As you can see I am trolling around the net for writing ideas. Someone loaned me a copy of Freedom Writers the other day. Very inspirational story. Great to think that a teacher could be so inspiring and the sense of hope that Erin Gruell allowed to grow in her class was impressive. The positive I took away from watching the video was the sense of purpose that she was able to inspire. I may just be getting old but I also found it a little bit disturbing that it was conveyed as a noble thing that she worked three jobs to pay for resources, and that her marriage collapsed because she spent all her time working. I haven't read the book and I know nothing more of the truth of her story than from watching the movie but...... ???? It just raised a few questions for me.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I've been browsing the net for resources to inspire our staff to be teaching writing in creative ways.
Here are a few links I thought worth sharing around.
Imagination Prompt Generator
The page is full of adverts but the ideas from the prompt generator are actually quite cool.
Writing Prompt Generator
A great little generator. Well worth a look.
31 ways to find inspiration for your writing
The main site this link is from is aimed at adult writers but the link is to quite a good list.
Ambleside Primary Crazy Story Machine
Scholastic Inspire Young Writers
2 Writing Teachers blog
I'm sure there are a million more great sites. Leave a comment with your best picks (although do understand that I will vet them and not publish any I consider rubbish or too full of advertising)