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Mrs. Dawson

Digital Writing Workshop - Troy Hicks - 15 views

Mrs. Dawson

Draft No. 4 by John McPhee - 9 views

    A piece published for The New Yorker about the importance of multiple drafts and the editing process. 
Dana Huff

Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater - 11 views

    Free online tool that checks spelling and grammar and plagiarism and offers writing suggestions.
Dana Huff - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fo... - 5 views

    Checks writing for readability levels, including Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, SMOG Index, and Automated Readability Index.
Keith Schoch

Fightin' Words: Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing - 15 views

    How to use picture books as mentor texts with middle schoolers to move students beyond simply persuasive writing to the argumentative writing that is required by the CCSS.
Leslie Healey

Creative Nonfiction: a definition and appreciation - 14 views

  • For a while the NEA experimented with “belles-lettres,” a misunderstood term that favors style over substance and did not capture the personal essence and foundation of the literature they were seeking. Eventually one of the NEA members in the meeting that day pointed out that a rebel in his English department was campaigning for the term “creative nonfiction.” That rebel was me.
  • literary craft in presenting nonfiction—that is, factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid manner. To p
  • real demarcation points between fiction, which is or can be mostly imagination; traditional nonfiction (journalism and scholarship), which is mostly information; and creative nonfiction, which presents or treats information using the tools of the fiction writer while maintaining allegiance to fact.
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  • George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London, James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon, and Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff are classic creative nonfiction efforts—
  • communicate information (reportage) in a scenic, dramatic fashion.
  • offers flexibility and freedom while adhering to the basic tenets of reportage. In creative nonfiction, writers can be poetic and journalistic simultaneously
  • inematic techniques, from scene to dialogue to description to point of view, to write about themselves and ot
Rose Black

Plagiarism checking tool - the most accurate and absolutely FREE! - 12 views

    In this technological age a plagiarism checker is essential for protecting your written work. A plagiarism checker benefits teachers, students, website owners and anyone else interested in protecting their writing. Our service guarantees that anything you write can be thoroughly checked by our plagiarism software to insure that your texts are unique.
C Reed

Easy Street Prompts - 14 views

    Easy Street Prompt story starters from Writers Digest Mag
GoEd Online

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators - 27 views

    101 of the best websites for English (ELA) grammar, writing, reading, ESL, vocabulary, spelling and more.
ten grrl

Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers - ReadWriteThink - 10 views

    Podcast on varying topics, published monthly.
Dana Huff

Mr. Palmer Discusses His Fellow Minor Characters « Jane Austen's World - 6 views

    This blog post would be fun to turn into a writing assignment: Have minor characters in a novel your students are studying discuss the other minor characters in the manner of Mr. Palmer.
Leslie Healey

Going Short - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 8 views

    concise review of what makes cogent, stylish prose. Just addressed this in class last week, and not nearly as succinctly as yagoda!
Adam Babcock

Dell Haiku | Scholastic - 9 views

    Write an original haiku for a chance to win exciting prizes from Dell!
Rachel Thompson

Assessing Student Writing - 17 views

    Using Jing and Google Docs to provide feedback for student writing.
Suzanne Rogers

Everything Makes Them Sick - Interactive Feature - - 2 views

    Photo essay on chemical sensitivities
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