Dragons don't write, knights do!

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Dragons don't write, knights do!

  1. 1. Saint George’s assignment 2015  You must create a piece of writing  You can write a poem or a fiction short story  You can also write a flash story (about 50 words)  You are free to choose the content  You should be original, creative and put all your writing skills into action (interesting content, accurate vocab and grammar, correct spelling and coherence)
  2. 2. get inspired but don’t cheat!  Saint Google can help you but cannot work for you!  Try by finding a beginning of the story and then you continue, don’t cheat, St Google can also split and tell the teacher the source! There are lots of tools to detect plagiarism. http://www.googlepoetics.com/
  3. 3. get inspired by 1 word! http://www.oneword.com/
  4. 4. get inspired by music and images! http://moodstream.gettyimages.com/
  5. 5. do a bit of brainstorming!
  6. 6. organize the ideas that come out! http://popplet.com/
  7. 7. make stories out of photos! http://5card.cogdogblog.com/
  8. 8. steal … like an artist! Story starters:
  9. 9. steal the beginning! http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
  10. 10. get prompts to start your work! http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html%23topics
  11. 11. get inspired by other stories!
  12. 12. hints to follow when you’re stuck: http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html
  13. 13. interesting writing proposals http://www.lightningbug.com.au/Activity%20page/activity%20page.htm
  14. 14. do you need names for your characters? http://www.babynamescountry.com/ http://www.last-names.net/
  15. 15. check vocabulary  Thesaurus  Wordreference grammar  grammarly and spelling  select the the language English (UK) in your word processor
  16. 16. sources Images: Slide #1: http://www.llull.cat/offices/ny/noticies_detall.cfm?id=29745&url=books-and-roses-sant-jordi-2013-in-new-york.html slide #2: http://www.googlepoetics.com/ Slide #6: http://www.marketingdirecto.com/actualidad/checklists/6-pasos-para-hacer-que-una-sesion-de-brainstorming-sea-verdaderamente-productiva/ Slide #7: http://howardogawa.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/brain-storming-groupthink-echo-chamber-cant-we-just-all-agree/ Slide #8: http://www.dejoost.com/dejoost-inspiration-gallery-1/ Slide #9: http://codex73.com/tag/steal-ideas/ Slide #11: http://thepagemistress.com/category/writing-prompts/ Slide #13: http://relationshiprealities.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/istock_000007803228xsmall1.jpg Slide #15: http://www.babynamescountry.com/ Sources of inspiration: http://www.scoop.it/t/english-stuff/?tag=writing Main source: http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/motivated-to-write-inspiring?from=new_upload_email Mónica Vallin Col·legi Sant Miquel dels Sants @MonVall

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