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Writing Stories

Writing Stories Themepage by Scoilnet

A fabulous collection of resources to tap into the children's creative writing and storytelling interests. Activities and quizzes too to test grammar.


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Activities
Teachers
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From basic grammar to inspiring pupils to write creatively.

Creative Writing Tool

http://storybird.com/ Added: 02 Jan 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Great for: Writing for an wider audience. Sign up required.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Teacher can set up a class listing of all the pupils in the class without the need for individual email addresses. Teacher can keep class conversations private, issue assignments, grade work and award digital stickers.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Pirate Spelling

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/spelling/index.shtml Added: 24 Apr 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Help Max teach his parrot new words by choosing or writing the right letters to fill in the gaps in this fun online spelling activity. Easy, Medium or Hard can be chosen. Suitable for first/2nd class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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How to Use Apostrophes

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...ntract/eng/Introduction/default.htm Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Explains what apostrophes are and the circumstances in which they should be used. Includes a 'contraction matching activity' and has a quiz on the correct use of apostrophes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Suitable for presentation to whole class. The activity and quiz are particularly good for the IWB.

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Suitable for presentation to whole class. The activity and quiz are particularly good for the IWB.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Sentence Detectives - Punctuation Games & Activities

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...ctives/eng/Introduction/default.htm Added: 03 Jan 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Demonstration / Game / Lesson Plan

Teaches basic punctuation marks such as question marks, exclamation marks and full stops. Includes downloadable worksheets. Great for: whole class demonstration.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Run through the lesson as set out on the webpage. Teacher to interactively demonstrate different types of sentences and work through the 3 worksheets with the class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Youngzine - News for the Young

http://www.youngzine.org/ Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Mazazine-type website for children where they can learn about current events around the world without the bias, sensationalism and often inappropriate content in mainstream media.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Very visual so appropriate for IWB and class. Could inspire children to write stories or reports of their own. Good to get the children thinking about current events.

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Very visual so appropriate for IWB and class. Could inspire children to write stories or reports of their own. Good to get the children thinking about current events.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Blog Post Ideas Generator

http://www.buildyourownblog.net/the-blog-post-ideas-generator/ Added: 26 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Click to generate an idea or "sentence starter" to inspire writing your blog post, eg My favourite place on earth is..."

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • reflect on and analyse ideas through writing

Suggestions for use: Use on the IWB to stimulate children in choosing a topic for writing a blog post. Alternativel,y individual pupils access to the tool on a pc.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Book Review website

http://www.kids-bookreview.com/p/reviews.html Added: 02 Jan 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Book review site including author interviews. Great for: Book reviews of class novel or for reviewing books during a school book fair.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Use the site to have students look for new books to read, or to complete a project on author or illustrator studies.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Sorting Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...bridgend/verbs_nouns_adjectives.swf Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

(Requires Flash) Drag the words into the appropriate container for adjectives, nouns and verbs.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: No feedback given so you will need to assess each answer. Having said that the resource is perfect for IWB display.

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: No feedback given so you will need to assess each answer. Having said that the resource is perfect for IWB display.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Kids' Book Review

http://www.kids-bookreview.com/ Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A project that allows users to write reviews of children's books.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Register in your name and get the children to contribute to the review.

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Register in your name and get the children to contribute to the review.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Posters, comics and newspapers

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/elci/index.html?launch=true Added: 06 Jan 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Other

This website shows you how to design effective posters, newspapers and comics by going through the important elements of each. Great for: Report writing, narrative writing.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Some of the elements of this site will fascinate children. Try the Comics section. Explain what they are and then get th echildren to make their own comic strip.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Dance Mat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ Added: 03 Feb 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Instructional site that shows children how to touch type. Aimed at 7-to-11 year-olds. The instructions are divided into four levels with three stages in each. Start at level one and work up.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Scholastic Story Starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Very colourful site that allows children to choose various genres of story, like fantasy, adventure, sci-fi - and the story generator gives you the idea to write about. Children can publish their stories online.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Start a number of stories for children and get them to write about them. Children can then agree what gets written up online.

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Suggestions for use: Start a number of stories for children and get them to write about them. Children can then agree what gets written up online.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Lexus the Magician - Apostrophes

http://e-learningforkids.org/Courses/EN/L0601/flash.html Added: 03 Jan 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Demonstration / Game

A fun tutorial on compound words and apostrophes (contractions) with two cartoon characters Lexis the Magician and his friend Grizzle. Great for: demonstration and differentiating compound and contracted words.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Run through the tutorial and work through the compound and contracted words by calling children to the board. There is 12 of each so there's lots for everyone. Follow up with workbook or worksheet practice.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Stimulating Descriptive Writing

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V.../2009-10/english/ddw-ks2/index.html Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

A fuly planned teaching and learning resource developed through an educational partnership in Wales. Contains an actual lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation and examples of pupils' work.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing
  • write extended stories in book form

Suggestions for use: Follow the ideas in the lesson plan, print out photos for students to use (use as a walk around activity where students pick their favorite photo to write about). Use PPT and examples of pupil work to set students into the format of descriptive writing.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Book reviews - Teachers' Notes

http://www.workingtitlepress.com.au/teachers_notes.html Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Guidelines and notes for teachers on a wide selection of children's novels. The notes include a biographical note on the author and illustrator as well as a synopsis of the story and discussion points for class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Select a specific book and follow the discussion points. The points in specific plans could also be applied to other books not covered here. Very practical questions.

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Select a specific book and follow the discussion points. The points in specific plans could also be applied to other books not covered here. Very practical questions.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Creative Writing for Young Children

http://nicadez.blogspot.ie/2012/09/...each-creative-writing-to-young.html Added: 16 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

One teacher's approach to encouraging creative writing in class. Covers concepts like 'shared writing', 'guided writing' and 'independent writing'.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: This is for teacher only and will help formualise your approach to class work.

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: This is for teacher only and will help formualise your approach to class work.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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