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Feb 10, 2013

Best Teaching Resources for Your Classroom and Students

Do you want the very best teaching resources for your classroom? Are you looking for English teaching resources to add sizzle and pizzazz to the everyday? Here are my personal recommendations.

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Dec 30, 2012

Writing Science Fiction: Build Science Fiction Story Writing

Writing science fiction is a great companion activity to current science units. This page outlines my step-by-step process. Save it as a favorite in your science fiction writing resources.

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Dec 30, 2012

Writing Realistic Fiction the Easy Way!

Leap into writing realistic fiction by using the novels your students are currently reading. Your fiction writing lesson plans are a snap when designed as creative activities alongside any novel.

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Dec 30, 2012

Guidelines for Writing Poems With Your Students

User-friendly tips and techniques for writing poems and developing study units. Don't be shy!

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Dec 30, 2012

Writing Mystery Stories: The Best Mystery Writing Tips for Kids

Writing mystery stories with kids is one of the classroom's least writing mysteries! Au contraire! Writing a mystery is one of the most enjoyable ways to improve writing skills.

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Dec 30, 2012

Writing Historical Fiction: Fiction Writing Lesson Plans for the Golden Oldies

Writing historical fiction enhances kids' unique interests. Assign historical fiction writing prompts instead of writing non fiction reports. A fiction writing tip: time machine tours!

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Dec 30, 2012

Writing Fairy Tales: A Complete Writing Guide for Fairy Tales

Enjoy writing fairy tales? Writing fractured fairy tales, or funny, modern versions of old classics, is a delightful creative writing project! Follow this step-by-step process!

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Dec 30, 2012

Writing Fables: How-To Lesson Plans for Writing a Fable

Writing fables teaches students to recognize and apply a predictable, concise narrative structure to original stories. Use this easy lesson plan for writing a fable.

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Dec 30, 2012

Finding a Voice in Writing: Helping Your Students Put Their Passion to Paper

Finding a voice in writing can be the most delightful aspect of the six trait writing process to teach! Voice is that magical quality that makes a creative writing idea sing!

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Dec 30, 2012

The Six Trait Writing Process: Blending the Writing Traits into the Classroom

The six trait writing process blends easily into a process centered classroom. The writing traits and the writing process itself support one another, flowing as a river from beginning to end.

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Dec 30, 2012

September Writing Prompts

Polish up your students' creative writing skills with choices from this list of super September writing prompts.

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Dec 30, 2012

Pourquoi Tales: Simple Pourquoi Lesson Plans and Writing Ideas

Pourquoi tales can be an amusing adventure in writing creatively across the curriculum! Discuss pourquoi characteristics and the elements of pourquoi, and then write your own!

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Dec 26, 2012

Organize Stories: Activities That Help Your Students Shape Their Ideas

How to organize stories may well be the toughest of the writing traits to master! Try these fun hands-on activities and creative writing tips to help your students shape their ideas!

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Dec 26, 2012

October Writing Prompts

Match those crisp October days with equally crisp creative writing by using these October writing prompts.

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Dec 26, 2012

November Writing Prompts

Traditionally,November is a time of counting life's blessings.In addition to essays on thankfulness,give your students these November writing prompts to spark provocative thinking.

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Dec 26, 2012

Memoir: Up Close and Personal

Memoir pieces bring autobiography studies into tight focus. Weave this hands-on mini-project into your next autobiography unit.

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Dec 26, 2012

May Writing Prompts

Creativity blooms in your classroom with these May writing prompts!

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Dec 26, 2012

March Writing Prompts

This month heralds the first day of spring. Spring into narrative with these breezy March writing prompts!

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Dec 26, 2012

June Writing Prompts

Six months into the year, this is a great time to reassess students' growth as authors. These lively June writing prompts offer plenty of possibilities!

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Dec 26, 2012

July Writing Prompts

A plethora of ideas for writing classes, clubs, and workshops! Spark summer creativity with this list of July writing prompts.

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Dec 26, 2012

January Writing Prompts

Need journal ideas after the school holidays? Fill your plan book with these engaging,pen-to-paper January writing prompts!

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Dec 26, 2012

Research Gets Entertaining with Creative Informational Reports

Spice up presentations of informational reports by using creative writing formats. Interviews, skits, journals, antique maps, photo albums, comic strips, and more.

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Dec 26, 2012

Creative Writing Ideas and Activities

Enjoyable, hands-on activities and prompts designed to sharpen your students' skills. Extend creative writing across the curriculum and make it a favorite subject! Kid-tested and approved!

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Dec 26, 2012

How to Write a Myth: Best Tips for Using Myths as Creative Writing Topics

Know how to write a myth? By teaching kids how to write myths, stories of ancient heroes make excellent creative writing topics! Write into a time before time began, a mythical realm of adventure!

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Dec 26, 2012

How to Write a Legend: Quick Ideas for Legends as Creative Writing Topics

Know how to write a legend? Capture your students' imaginations with legendary heroes, mythical beasts, and daring exploits as creative writing topics!

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Dec 26, 2012

February Writing Prompts

Traditionally a month symbolic of love, your students will love these February writing prompts!

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Dec 26, 2012

Fantasy Fiction Writing: Effective Fantasy Writing Tips

Fantasy fiction writing is an excellent complement to reading today's modern fantasy novels. Get effective fantasy writing tips for writing fantasy fiction with your students!

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Dec 26, 2012

Fairy Tale Writing Prompts

Ever looked at old stories in a new way? Do so with these fairy tale writing prompts! Tales with a twist!

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Dec 26, 2012

December Writing Prompts

Creativity abounds with these December writing prompts! From favorite holiday stories to favorite family traditions, the season sparkles with imaginative writing!

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Dec 26, 2012

Creative Writing Topics for Literature Circles

Quick and easy ideas for creative writing topics based on literary genres,from fiction to fantasy,scripts to stories,and more.

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