Sesame Street and WriteReader Partner to Improve Childhood Literacy HomeBlogSesame Street and WriteReader Partner to Improve Childhood Literacy Iconic Sesame Street Characters Launch on WriteReader’s Digital Book-Authoring Platform. We are very excited to announce our partnership with Sesame Street enabling students to create their own stories featuring Elmo and friends while learning to read and write with WriteReader! If you’ve been following along with our latest ideas on how to use WriteReader, you have probably noticed the new curated image banks. Creative Writing Prompts After weeks of secret detective work, partners Barbara and Nolan are on the verge of cracking the case. They’ve been posing as employees at a high-profile financial firm named MoneyMakers LLC., trying to prove that the CEO named (fill in the blank) has been ripping customers off. After hearing him say incriminating things into... You’ve been an extreme coupon cutter for years, to the point where you have gained national recognition for it.
Interactive Fiction in the Classroom Essentially text-based, interactive fiction is a genre of games with roots that predate the internet. The player/reader makes choices that determine the outcome of the narrative. It's like a digital version of Dungeons & Dragons, the paper-based role-playing game set in a medieval fantasy world. It's also similar to choice-based fiction, like the Choose Your Own Adventure book series that began in the late 1970s. Because player choice changes the narrative arc, interactive fiction can be used to teach empathy, what it's like to be in someone else's shoes. For example, Begscape (built with Twine, which I'll discuss later), puts the reader in the role of a beggar.
Cite It In - A Free Tool for Creating Reference Citations Cite It In is another in a long list of tools that are designed to help students properly format research citations. Cite It In provides students with templates for creating inline and bibliography citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago style. Cite It In works the same way regardless of the citation style that students choose. 365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. But we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about! So we put together this list of 365 creative writing prompts to give you something to write about daily. Whether you write short stories, poems, or like to keep a journal – these will stretch your imagination and give you some ideas on what to write about! 1. Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now?
TEL: Constructive Gamification in the classroom I often feel when talking about TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) that gamification is a style of learning that we all struggle to regularly find meaningful ways in which we can use games to enhance learning. I am a great believer in not just having technology for the sake of it and that if it doesn’t add anything to the lesson then don’t use it, but at the same time I do not doubt that we all feel, when used correctly, technology can be a great thing for teachers and learners. Interactive fiction tells you the beginning of a story before putting you in charge of the future and letting you decide what your character should do. You make the choices which dictate the story’s outcome. An Excellent Tool to Help Students Learn How to Write Different Types of Letters May 5, 2017 letter Generator is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that helps students learn about letter writing. Whether it is a business or friendly letter, students will get to explore the different parts making up a letter and work towards creating their own letters. Letter Generator provides pre-made templates students can use to write their letters. All they need to do is simply filling in their own information. The process to use Letter Generator is simple and easy. The first step is to choose the type of letter you want to write: friendly letter or business letter.
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A Must Have Tool to Track Students Writing May , 2017 Draftback is a good web tool that allows you to playback the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. You will be able to watch your edits roll out in a video player as if you are watching a movie. We have tried this extension a couple of times and it worked perfectly well. Creative Writing Prompts for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lovers Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2013 · Fantastical creative writing prompts. In the world of creative writing, we’ve only begun tapping the possibilities in speculative fiction, a genre that includes science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, horror, and superhero stories, as well as anything that ventures beyond known reality. Speculative fiction is an under-recognized genre: Academia and literary elitists traditionally haven’t given it much credence, although it has been gaining acclaim in recent years. But the genre’s fans are rabid. In fact, you won’t find a more dedicated group of readers anywhere else, which makes reading and writing speculative fiction a delight.