Whether it's a cabin in the woods or an inner-city apartment, here's all you need to plan the perfect writing retreat and get fresh words on the page.
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Transitions are changes and you want them to happen as smoothly as possible. Transitions can happen in the following circumstances of a story: Setting to settingCharacter to character (dialogue)Inner dialogue to action of storyOne time to another timeThere
Positive adjectives (aka 'describing words') help us to describe someone's characteristics in a more positive light. To give you some ideas
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Ready to help your students move beyond "nice" and "mean" when describing characters? Here are 6 ways to build their character traits vocabulary!
Expand your vocabulary with this list of positive words, A - Z. We think in words, and those words shape our lives. What are your words to live by?
We really learned a lot in 2013. Now it's time to put it all to good use.
When in doubt, scrapbook.
The Busy Writer 30 Day Writing Challenge: September - What Stories Can You Come Up With From These 30 Writing Prompts?
Goth baby names are dark, romantic - and surprisingly wearable. If dramatic and storied choices speak to you, this list might, too.
Download This Worksheet (PDF) This worksheet contains 3 pages of questions to help with worldbuilding cities. I’ve always been fascinated by the way cities develop; how they evolve defences, infrastructure, boundaries, and districts. Where they’re built, what they’re built on, why they’re built where they’re built, who they’re built by… All these questions seem ripe…
Teaching students how to write a paragraph is not an easy task! Especially since many children struggle to put their thoughts down on paper.
These emotional writing prompts will help you dive into your feelings, challenge you, and bridge the gap between your experiences & the page.
Writing Task 2 Models and Ideas - advice on how to write Introductions, Conclusion, using paragraphs and linking words, answering the question fully and using a wide range of appropriate vocabulary, complex sentences and accurate grammar.
If you love writing stories and want to make extra cash, we have a list of ways for you to make money writing short stories.
Download this colorful mini-poster to display in your writing center or on a classroom wall to showcase 100 words your students can use instead of "said."
From close reading to essay writing to vocabulary inspiration, these ELA posters are just the thing your classroom and students need.
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Here are five daily creative writing exercises that you likely won't see repeated across the internet. Try them and soak up the inspiration.
Engaging activities and ideas for teaching students to add dialogue
Ever felt you missed out on the real English class in school. Well, cheer up. This article would show you all you ever needed to know in English Language.
Learning how to write is like learning how to play a musical instrument: Once you learn the basic rules—grammar, spelling and punctuation—and are writing technically correct sentences, there’s a still the whole world of syntax, diction, and style to conquer. And this is where writers, like musicians, have opinions: Is…
When reading the work of literary heroes like Jane Austen, or modern-day masters like Sally Rooney, it can be hard to imagine that they began with an empty page (or screen). It's strange to think that Victor Hugo turned a pen and parchment into the beautiful tale of The Hunback of Notre Dame. Or
Seven good reasons to kill a character in your story and three bad reasons.
Learning how to start a story is an art form and a skill that needs to be developed. We have tips and prompts to help you get started today!
TEFL Online. ✅ TEFL courses. ✅ Accredited Certification. ✅ Do you want to sound more interesting? Use this list of descriptive words and step up your spoken language! This list has been chosen especially for ESL learners.
Do You Include Daily or Weekly Technical Writing Exercises into Your Schedule? Well, You Should. Learn the Best Writing Exercises and How to Utilize Them.
Certainly you have encountered a business situation where your feelings and emotions need to stay in check. Too much use of the word ‘I’, may sound aggressive to a client and they might feel like y…
Nothing to Prove, Everything to Improve
Have you ever done a Google search for "poetry ideas" to teach in your high school English classroom? Let me spoil those search results for you - THEY'RE LAME! Poetry, especially at the high school level, it too important to be treated as a coloring activity, or worse,
TEFL Online. ✅ TEFL courses. ✅ Accredited Certification. ✅ When writing in a formal manner for work reports, essays, or emails, you can improve the quality of your content by using a range of linking words that can highlight similarities, contrasts, and contradictions.