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5 videos on grammar and word choice. There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that… Writing Lessons, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Services, Essay Writing, Grammar Lessons, Grammar Tips, Persuasive Writing, Language Lessons

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that…

Your students can improve their work by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of others. Two Rivers Public Charter School GRADES PK - 8 Middle School Ela, Middle School English, High School, Teaching Writing, Teaching Resources, Writing Curriculum, Writing Resources, Teaching Ideas, Readers Workshop

Learning From Peers’ Strengths

Students can improve their work by learning to recognize the strengths in the work of their peers.

Joy and Sadness (voiced by Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith) in the new Pixar movie "Inside Out" How many ideas can the folks at Pixar h. Film Pixar, Pixar Movies, New Movies, Disney Movies, Disney Stuff, Film Inside Out, Joy Inside Out, Billy Elliot, Disney Pixar

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy – TechCrunch

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with […]

EssayTagger is a web-based tool that helps teachers grade essays faster by eliminating the repetitive and inefficient aspects of grading papers. EssayTagger is not an auto-grader. You still do all the grading yourself, but now you can do it faster! Teaching History, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tips, Teaching Posts, Writing Curriculum, Essay Writing, Mastery Learning, Grading Papers, Learning

EssayTagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

A free tool to help teachers create their own customized Common Core-aligned rubrics.

How many kinds of stories are there? From Harry Potter, to Oedipus and Romeo and Juliet, scientists at University of Vermont use data modeling to figure it out. Six Story, Kinds Of Story, Story Arc, Plot Graph, Slaughterhouse Five, Data Modeling, Story Structure, Literary Criticism, Fandoms

6 Types of Stories Scientifically Proven to Make You Emotional

How many kinds of stories are there? From Harry Potter, to Oedipus and Romeo and Juliet, scientists at University of Vermont use data modeling to figure it out.

View full lesson: The point of fiction is to cast a spell, a momentary illusion that you are living in the world of the story. But as a writer, how do you suck your readers into your stories in this way? Nalo Hopkinson shares some tips for how to use Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Literature, Teaching Time, Writing Advice, Writing Prompts, Writing Help, Narrative Writing, Film D'animation

The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr

Never underestimate the power of an intriguing start. When analyzing the literary greats like Charles Dickens and Kurt Vonnegut, be inspired by their craft and learn how to write a tantalizing introduction and strong thesis.

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Free Technology for Teachers

Language is a Virus is a great site to cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos Interactive Sites, Writing Curriculum, Writing Prompts, Writer's Block, Get Started, Generators, The Cure, Finding Yourself, Language

Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos

Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos

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Experimental Game Turns Players into Poets and Writers

What do British Romantic Era poets and video games have in common? The answer is Elegy for a Dead World, an unlikely game that leaves the players with “no game to play,” but to explore three long-dead civilizations, observe, and make notes... or stories — or poems — or songs. The three lost worlds f...

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How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

“Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticizing the views of an opponent?”

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes - Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language. Education Quotes For Teachers, Education College, Steam Education, History Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Art Education, Mental Health, World Language Classroom

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Our partner Edutopia explains how Letters to the Next President 2.0—hosted by the National Writing Project, KQED and Educator Innovator partners—can productively bring the presidential election into classrooms to improve students’ argumentative writing and media literacy.

A crafty template for a revision fan, complete with teaching notes for any writing task. Arm yourself with a handful of split-pins and a set of these, and you'll have an instant revision tool to use again and again. Writing Curriculum, School Stuff, Fan, Hand Fan, Fans

Writing revision fan

A crafty template for a revision fan, complete with teaching notes for any writing task. Arm yourself with a handful of split-pins and a set of these, and you'll have an instant revision tool to use again and again.

A collection of practical and varied tips for helping to improve teacher wellbeing. These include wellbeing ideas to use across the school, on an individual basis and ideas for reducing workload and work-related stress. Library Skills, Library Lessons, Library Ideas, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Punctuation, Work Related Stress, Writing Curriculum

20 teaching ideas for revision

20 creative, dynamic and flexible ideas to ensure that revision is both meaningful and memorable!

Mary Gaitskill, author of The Mare, explains how a single moment in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina reveals its characters’ hidden selves. Writing Curriculum, Good Character, Anna Karenina, Mary, Characters, Entertaining, Figurines, Funny

Mary Gaitskill on the Key to Writing Good Characters

The truest parts of people aren't always the parts they reveal.

From 'Avatar' to 'Jurassic Park,' 'Beowulf' to 'Jaws,' All Stories Are the Same - The Atlantic Folklore, Literary Genre, Hero's Journey, Teaching History, Cozy Mysteries, Wizard Of Oz, Red Riding Hood, Archetypes, Creative Writing

All Stories Are the Same

From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.

Journalling - It makes you healthier, more creative, less stressed, and it even heals physical wounds faster. No joke. Love Journal, Journal Notebook, Writing Curriculum, Spelling And Grammar, Inspire Me, Inspire Quotes, Life Advice, Best Self, How To Better Yourself

9 reasons why writing in a journal should be your only resolution in the new year.

If you've got a list of resolutions, this one thing will cover them ALL.