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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.

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

10 Verbs that are contronyms

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

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

Writing tips to craft an interesting story.

How to Write Interesting Stories

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

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.

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