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Aberfan - 50 years on. In October 1966, in Aberfan, South Wales, 116 children lost their lives when a coal tip engulfed their school.
Read my blog post for more information and writing ideas for older children.
#aberfan #englishonline #writingprompts #history
http://blackheneducation.blogspot.fr/
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Check out our FREE creative writing ideas over on our blog post. Ideas are based on the book & film 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children' http://blackheneducation.blogspot.fr/
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I love the paper sculptures of Su Blackwell. Great to use as writing prompts for children: Why is the box in the woods? What is in the box? Who is the child? What does he feel/see/hear/smell?
#creativewriting #englishonline #writingprompts #literacy
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Five Ways to Get Kids to HATE Writing I simply loved reviewing +WriteShop this school year. It fits the Writer's Workshop model and can help kids actually LOVE writing! Woohoo!
http://thisreadingmama.com/get-kids-to-hate-writing/
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Have you thought about encouraging your kids to write short autobiographies? Here are a couple of simple ways to get started. http://www.thebookchook.com/2015/02/lets-write-short-autobiographies-with.html
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I've gathered the articles at The Book Chook about teaching kids to write  into one place. You'll find advice from authors to young writers, tips and prompts for young writers, and advice for parents etc. I hope you might find some of this useful for your own children/students. http://www.thebookchook.com/2015/02/teaching-kids-to-write.html
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Getting kids started on writing is sometimes like pulling teeth! Today at The Book Chook, I'm sharing some ideas that might encourage your youngsters to flex their writer muscles - different ways to make their own prompts, as well as some digital resources. http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/11/writing-prompts-for-young-writers.html
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