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Creative Writing Allison Juckett EnglishIntended for Grades 7–9
Technology Integration Rationale As the digital revolution rapidlychanges the lives we live, it is alsoinfluencing our education system and howwe need to teach in order to fully engage ourstudents. It is important for teachers toincorporate technology into creative writinglessons, because although writing with a penand paper may be falling to the wayside,writing itself certainly is not. In fact,creative writing skills are being seen in moreand more jobs than ever before.Incorporating technology into lessonsdeepens the students’ understanding andfurthers them in their preparation to functionin tomorrow’s evolving society.
Evaluation and Citation of Internet• All websites that are used in this presentation prove to be reliable sources of information that relate to teaching creative writing.• Some slide have directions to click on pictures or links that will direct you to the original site and have links cited in the notes section.
Blog Click on the picture to visit the Blog.• This blog, by authos Barbara Simpson Carducci, encourages young writers to embrace their inner creativity in its posts that range from grammar tips to writing prompts. This blog would be a great additional resource for the English classroom, that would especially benefit the students that are interested in looking further into creative writing.
Podcast from This I Believe … Click on the sound clip to hear one of the podcasts!This Podcast is one of theweekly free downloadable podcastfrom This I Believe on itunes.Teachers can have theirstudents read sample statementsfrom anyone who has publishedone, listen to the poscasts, andwrite and publish their own ThisI believe statement.
The Writing Process • This video is a rap about The Writing Process and would be an interesting way to being the unit on The Writing Process, which would get the students actively engaged and excited to learn about this topic!Click on the picture for an interactive video!
Useful Literary Terms to Use in your Writing This video is an introduction of Literary terms using popular music to display them. It is important to capture student interest in order to create learning. Click on the picture for an interactive video!
Internet Resources Click on the hyperlinks for the websites!• Teachers First – Teachers first is teacher resource web site that is run by educations. It is offered as a service to teachers by The Source for Learning, a non-profit learning and technologies corporation. • Awesome Library – The Awesome Library organizes a plethora of Education sources organized by subject. It includes resources like lesson plans, materials, and projects.• ProQuest k-12 – Proquest K-12 is an educational search database aimed to aid teachers in digitally organizing data and information for the future.
Inspiration • This writing exercise that I created using Inspiration is similar to a graphic organizer or brainstorm web, where students irst brainstorm single words about a scene and then develop it further in a paragraph.
Teaching Materials • Read Write Think provides teachers with a lot of materials for many subjects, including this worksheet that helps students begin to write creatively using imagery.
Teaching MaterialsThis handout, from ReadWrite Think, allowsstudents to have a guidefor them as they beginto write, and continue inthe process so that theycan keep key points inmind, allowing theirwriting to prosper andexpand.
Teaching Materials – Games! Click on the pictures for the links!• All of these websites have different types of games that can help students to improve in their writing, whether it be through vocabulary or writing activities. The Teen Writing site would be a good way to get students comfortable before assigning writing that would be graded and the other two are great to improve vocabulary through thesaurus and dictionary games. The Rice Up game, as an added bonus donates an ounce of rice for each correct answer to a child in need, which could be a diversion into a small diversity lesson!
Subject-Specific Internet-based Resource This website is an excellent resource for English teachers of all grades. It provides lesson plans, project ideas, as well as many other helpful things for the classroom. I really enjoyed the creative writing ideas that I came across while searching their writing section. Click on the picture for the links!
Uses of InternetNational Novel Writing Month is a celebrationof writing during the month of November andhas caught the attention of many aspiringwriters of all ages. Their young writersprogram has a lot of resources for studentsthat are aspiring writers. They also have aneducator section that provides resources thatcan incorporate creative writing throughNANOWRIMO in the classroom.
Uses of Internet Click on the picture above for the link!This website offers an extensivelist of literary students that areeasily accessible for students.There are also example of eachdevice in order to help studentsunderstand them better..
Uses of Internet Click on the picture above for the link!Cliff Notes is an extremely helpful websitefor students to use in many subjects.They have an entire section for creativewriting where they offer tips on writing andhelpful organizational tools that bring thestudent all the way through the writingprocess.
Web 2.0Click on the picture for a video of a class • Students and teachers areusing Google Docs for peer editing! able to share documents quickly and easily using Google Docs. This would be productive to use in and outside the classroom for peer editing. Having the papers online is better than peer editing on paper because multiple students can read it at a time and it can not get lost!
“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only wayyou can do anything really good.”- William Faulkner“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Letthem think you were born that way.”- Ernest Hemingway