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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.

Classic Star Wars Comics are terrific for using as Story Starters.

17 Excellent Writing Guides for Academics and Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

How to Write a Good Essay Task Cards

WeAreTeachers: The Bones of a Good Essay

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Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules for Writing

Neil Gaiman's Eight Rules for Writing

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10 Verbs that are contronyms (a word that evokes contradictory or reverse meanings depending on the context).

10 Verbs that are contronyms

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Handy word wheel for finding different ways to write emotions.

WriteGirl, a non-profit program, provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.

How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

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Check your literary vocabulary with this list!

Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

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Writing tips to craft an interesting story.

How to Write Interesting Stories

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

The Old Fashioned Way - Blots & Plots

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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]

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Great infographic from the Oatmeal.

How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal

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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

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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

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Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.

15 Fun Ways to Beat Writer's Block #weareteachers

Blog - WeAreTeachers

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

5 tips on how to write dialogue

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Why do writers write?

Writing - The Stenhouse Blog

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

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

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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?

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Great advice to help students write stories.