Musical Chairs—students leave their writing on their desk, students walk around until music stops, they read and provide feedback. Skill Posters—have students print their favorite paragraph of their writing. Students annotate the skills they demonstrated in the paragraph, and then glue it onto an anchor chart that highlights the skill they did the best for example: Gallery walk—students share, speed-dating style.
If you know other great sites for student writing and publishing, e-mail them to me. All genres; poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, visual art; whatever form best reflects your experiences with teaching.
Hardcopy or IBM-formatted disk, all submissions except poetry and visual art should be double-spaced, visual art must student writing and publishing slides or jpeg files. There are no length restrictions.
Mail all submissions to: I realize that this is not an online site, but the opportunity needed to be in a highly visible place. The site includes abundant resources he creates for his own students, so the materials and general focus of the site is practical and oriented toward classroom teachers.
NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
Barry Lanea nationally known author and speaker, believes writing and its teaching should be fun. His popular seminars and highly acclaimed books on writing provide teachers with quality training which entertains as it inspires and informs. Come to his web site for free writing lesson plans, to register for Barrys seminars and get detailed information on inservice work, or to submit student work for publication in one of Barrys books or on his web site.
Visiting his site is like sitting down with Barry. Excellence in Literacy Instruction website is one of the places on the Web to start when wanting to enhance your literacy instruction.
Lindas free lessons, tools, and links are to be valued and used. It Works for Us is an educators discussion forum where teachers talk about writing instruction, childrens books, and reading across the curriculum. Her Many Ways of Knowsmost recent e-newsletter features: What is Guided Writing?
Strategies for Success with Informational Texts. I recommended that specialists at my school seriously considering using her book.
Once a reading specialist had her copy, we then ordered copies for the entire staff as part of a book study.
Make It Real is a necessary, important addition to every literacy teachers working library.
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Needless to say, spend some time looking at this web-site -- enjoy our exclusive interview series, learn how real-life artists-in-residence teach imaginative writing, and more! International Education and Resource Network iEARN is a non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
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They help parents of children with learning differences. I had the opportunity to visit Iraq in late September to see the consequences of war on the civilian population, especially on the state of education and opportunities for teachers and students in Iraq.
In a meeting with UNICEF, I learned about the disincentive for teachers to continue teaching as well as the decrease in enrollment for primary school-aged girls.
As an educator, and as Peace Education Coordinator here at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, I am committed to teaching peace in my classroom and helping students realize their potential as peacemakers.
What could be more crucial in our time? I was very happy to be able to deliver pen pal letters from some of my students to students in Iraq, and they have received responses back.
For the past twelve years under the economic embargo, there has been no cross-cultural communication between Iraqi and American students. All we know of Iraqis are the egregious actions of their leaderand all they know of us is sanctions and No Fly Zone bombings.
We must pursue dialogue between our students so that they do not grow up learning to hate each other. Consequently, I am encouraging teachers and students to send pen pal letters to primary and secondary school students in Iraq.The 5 Best Free Educational Tools for Publishing Student Work. 1.
Flipsnack About Flipsnack Flipsnack is a free online app that allows you to convert images into digital books with a professional look and the ability to flip through pages. Publishing parties are designed to celebrate student writing and can be done without any fanfare at all!
In fact, some of the most cherished publishing parties are those thrown without special invitations, decorations or even refreshments! Once a student is published as part of the WritingFix collection, the student's teacher is sent the direct link where the student's writing can be found.
We encourage the teachers to share this link with the student's parents and family. If you are having trouble thinking of a writing idea, let us help. Our Writing Topics page can get you started. Students engage the writing process when they know that together they will become real authors, publishing real books written for a real audience.
Promote Collaboration Students love to collaborate and Classroom Authors permits any teacher to start a publishing project online and invite students in as co-authors to write, revise and edit their. Each slide of this resource is a different idea for getting students talking about and sharing their writing.
Students will reflect on their writing, show off their skills, shout out their partners, and create goals for their writing habits, all in a ready-to-go powerpoint.