every week of the year!

Elementary Writing Prompts

This fun list of elementary writing prompts is designed just for kids. Your students are already curious and wanting to be silly. Capitalize on their natural exuberance with this fun list of journal writing ideas. By developing good writing skills early, you are providing a chance for kids to express themselves in writing, without the pressure of writing the "right" thing. This is a list of 52 fun writing prompts for elementary students, one for every week of the year, including the summer! Use these prompts in whatever way you choose: pick and choose the ones that fit your learning goals, or use them all. Also, remember that prompts can be modified. 50 Creative Writing Topics for kids. Updated 9/15 Materials: Paper, pens/pencils, markers/crayons.

50 Creative Writing Topics for kids

Writing Worksheets & Printables. StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books. Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids. Abctools: Create Your Own Worksheets, Word Searches, Crossword Puzzles. Kids Literacy at Super Brainy Beans. Literacy explained for Pre-school, Foundation Stage, KS1 to KS2.

Kids Literacy at Super Brainy Beans

Helping children with homework with links to free online games, worksheets, printouts and websites. Dictations are fun! No, I haven’t gone insane.

Dictations are fun!

I really think they are. On top, dictations are also powerful EFL teaching tools if used judiciously. Yes, I know. The very sound of the word DICTATION can immediately make some go red with embarrassment. Kid Reporters. Woodlands Literacy Zone - Interactive English Games - My StoryMaker : Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Writing. Read & write. Handwriting Worksheets & Printables - Cursive and Manuscript - Three Ruled Practice page 1. S Writing Files. Welcome to the Writing folder of Laura Candler's online file cabinet! On this page you'll find a variety of writing prompts and other files related to writing instruction. Most of these activities are free and don't include complete directions; if you are interested in writing lessons that include complete directions and printables, please visit my Mini Pack page.

If you're looking for poetry writing activities, visit the Poetry Page for books, lesson ideas and free printables! These freebies are PDF files, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat to download them. If you are experiencing difficulties, visit the Adobe help page. Search Results. Get More From Pinterest. Places Add a map to your Pinterest board, and when someone clicks it they will be taken to the location in Google Maps.

What a great way to show people where you are or where an event is taking place. This is an example of a HTML caption with a link. Stickies Leave a note on your board, maybe to summarize the board itself or just as a message to your followers. WRITING CENTER. Recension av Bookabi - Skapa din egen illustrerade bok. Användningsområden Bookabi är en app som låter dig skapa illustrerade berättelser med hjälp av tillhörande bakgrunder, bilder och karaktärer. Man kan också använda egna bilder som bakgrunder eller bilder, samt skapa egna figurer. Appen är gratis, men det går att köpa till olika ”packs” för att få ytterligare bakgrunder, bilder och figurer.

Möjligheten att spela in ljud finns också, vilket kan vara en bra funktion om man har elever som ogärna framför sina arbeten inför klassen. Storybird - Artful storytelling. StoryJumper: publish your own children's book. Lektionsförslag – Ta en mening och gör den större. Detta är en mycket rolig skrivuppgift.

Jag har gjort den i alla ämnen och den sätter igång elevernas skrivande. Man tar en kort liten mening ur vilken bok som helst, den meningen ska och får eleverna välja själva. Det enda kriteriet är att den ska vara kort.