Engaging and Motivating Reluctant Writers

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Here are the bare bones of my presentation. Its just a list of tools to get students engaged in the writing process. Tools don't teach, teachers do.

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EngagingReluctant WriterswithDigital Tools Bhavneet Singh

Quinns Beach TDSA lifetime to DREAM, EXPLORE, DISCOVER**Why you need a digital identity?

Explicit Teaching


I havent got anything to write about!I dont know how to write it!I dont know how to make it sound interesting? I dont know what words to use!Why should I?

I dont want to write.Ideas! Structure! Vocabulary! Language! Purpose!IdeasPurposeAudienceRole of -Writer-Authors -PublishersCelebratingFeedbackIdeasGive them something to write aboutProvide scaffolds - writing frameworks, personal experiences, images, etcRead and reflect on good pieces of writingVocabularyExposureUse different toolsTeach about language features in fun wayQuick short activitiesVocabulary gamesSentence structure gamesPunctuation gamesSpelling gamesWorldeTagxedoVisual Thesaurus

Audience & PurposeDifferent forms of communicationWho is the target audience?Writing for a blog, movie, puppet show, website, etcDigital ToolsPiclitsImages VocabularyUse any Visual Prompts to get the imagination going

Pinterest - Flickr

visual promptsideas




www.100wc.net StorybirdStoryjumperphotopeachMicrosoft MoviemakerMicrosoft PhotoStoryBuild your wild selfCreate a carCreate a monsterCreate a SuperheroBe CreativeOther fun tools

www.powtoon.comwww.voki.comwww.animoto.com www.glogster.com (edu version)

Other AppsBook CreatorExplain EverythingEducreationsHaikuDeckPreziShowbieAudioBoomGrafio LiteStory Buddy 2Adobe VoiceMy Story


QR Code CreatorMontajPiccollageAurasmaVoice PhotoSock PuppetsPuppet PalsPuppets EduTellagamiFlipGridBalloon+Publish

Website builderswww.weebly.com www.wix.com WordpressEdublogsFeedback

Interactive feedback - VoiceThreadDigital Feedback - Adobe, WOrd.Tweet the link to the published workInvite parents and community