• Fairy Tale Writing: Fractured Fairy Tales

    Brainstorm Characteristics of Fairy Tale: Beginning, Ending, Setting, Characters, Problems etc. Decide on a fairy tale to write a parody on (try your favourite or least favourite) Reread the fairy tale in order to become an expert on the events Research to become familiar: http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/Teacher%20Projects/fairytales.htm Draft Story using Inspirations Change one of the literary elements: Point […]

  • Procedural Writing and iMovie

    A quick way to introduce students to using iMovie is to have them create a “How to Video” on something they know how to do.  Students will need to create a script for their writing and gather photos and sound effects they could use. Here is instructions for using iMovie on Macbook imovie8greenscreen Here is […]

  • Using Comic Life

    One of the best ways to engage your students in a story writing dialogue activity, is to use Comic Life.  What better way is there to show how writing dialogue needs to appropriate, clear and effective?  If their characters’ dialogue does not drive the plot, then the audience cannot follow their story. Several of the WWP teachers […]

  • Xmas Projects for Visualization in Reading and Writing

    We know that when our students can visualize, their writing is descriptive and engaging.  Here are two seasonal projects teachers can do: 1. Create a rebus letter to Santa. This can be done using applications of Notebook, PowerPoint, Keynote, Word or Pages add text and images to create the letter extend the activity by asking […]

  • Creating a Culture of Critical Thinking for Research

    On Tuesday and Wednesday WWP Teachers got together to discuss how to develop a critical thinking culture in their classrooms.  When asked about students and researching, our WWP teachers feel that students are often lost when they begin researching online. It can be overwhelming for students, struggling to pick a topic, refining their search using […]

  • Blogging using Kidblog

    Several of the WWP classes are starting to use Kidblog.  Teachers can easily set up their classes and let the posting and commenting begin. By definition a blog is a site where individuals or groups can record opinions or information about topics.  It is expected that the posts are made regularly and that an audience […]

  • The Writing Process

    The Writing Process in a WWP class is generally no different than a traditional class except that students are using technology.  Teachers will still be doing activities of Prewriting, Brainstorming, Drafting, Revising, Proofing, Editing, and Publishing.  1.      Prewriting and Brainstorming is any activity in which writers are determining their topic, and purpose. They should also […]

  • Formative Assessment

    Using technology has made it easier for teachers to use Formative Assessment in their classroom.  Formative assessment is assessment used to inform your instructions. This type of work should never be used for giving students final grades. We as teachers, must be aware of how easy we can fall into only using these technology tools for […]

  • Collaborative Writing

    One of the big ideas in the WWP is the belief that writing is social and collaborative.  Students generate creative pieces when they have an opportunity to share their ideas and build on other’s thoughts.  When students collaborate with writing, they have opportunity to expose themselves to different styles.  They get to see examples of […]

  • WWP New Teachers Session 1

    Welcome to the WWP. Here are some documents you may need today. WirelessWritingTeacher2012 wordfeatures PublicFoldersetc   Site to visit for Research