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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core A group of high school students stares intently at the famous crop-duster sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. Cary Grant is standing alone at the side of a deserted highway. As film buffs know, Grant isn't alone for long; a mysterious crop-duster plane soon appears out of nowhere and begins dive-bombing him, chasing him down the road until he is forced to take cover in a cornfield. This activity is just one of many that I've seen over the last 15 years as I've observed teachers around the world experimenting with a variety of new (and old) media in their classrooms.1 More recently, I've also witnessed the serious work going on in the United States to implement the Common Core State Standards by 2013–14. It makes sense that an emphasis on new ways of reading and writing fits easily within the Common Core umbrella. And it's more than just an employment issue; it's also a quality-of-life issue. Give Students Practice Reading Screen-Based Texts Not Gadgets, but Teaching

Comic Master Write Comics ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! 49 Story Starters & Writing Ideas for Elementary Kids Story Starters & Writing Ideas for Elementary Kids – Oh the many joys of journaling! 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 and Journal Prompts and Story Starters for Kids So, without further ado… here’s an amazing list of elementary writing prompts and writing starters for your students! Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you wanted to? I am always looking to expand my listing of journaling prompts and would love to hear your ideas. May your student’s journaling adventure be filled with joy, fun and creativity. Happy journaling….

50 Creative Writing Topics for kids Updated 9/15 Materials: Paper, pens/pencils, markers/crayons Creative writing is a great way for children to express themselves. Creative writing is not just for older children. Topics 1. 2. 3.What do I want to be when I grow up and why? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Updated: 51.Think about something you are not allowed to do but wish you could. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. Storytelling Prompts for Kids - Tell Me A Story Time for the Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids. The theme for November is Fairy Tales, Fables and Fractured Fairy Tales. My daughters have actually been reading quite a few fairy tale chapter books lately. There is something about fairy tales and fables that is always appealing to children. My youngest daughter came across the book “Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer” by JT Petty and illustrated by Will Davis. Storytelling plays an important part in the book, Clemency’s family likes to sit around telling stories. When Clemency is attacked by an evil fairy, she remembers the tale of Peter Pan, as her father had told her one evening. Tell Me A Story – Storytelling Prompts for Kids First, print off the storytelling prompts. tell me a story – storytelling prompt.doc Next, cut out the prompts, fold them and place them inside a jar or bag. Finally, find some time to sit down with your family and have each person pull a prompt from the jar. what did you see? We would love for you to participate too.

Picture Perfect Narrative Writing Our new reading series at school uses a lot of photo cards. We use them to introduce our new vocabulary words and to retell our stories. The students absolutely love looking at real pictures. After learning about a fabulous site where you can purchase photographs to use, I knew that I wanted to come up with a writing unit where students could tell and write about real pictures. This past week, we wrote about one of our pictures from the packet. We had a discussion about the picture and the students brainstormed what they think may be happening. Next, we began filling in our graphic organizer to tell about our story. The next day, we looked at our story again and began our writing. When the students were finished with their writing, they used an editing checklist to edit their own papers, then switched with a classmate to edit each others papers. They really enjoyed writing to a "real" picture and I'm excited to use the other pictures in the packet.

Welcome to the Workshop of The Story Elves! Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator The Earth and Beyond Welcome to The Earth and Beyond Hello, my name is Tim O'Brien. I'm an astronomer working at The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory. As an astronomer my job is to try and understand how the universe works and my main interest is why some stars explode - more about this later! Exploding stars You may know the names of some patterns of stars (called constellations) such as Orion or the Great Bear. This picture shows Orion the Hunter and Taurus the Bull with the position of an exploded star known as the Crab Nebula. We're all made of stars Understanding why stars explode is very important because most of the chemical elements (carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and so on) were made inside stars and are spread out into space when they explode. Billions of years ago the Sun, Earth and the other planets formed out of the leftovers from one of these gigantic explosions. Learn about astronomy Exploding stars is just one example of why astronomy is important and fun.

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