I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you? To my dear students and their wonderful parents, All students will maintain a writer's notebook for my class. Every day, we will write in it. Whether it's a composition book, a spiral notebook, or something leather-bound and fancier, when students enter my class, the first tool that finds their desktops is their writer's notebooks. Write Source - Grades 6-8 Personal Narrative Giving Life It was a hot summer day. My dad and I were getting ready to go out for a ride on the boat with my friend Katie and the dog. That’s when the phone call came, the call that made that bright, beautiful day a cold, dark, gloomy one. Having Fun With Tearable Sentences I really enjoy activities that encourage students to stand up and move about the classroom. I like using information sharing activities, running dictations and anything that gets the students to mingle and talk to each other. This activity was a new one for me, even though Peter describes it as: “… a pretty common feature of our training.”
Thinking about writing journals? I'm starting to plan for my 6th year as a 7th grade reading/writing teacher at Chicago-area middle school, and I wanted to "think out loud" about writing journals/notebooks and their use in the middle-school language arts classroom. There are several schools of thought on this, and a lot of powerful ways to use these things, as well as several possible ways to handle the logistics. Here are some ways that I've used journals (let's just call them that for now) in the LA classroom: As a daily "Do Now" or immediate activity done at the very start of class. This strategy is useful to reinforce management and get students seated and working. It helps maximize productive class time. Teaching English: I have seen the writing on the wall! This activity was inspired by a photo dear Nora Touparlaki uploaded on her Facebook account and it immediately struck me as a great creative writing activity. All you need is a washable pen which also writes on the wall or in case that's not an option some construction paper or card stock. The idea is simple, you ask your students to write a story but instead of drawing the story setting on a piece of paper, you transfer the action on the wall. This was the original picture but you can find more amazing wall decals here Possible ideas
8 phrases that you are using incorrectly 1. Good vs. well These words are not interchangeable. Printable Worksheets for ESL kids Here you will find a collection of worksheets that can help children learn and practise basic English vocabulary. You can browse all the printables:• by type (word games, tests and quizzes)• by topic (topic-based sets). word games
Genre, Plot, & Story Prompt Generators Need a plot for your story or roleplay? Or does a plot you already have need a little bit of a boost somewhere? Try these generators out. 15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” ~ Vladimir Nabakov One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals. Each day, they knew the routine. Grab their journals, grab a pillow, sit where they want and spend 5 minutes responding to the prompt on the board. Nowadays, technology provides us more engaging ways to encourage writing.
15 Pinterest Boards for Blogging Tips & AdviceBlogging With Kids I actually find these blogging and social media Pinterest boards few and far between. It seems every blogger has one in their boards, but often they’re close to empty. So I’m excited to share some boards that are filled with how to’s and information in all aspects of blogging.
Learner Type » Teens All lesson plans tagged: Teens Chickens crossing 17 comments By Jamie Keddie The Best Blogging Course You Will Ever Take - Blogging with Simply Stacie Last year I took MomComm’s Content Brew course and it was well worth it. I’m still using her tips and the content calendar to plan posts and I found it really helped me get focused and organized. MomComm has opened up registration for another session of Content Brew! If you need direction in creating fresh, exciting content, then this is the class for you. Space usually fills up quick so don’t want too long before registering. Here’s what you will learn: