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100 Words to Know...go ahead...test yourself!!!

SimiLes, use Like or aS, only way I ever remember... Does it have an L or S? than no it is not a simile, check metaphor. Indirect vs. direct comparison contests ensue.

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This gave me an idea for one of my favorite quotes: Take a picture of hands in family and hang under the quote: "Un homme est qu'il a fait, par ses mains voyons sa coeur." ( A man is what he has done, by his hands we see his heart.) -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hyperbole - A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in, "I could sleep for a year" or "This book weighs a ton".

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How to Outline by The Writing Doctor, via Flickr

Onomatopoeia- Teaches students a new word using definitions & pictures (Precious Holmes)

Explains beginning and advanced punctuation. Can be a handout for students to refer to, or a overhead.

How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps (Or 311 steps if you're counting the various edits)