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Quick Newspaper Activities

November 28, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

To jump-start creativity, keep a supply of old newspapers on hand. For information processing and communication exercises, students can write new captions for photos, draw new pictures to go with articles, or write new headlines for articles.

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Writing: Where Is It?

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Submitted by T2T Contributor, Lee Robbins Objective: Students will improve in their ability to describe place and location in their writing. Resources: Numbered small paper […]

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Résumé Writing

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If you sense the Web is one big ego trip, it would follow there would be lots of resumes, and resumes there are. So if you need a good computer, business or English class project with real-world applications, or want to turn students loose on a mission on the Web, have them research and write resumes. And for teachers, it never hurts to have a current resume on file. You may not need it for a new job, but it can be timely and impressive at evaluation time.

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Creative Writing Morphing

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Have students construct a creative writing piece from old newspapers or magazines, using a random assortment of photos and pictures. Collages to accompany their writings make a nice wall display.

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Setting Up A Writing Workshop

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If reading seems to be going out the window due to television and computer time, it follows that writing might be close behind. Here are T2T Contributors’ suggestions for setting up a writing workshop.

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Word Walls: Beyond Spelling Words

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

Are your students still struggling with some of those spelling words from weeks ago? Are you interested in ways to introduce new vocabulary or encourage more “colorful” writing? With a little bit of planning beforehand, a word wall is not only a great use of bulletin board space, but an excellent learning tool for your students. According to T2T contributor, Sally Olson, “A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom.” There really are no set “rules” for word walls and you will find plenty of variations on the idea. Below, contributors to our T2T mailing list share some of their ideas and opinions. Be sure to check out Sally Olson’s contribution as well, which includes 24 activities for word walls and a word list.