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Call to Adventure – Steps of the Hero

Call to Adventure – Following the Steps of the Hero Students have read, heard, or watched many stories in their lifetimes. These stories share similar characteristics and as such can be used to create a scaffold for students to use when creating their novels. The Call to Adventure – Steps of the Hero is based…

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Common Core Writing Prompts

Common Core Writing Prompts

Common Core Writing Prompts Almost anything can become a writing prompt for a teacher to use with their students. I prefer to include images with my writing prompts. When combined with an image, these common core writing prompts can generate interest and engagement. There are just a few examples for students to use as inspiration…

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Writing A Novel Using Public Domain Characters

Writing A Novel With Public Domain Characters Over the years, many writers have used public domain characters they didn’t create to write stories. Think of all the Grimm fairy tales that have been turned into stories and movies. Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel, and Gretel have appeared in multiple versions throughout the last two centuries.…

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Kahoot! and Edpuzzle – Teaching Students With Videos

A lot of students spend more time watching videos than anything else except possibly sleeping. Teachers might as well take advantage of this and allow them to watch the videos. At my school, this is easily done. We are a one-to-one school because our district has provided each student with a personal Chromebook. This year,…

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Video of students which can be used as inspiration for the magic mirror novel writing prompts

Classroom Heroes – Super Powered Students

Classroom Heroes If you do clubs at your school like I do at mine, you might be at a loss for what to do with the students. One idea is the Classroom Heroes project which emphasizes art but also utilizes reading and writing.  The project would culminate with an end product of students wearing a shirt with…

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