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jane mcveigh-schultz

Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns - - 52 views

    a great article about how to avoid putting your reader to sleep with abstract language
Nate Fish

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens - Harvard Business R... - 143 views

  • Everyone who applies for a position at either of my companies, iFixit or Dozuki, takes a mandatory grammar test.
  • But grammar is relevant for all companies. Yes, language is constantly changing, but that doesn't make grammar unimportant. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet.
    Great overview of how much we have to communicate more correctly as we communicate more technologically.  Planning to look at this with all of my students.
Cathie Howe

Not So Far, Far Away - 169 views

    An excellent resource Kit of ideas for exploring Persuasive texts through a Fairytale context
Martin Burrett

Daily Writing Tips - 125 views

    A useful blog with a new daily writing idea to try out in your class.
Marc Patton

Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) - 6 views

    Welcome to the Purdue OWL. We offer over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing Research Grammar and Mechanics Style Guides ESL (English as a Second Language) Job Search and Professional Writing
Martin Burrett

Online Idiom Dictionary - 88 views

    As a rule of thumb you want to have a lesson that's the Bee's knees. Psych yourself up with is idiom dictionary with over 5,000 entries.
Carol Mortensen

National Council of Teachers of English - 35 views

    The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: "The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language."
Paula Haapanen

Mr Daley - 102 views

    Lots of explanations and tools to help you with reading and writing. I particularly like the 'essay organizer' that you can find under the 'Quick links' heading
Rob Reynolds

50+ Ways To Create Digital Stories With Students | The Edublogger - 3 views

    Great resource post for creating digital stories
    Creating stories using web tools is fun and engaging for student while also teaching them new skills
A Strang

Welcome to Great Source iwrite! - 5 views

    A variety of templates, tutorials, and graphic organizers introduce and explain the major forms of writing (narrative, persuasive, expository, research, response to literature) and help students develop practical writing skills - from coming up with a topic idea to publishing a polished work. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft for Learning Essentials, these tools offer solid instruction from the popular, research-based Write Source series of writing programs.
scott L

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - 0 views

    This is a useful index of rhetorical terms / devices.
Peter Olm

Thought Control. - 1 views

    Thinking, literacy and education in the middle years of schooling
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