At Innovative Literacy, creative education is our goal. Our philosophy, or vision, is to make literacy more interesting with by incorporating creative writing prompts and educational videos. If the students are bored, then they won’t pay attention. If they don’t pay attention, they won’t learn as much. Our goal is to assist teachers by creating materials for teachers to use to help teach reading, writing, and vocabulary, whether by using short videos on root words or extended writing assignments which will take months.
One of the core components of our program is to allow students to write their own novel using writing prompts provided by the teacher. When combined with vocabulary development, grammar instruction, and reading instruction, students will be provided the building blocks for a successful education and promote innovative literacy through creative education.
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One of the best ways for students to learn is by having them do something meaningful. One way I have done this was by having my ESL (English as a Second Language) middle school students write a novelette. While some of them only finished with a short story, others finished with novellas. If you are looking for a rewarding project to have the students complete, the Magic Mirror Prompts is definitely something you should consider.
If you are looking for something less time consuming, you can try the videos. Students these days are addicted to watching videos. Teachers might as well take advantage of this by having them watch the root word videos. To fully maximize their impact on student learning, I would suggest these videos be combined with Edpuzzle or Kahoot!. They are perfect to introduce the root words which will help students develop vocabulary. I have personally used them as Bellringer activities while I am checking for student absences.
Innovative Literacy – Creative Education
I have been teaching for almost twenty years. I started as an elementary teacher. After a few years, I noticed our school was getting more and more ESL (English as Second Language) students. I wanted to help these students and asked if there was anything I could do for them. One of my principals suggested I become certified in ESL.
Since then, I have worked at both elementary and middle schools. When combined with my love of books and writing, I have worked hard at making sure my students have every chance to progress and started making my own content, such as writing prompts, worksheets, videos and more. I want to share these with other teachers to help them meet the needs of their students’ needs.