TEACHING STRATEGIES AND IDEAS FOR ALL AREAS OF LITERACY

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9 Fun First Day at School Writing Activities

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The smell of freshly painted halls, the excited chatter of returning students bursting with 2 months’ worth of gossip to share – it must be the first day at school…
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How to write a scary story

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How to Write a Scary Story: 5 Terrifying Tips to Help Students Scare the Life Out of Readers   Most of us love a good scare! From our first game…
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Teaching Proofreading and Editing Skills

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 Teaching Students Proofreading and Editing Skills Good writing is as much about what is taken out of a text as it is about what goes into it. For our students…
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How to Write a Superb Simile Poem

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What Is a Simile Poem? Simile poems are simply poems that are built around an extended simile or a series of similes. Once you’ve taught your students that similes are…
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Top 5 Essay Writing Tips

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 The Top 5 Essay Writing Tips In this article, we are going to explore the five most important elements of writing great essays. These essay writing tips for students are…
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7 fun writing activities for the reluctant writer

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 7 FUN WRITING ACTIVITIES FOR THE RELUCTANT WRITER No doubt about it – writing isn’t easy. It is no wonder that many of our students could be described as ‘reluctant…
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5 Top Persuasive Writing Lesson Plans for Students and Teachers

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Learn how to teach the fundamentals of persuasive writing in just five days with these lesson plans, tools, resources and teaching strategies to improve your student’s persuasive essay. We provide the solutions to answering what a persuasive text is? How to use persuasive language and techniques and advice for teachers and students about persuasive and opinion writing.

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Top 9 Ways To Teach Math in English

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Learn some proven strategies to connect math to writing. Explore how to combine the two cornerstones of our curriculum with these fun and engaging tasks for teachers and students.

teaching strategies | Youtube writing activities | 6 YouTube Writing Activities for Students and Teachers | literacyideas.com

6 YouTube Writing Activities for Students and Teachers

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Learn to use YouTube as a powerful teaching and learning tool to improve student writing skills. 6 Unique writing activities and teaching strategies turn students from video consumers to content creators. The ability to learn from and on Youtube is an essential skill for students and teachers.

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9 First Day of School Writing Activities

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Discover 9 fun and engaging writing activities to start the school year across all text types. These will help students break the ice to start the school year and improve student writing skills and your teaching strategies.

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Top 7 Narrative Writing Exercises for Students

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Learn the essential skills for writing an excellent narrative including character creation, cause and effect, dialogue, tension, themes, and a conclusion. Learn teaching strategies to improve student writing skills.

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7 teaching tips for successful remote and distance learning

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Distance learning tips for teachers looking to master remote learning using a digital curriculum. Learn how to master Google Classroom, SeeSaw, videoconferencing and other essential homeschooling resources during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.

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How to Write a My Best Friend Essay

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Definition: What Is a ‘My Best Friend Essay’? Write about what you know is sage advice often given to fledgling writers. And what do many of our young students know…
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Powerful Teaching Strategies for Literacy

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TEACHING STRATEGIES AND IDEAS FOR ALL AREAS OF LITERACY This section of literacyideas.com is designed for teachers and contains a collection of tasks, methods and teaching strategies and ideas you…
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How to write a Fantastic Fairy Tale

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Once upon a time, we sat on the floor somewhere mesmerized as a favorite adult read stories stuffed to brimming with evil stepmothers and beautiful princesses from our favourite big…
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Essay Writing Skills & Techniques

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Many of our articles and guides frequently refer to essay writing so to simplify this we have collated our best essay writing skills and techniques into one section to assist…
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How to Write a Great Plot

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What Is a Plot? When we talk of a story’s plot, we typically refer to the sequence of cause and effect events that make up the storyline. The plot is…
teaching strategies | HOW TO SUMMARIZE AN ARTICLE | How to Summarize an Article | literacyideas.com

How to Summarize an Article

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A summary can be considered a condensed overview of an article’s main points written in the student’s own words.  In this guide, we will be walking you through the process…
How to write a Hypothesis

HOW TO WRITE A HYPOTHESIS

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A complete Guide to how to write a Hypothesis for students and teachers. Frequently, when we hear the word ‘hypothesis’ we immediately think of an investigation in the form of…
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10 Easy Steps for Writing a Literature Review

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A literature review is one of the most important steps in the research process. A literature review tells your readers what others have researched on your topic and helps to…

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