Thursday, September 12, 2013

University of Richmond’s Writer’s Web

Features:  Writing in the disciplines, peer editing, brainstorming, clustering, freewriting, outlines, reading strategies, and other resourceful writing activities.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Reading Rockets - 103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading

Author: Jim Burke, WETA
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5 attributes for building literacy of English Learners:
*Culturally relevant -- Culture(s): All
*Effective strategy for English Learners -- Strategy name: Interactive Activities
*Authority -- Well known public source
*Age Appropriate -- Grade Level: 6th-8th 
*Navigation with ease -- Links, design, feedback buttons: Accessible

• Prior to, while, or after reading a book, the ideas allow the children to become more involved in the stories that they read.
• Provides over 100 interactive activities to choose from, including dramatic monologue, pantomime, mapmaker, business card book, postcard, billboard, moviemaker, trailer, adjective-it is, collage, haiku/limerick, roundtable, CliffsNotes, silent roundtable, fishbowl, silent conversation, movie review, surf the net, inspirations, Dear author, timeline, Mandala, transparencies, fictional friends, Oprah book club, picture this, Kids books, downgrade, Draw!, state of the union, interview question, Dear diary, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern, Improv, Interrupted conversations, What if, found poetry, 13 view, personal ad, Holden meets Hamlet, character analysis, Epistle poem, author interview, Write intro, and more!