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posted Mar 22, 2018, 12:26 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 12:43 PM ]

"The way I see micro writing or writing to learn is as it sounds; short, informal writing tasks: A few sentences, a definition, a facebook status update (or twitter tweet). We’re not talking about a full-blown essay but we’re a step further on than note-taking. Short but formulated and thought-out sentences that help students think more deeply about language or ideas presented in class. The idea is not to communicate ideas to others but to process and understand concepts for ourselves." 

"Micro writing is something that shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes. Asking students to write a few sentences to clarify and get to grips with a topic, vocabulary or an idea. Not only does it help students gather their thoughts together, it helps you as a teacher check if a student has truly grasped the point you are trying to make..."

Questions and/or Prompts to Write OR Talk About

posted Mar 15, 2017, 12:58 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 1:03 PM ]

The NY Times's 'Learning Network' posted a Student Opinion question every school day for years. 
Here are 163 of them - '163 Questions to Write or Talk About'. Each question has some comments about it. Some of the questions are 'dated' such as 'Who will win presidency?' (2012 election)

(Note that anytime you see a LONG list on a Website or a document, 
you can search the page for a keyword by Holding down 'CTRL' and pressing 'F'. 
Type in your keyword and the number of times it is on the page will appear - it may be zero. Click the arrows to go down through them or back up.)

See also,

Storybird - Visual Storytelling platform

posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:47 AM by Jeffrey Jones

...for writers, readers, & artists of all ages.
  • Create
  • Discover
  • Learn
  • Connect
(you have to PAY to download books/creations but they can be viewed online.) screenshot

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