Pens, pencils and keyboards ready! We've compiled some of the best resources to make the ideas of young writers flow.
Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.
Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art
Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling. Great for creating writing prompts to help students develop their stories.
Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [AS an INFOGRAPHIC]
How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal
Theme & Main Idea. Teach kids to learn the difference between the two, and they will FINALLY understand how they both function in books!
Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme
Teaching about author's purpose helps your students learn why the author wrote the story or article. Teaching author's purpose to your students is a great way to discuss the different varieties of text out there.
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.
Blog - WeAreTeachers
5 tips on how to write dialogue
Write On, Fourth Grade!: "Hook ' Yer Reader" Part 2!
Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience
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Grammar | Mrs. Alvarez's Lang. Arts Blog
"Writer and reader... who gives, who receives? Both and both. And, this is why it is always necessary to leave open spaces in a piece of work, to trust the reader to get it, to not tell everything... the empty spaces are the handholds, footholds, by which the reader climbs into the work, inserting him or herself." - Crescent Dragonwagon
Beg, Borrow, and Teach!
Have not used this but sounds interesting- Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips.
Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.