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Writing 101.

Pens, pencils and keyboards ready! We've compiled some of the best resources to make the ideas of young writers flow.

The Old Fashioned Way, from Blots and Plots blog -- tips on how to write your novel!

The Old Fashioned Way - Blots & Plots

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling. Great for creating writing prompts to help students develop their stories.

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [AS an INFOGRAPHIC]

Great infographic from the Oatmeal.

How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal

Theme & Main Idea. Teach kids to learn the difference between the two, and they will FINALLY understand how they both function in books!

Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Teaching about author's purpose helps your students learn why the author wrote the story or article. Teaching author's purpose to your students is a great way to discuss the different varieties of text out there.

J. R. R. Tolkien's 10 Tips For Writers

J. R. R. Tolkien 10 Tips For Writers

15 Fun Ways to Beat Writer's Block #weareteachers

Blog - WeAreTeachers

Writing is super, super important. Here are 5 tips to get you started.

5 tips on how to write dialogue

"Hook Your Reader" Anchor Chart from "Write On, Fourth Grade!"

Write On, Fourth Grade!: "Hook ' Yer Reader" Part 2!

What should I write about? Useful resources to generate ideas for starting stories. Great for student writing!

technology rocks. seriously.: What the heck should I write about?

Meaningful writing tasks by grade level. Great activities for your students!

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Personal Narrative Anchor Chart

How to Start a Great Writing Center: 6 great tips for schools.

How to Start a Great Writing Center

Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.

Google Lit Trips - Dec 8, 2009 - Google, Google Earth - Teq Blog

"I don’t know what to write!" Sound familiar? Eliminate this excuse with these helpful tips.

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Great tips. 15 Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers | Education Rethink

Fifteen Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers