Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?

Collaborating in Class and Online, Grades 3-8

Publishing podcasts, writing digital stories with "choose your own adventure" endings, and collaborating with students around the country through wikis, Skype, and VoiceThread, Julie D. Ramsay never imagined that she and her fifth grade students would be forging a new frontier using technology to support writing lessons.

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Publishing podcasts, writing digital stories with "choose your own adventure" endings, and collaborating with students around the country through wikis, Skype, and VoiceThread, Julie D. Ramsay never imagined that she and her fifth grade students would be forging a new frontier using technology to support writing lessons.

In a school district with minimal resources and a prescriptive curriculum that makes originality a constant challenge, Julie could have continued teaching grammar and ...read more

About the Author(s)

When Julie Ramsay was in fifth grade, she was a struggling reader who did not receive the help she needed in the classroom.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Writing Reimagined
Chapter 2: Poetry to Podcasts
Chapter 3: Storytelling for This Generation
Chapter 4: One Size Does Not Fit All
Chapter 5: The Whole is More Than the Sum of Its Parts
Chapter 6: Stepping Back in Time
Chapter 7: Passion and Persuasion
Chapter 8: Learning Far and Near
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 136 pp/paper
Year: 2011
Item No: WEB-0847
ISBN: 978-157110-847-0

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