How can we make sure that students are informed about what’s going on around the world? That they are armed with the tools to be able to distinguish between opinion and fact; between evidence-based statements and empty rhetoric; between sensationalism and solid journalism? Just like most other things in life, the best way to do all that is through practice.
Hello fellow teachers! Teaching writing has probably never been harder. How do you teach writing to students whose main experience with writing is text messaging! At the same time, writing is more important now than ever.
Build solid creative writing skills with our extensive collection of printables, graphic organizers, and lessons plans. You'll find poetry activities, short-story writing exercises, journal topics, printable worksheets, art projects, and more!
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More than just a website, Figment is a fantastic online community that encourages students to share their writing with one another and inspire each other to new heights of creativity. The site offers a wealth of information on both reading and writing, helping students find and recommend new books and authors. It also provides brilliant writing prompts to help students with writers block or those who just don’t know where to start.
This fantastic website has it all – up-to-date resources for teachers and parents with innovative new ideas and articles on teaching creative writing, plus great tools for students helping them to explore different forms of writing, from exposition and narrative to persuasive rhetoric.
This great website offers prompts to help reluctant writers get started, but it also approaches writing from a cross-curriculum perspective, making it particularly useful for students who are struggling with their writing in all subjects, not just creative writing or English. With different genres of writing tackled, the site enables students to work on their essay and non-fiction style, and also includes a wide range of ‘mentor texts’ to help both students and teachers.
Ideal for both introducing younger kids to poetry and engaging older students with the genre in a fun and creative way, this simple site is a digital form of the popular fridge poetry fridge phenomenon. Students are given a blank white screen and a group of ‘magnetic’ words to position how they choose, taking the pressure out of creating poetry and making it a fun and creative experience.
A great student writing aid, Grammarly allows students to check the spelling and grammar of their writing, whether creative pieces or homework assignments, before handing it in. Claiming to correct up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processors, it also helps students expand their vocabulary by offering improved word choices with context-optimised vocabulary suggestions.