• Creating Fictional Origins of Idioms

    Idioms and jargons are used everyday in our lives. We know that for our EL Learners and a lot of students in our classes, idioms and jargon can be difficult.  As a literary device, idioms are extremely effective and add to “style” of writing.  Idioms are colourful, personal and vivid.   I could describe our […]

  • Creating Comics on your iPad

    Comics are very powerful pieces of writing.  Students enjoy reading and creating comics. Two apps on the iPad,, Comic Life and BookCreator, allow students to create their own comics.  One of the best ways to engage your students in a story writing dialogue activity, is to use Comics.   What better way is there to show how writing […]

  • Science Fair Ideas

    Looking for Science Fair Ideas.  Check out Google’s Science Fair Springboard.               How about answering a few questions to generate ideas for a Science Fair Project.  

  • The Power of Puzzles

    What is the educational value for completing word puzzles? This is a great question, that has been debated by many educators. Working with spelling words and new vocabulary, seems like a justifiable use for using word puzzles.  However; when created by the teacher, the students require no creative thinking and often lack the comprehension and connection […]

  • Using Book Creator to Explore Non-Fiction Text Features

    Before you have students create a non-fiction book in Book Creator, you must explore the features in a non-fiction piece. Text features in a non-fiction piece of writing, is like story elements in a fiction piece of writing.  Just like you need to teach students about characters, setting, problem, plot and resolution before writing stories, […]

  • Collaborative Writes Benefit all Students

    Collaborative Writes Benefit all Students Collaboration strengthens writing skills and improves Communication  Sense of Responsibility to complete a task improves growth in Personal Awareness Sharing of Ideas with a diversity of opinions and styles promotes Positive Personal and Cultural Identity Sharing of Expertise with Peer Editing develops Critical Thinking Skills *Bolded Core Competencies  Using the iPads, collaborative writing […]

  • WWP Session 2 October 1, 2013

    Here are some of the documents we will be using today. Powerpoint Inspiration-powerpoint Powerpoint ResearchSkillsTeacher ResearchingSkills

  • WWP 2012-2013 Report

    I am pleased to share our WWP 2012-2013 Report. Thank you to our teachers who continue to work hard with our kids and their writing and use of macbooks for learning. Your support around the WWP big ideas helps to keep this program going. Thank you to the technology services staff who keep working hard to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]