Writing Aid - Touchy feely words - Author Zoo
Every now and then I like to create another writing aid to pin to my writers pin board. These types of printables help me to access those parts of my brain that have been turned to mush during Nanowrimo. Use your senses when you write. Click on the image to download a PDF printable of ‘Touchy Feely’ words to pin to your inspiration board.
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How to Write Emotional Headlines to Get More Shares - CoSchedule
What makes headlines shareable? In a word: emotion. In this post, CoSchedule co-founder Garrett Moon explains how to write more emotional headlines.
One of the most boring and banned words in classrooms is ‘went.’ There are SO many synonyms that you’re simply trying at all if you stick with the word ‘went.’ Lucky for you, there’s hundreds (literally) of other ways to express yourself using the English language.
Writing Prompts for Writing with Imagery
This is a fun activity to encourage your students to use imagery in their writing. Students will look at different original pictures from around the world and describe them without using the most obvious, common terms. It will challenge them to stretch their narrative writing skills. ...
Literature Circles Complete Packet (includes Depth & Complexity Icons)
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The Power of the Senses: How to Fire Up Any Story Description - Helping Writers Become Authors
Writers must give readers a powerful emotional experience, via story description. Many of those emotions can be tapped by stimulating the five senses.
Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Literature Circles Book Clubs
Add some depth and complexity to traditional Literature Circles with this complete and ready-to-use resource!You will be amazed by the level of discussion and critical thinking that will take place among your students. Each Literature Circle role (listed below) is directly connected to 11 elements ...
Genre Mindmaps | creative writing blog
I’m very good at coming up with story “sparks” – too good, in fact – but I always find it a trial to develop those ideas into fully-fledged stories. One technique I use is to create mind-maps. I thought I would share my genre mind maps in case they can help you in your hour…
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol ~ Lesson Ideas
A wonderful list of learning resources and lesson ideas for Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol!