My STAAR Writer’s Tool Kit

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My STAAR Writer’s Tool Kit

  1. 1. A STAAR Writer’s Technology Tool KitLibby McGee and Angela Steagall Tuloso-Midway ISD
  2. 2. There is so much to teach in writing!!! From http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources
  3. 3. Obviously, we will not get to every single topic today….
  4. 4. But hopefully we WILL give you some ideas to make life easier!
  5. 5. Audience and Purpose-Not always obvious to kids!PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION
  6. 6. Different Modes of Writing
  7. 7. Main Idea/Theme- Use Wordle to visualize trends in a piece.
  8. 8. Understanding Word Meanings• Use ready-made vocabulary videos from www.vocabahead.com
  9. 9. Select Topic-Prompt Generator http://jc- schools.net/write/create.htm
  10. 10. Prompt Generator http://www.technorhetoric.net/4.1/ coverweb/barber/prompts.html
  11. 11. Generate Ideas with Pre-Writing-“The Brain Kicks in When You Move the Pen”
  12. 12. Brainstorm with Wallwisher
  13. 13. Using Pictures For Brainstorming You could also use Flickr or Google Images… just do a pre-search to make sure nothing bad comes up! 
  14. 14. Writing Under Pressure
  15. 15. This is a tough one for a lot of people…WRITING THE PAPER
  16. 16. Practice Drafts using Collaborative Writing• Voicethread
  17. 17. Collaborative Writing-http://www.kolabora.com/news/2007/03/01/collaborative_writing_tools_and_technology.htm
  18. 18. Storyboarding using Book Trailers www.booktrailersforall.com
  19. 19. Literary Elements withwww.Wordtamer.co.uk
  20. 20. Biography/Characterization
  21. 21. Organizing Ideas with Webs-http://www.thinkport.org/technology/template.tp
  22. 22. Drafting Tools• Kids with issues spend too much time producing the actual written word.• They lose track of ideas.• They don’t write what they can SAY.• Try assistive technology tools http://www.customtyping.co m/tutorials/at/writing_tools. htmwww.texasat.net has more info.
  23. 23. Clarify Meaning and Expand IdeasREVISING
  24. 24. Rhetoric and Logic
  25. 25. Brevity, Clarity and Conciseness
  26. 26. Peer Revision with Crocodoc
  27. 27. Dynamic Words/ Word Choice
  28. 28. Confusing Words
  29. 29. Visual Thesaurushttp://www.visualthesaurus.com/
  30. 30. What separates the men from the boys…EDITING
  31. 31. Editing- PaperRater.com
  32. 32. Editing- SpellChecker.net
  33. 33. Go back for grammar lessons if you need to….
  34. 34. INTERACTIVE WRITINGASSESSMENTS
  35. 35. Read Write Think Interactives
  36. 36. Diamante Poems
  37. 37. Shape Poems
  38. 38. Acrostic poems
  39. 39. Riddle Poems
  40. 40. Magnetic poetry
  41. 41. Letter generator
  42. 42. Comic Creator
  43. 43. Bio cube
  44. 44. Book Cover Creator
  45. 45. Character trading cards
  46. 46. Essay map
  47. 47. Flip Book
  48. 48. Fractured Fairy Tales
  49. 49. Hero’s Journey
  50. 50. Mystery Cube
  51. 51. Persuasion Map
  52. 52. Postcard Creator
  53. 53. Webbing tool
  54. 54. Bighugelabs
  55. 55. Bighugelabs• Magazine Cover• Movie Poster• Captioner• Trading cards
  56. 56. OTHER SOURCES FORWRITING TOOLS
  57. 57. Questions?Contact• Libby McGee, Tuloso-Midway Intermediatelmcgee@tmisd.esc2.net• Angela Steagall, Tuloso-Midway Middle Schoolasteagall@tmisd.esc2.netwww.slideshare.net• Search “asteagall”for our presentation!

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