Write on Reader - Writing As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. An urban tale … or the glass elevator This has been one of my favourite story-writing activities for a long, long time. My dad first introduced me to it – or the underlying technique – when I was running a creative writing option on a full-time language course in the UK. He led creative writing workshops for adults writing in their L1. I’d phone him up and ask to “borrow” ideas. This particular technique basically brings together a disparate group of people and somehow traps them and forces them to interact.
December 2012 Lesson Plan: Creative Writing Story Starters by Sarah Sahr Creative writing is one of the best ways to get to know your students. Once students are comfortable enough in English to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), a wealth of teaching and learning opens up. How to Write an A+ Research Paper This Chapter outlines the logical steps to writing a good research paper. To achieve supreme excellence or perfection in anything you do, you need more than just the knowledge. Like the Olympic athlete aiming for the gold medal, you must have a positive attitude and the belief that you have the ability to achieve it. That is the real start to writing an A+ research paper. Choose a topic which interests and challenges you. Your attitude towards the topic may well determine the amount of effort and enthusiasm you put into your research.
Write Source - Writing Topics The best way to get into writing is simply to write . . . and write . . . and write . . . freely. This practice helps you develop a feel for writing. RAFT:read/Audience/Format/Topic Classroom Strategies Background RAFT is a writing strategy that helps students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing, and the topic they'll be writing about. Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice In this unit, students meet in literature circles to read an adventure story, and then combine both reading and writing skills to write an original “choose your own adventure” story. Students begin by reading one or more adventure stories and discussing elements unique to this type of story, such as the second-person point of view, as well as setting, character, plot, and conflict. Small groups begin by planning out the first section of the adventure story using graphic organizers.
Classroom Strategies Classroom Strategies Background Paragraph Shrinking is an activity developed as part of the Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS). PALS is a classwide peer tutoring program in which teachers carefully partner a student with a classmate. Guess the job It’s a special day at Tess and Ben’s school. “Today some mums and dads are going to tell you about their jobs. You have to guess what they do!”