1. Agreed. If we start students with 140 characters, we allow them to find their voice in a non-threatening, non-committal way – the same way you found your voice.

    Who would like to keep up the twitter feed about #[school]camp?
    Any budding poets?
    What about skinny fiction?
    Can you tweet from the perspective of historical characters? If a random tweep were in a story, what kind of character would they be?
    Analyse a famous person’s feed. Are they writing their own tweets? how do you know?
    Tweet to send an important message to a company or NGO?

    At the end of a particular time frame of experience, ask the question, “What have you learned about yourself as a writer?” Could be interesting.

    Janet | expateducator.com

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