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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.

    Writing 101

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    #1. Constructive Daydreaming

    11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks

    One school's family writing night.

    Slice of Life: Family Writing Night

    Useful graphic organizer to help students build an argument.

    Teacher Resources

    Advice to beat writer's block from my 8th grade WriMos. #NaNoWriMo2014

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

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

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    How to Write a Good Essay Task Cards

    WeAreTeachers: The Bones of a Good Essay

    Not just for students. :)

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    Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules for Writing

    Neil Gaiman's Eight Rules for Writing

    A good reminder.

    The Grace Inherent in the Writing Process

    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.

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    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

    Check your literary vocabulary with this list!

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    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.

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    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.

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    15 Fun Ways to Beat Writer's Block #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