Writing 101

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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

  • Debbie Darley
    Debbie Darley

    Will definitely use this graphic organizer. Thanks!

  • khalid abdul kareem
    khalid abdul kareem

    Simple and practical !

  • Genie Back
    Genie Back

    Love it! Easy to read. Breaks it down so nicely.

  • Arrington Shamrock
    Arrington Shamrock

    Great graphic! TY

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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

  • Darryldean Goff
    Darryldean Goff

    Erika Reidy this is a Killeen share.

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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  • Author Sherrie Miranda
    Author Sherrie Miranda

    How can I copy & paste this on my SOS4teachers blog?

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

5 tips on how to write dialogue