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Responses. Welcome to LEO: Literacy Education Online. The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives : NPR Ed. Why do you do what you do?

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives : NPR Ed

What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream? Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students. He co-authored a paper that demonstrates a startling effect: nearly erasing the gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years with a short written exercise in setting goals. Jordan Peterson teaches in the department of psychology at the University of Toronto. Experiments going back to the 1980s have shown that "therapeutic" or "expressive" writing can reduce depression, increase productivity and even cut down on visits to the doctor. Free Creative Writing Prompts #22: Success. Creative Writing Prompts About Success. All of us want to be successful in something.

Creative Writing Prompts About Success

Fortunately for us, everyone has different ideas of what success is. We all have unique ways of achieving success and finding inward happiness. If you are writing you probably want to write successfully and have work that you are proud of. Use these creative writing prompts to help you write about success. Fiction Creative Writing Prompts 1. 2. 3. The Secret to Improving ESL Reading and Writing Skills: Summary Writing.

Your ESL students are working on their reading and writing skills, right?

The Secret to Improving ESL Reading and Writing Skills: Summary Writing

CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests. Tom Bello Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools Adult Education June 1997 Writing is a continuing process of discovering how to find the most effective language for communicating one's thoughts and feelings.

CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests

It can be challenging, whether writing in one's native language or in a second language. Yet, as adult English as a second language (ESL) learners put their thoughts on paper, see their ideas in print, and share them with others, they find they develop a powerful voice in their new culture (Peyton, 1993; Tran, 1997). Bayne - Tips for Improving Your Written Work. The Internet TESL Journal Kristofer Baynebayne [at] icu.ac.jpInternational Christian University (Tokyo, Japan) This article covers five practical tips for students to self-review, revise and improve the pre-submission standard of work written in English.

Bayne - Tips for Improving Your Written Work

Introduction for Teachers This worksheet describes five practical ideas to encourage students to improve their writing in English before it arrives on your desk. It is addressed directly to students and where feasible contains working examples of problems we often encounter in our students' writing. You may wish to have the students read it, then act on the advice, or you may isolate given suggestions and raise them in the classroom using the examples given or your own. Improving Writing Skills: ELLs and the Joy of Writing. - Editors of the American Heritage Dictionary, 1980, p. viii "Teacher, do we need our pencils today?

Improving Writing Skills: ELLs and the Joy of Writing

" my Puerto Rican elementary students would urgently ask when I came to their classroom to escort them to my English as a Second Language classroom. I was a student teacher in a Massachusetts elementary school, and it took me awhile to figure out the correlation between the pencil and hallway behavior. If I replied, "Yes, you should bring a pencil," the walk to my classroom took 15 minutes and involved a lot of disruptions, student squabbles, drifting students and other various misbehaviors.

As a student teacher, I was very focused on keeping order and creating a challenging learning environment. So, what was the correlation? » 7 Tips for Formulating the Perfect Five-Paragraph Essay. Do you want to write a five-paragraph essay that makes your mama proud?

» 7 Tips for Formulating the Perfect Five-Paragraph Essay.

In case you missed it, here’s the secret ingredient: structure. These seven tips will help you formulate the perfect five-paragraph essay. Start With an Outline Mapping out your essay before you begin writing helps you stay on point. Start by jotting down the following subheads, inserting ideas and research as you see fit. Introductory Paragraph/Thesis StatementFirst ParagraphSecond ParagraphThird ParagraphConclusion Get to the Point. The Best Spelling Sites. There are a lot of sites out there designed for spelling practice.

The Best Spelling Sites

I thought it would be helpful to create a “The Best…” list to narrow them down a bit. For English Language Learners, and for others, the best spelling sites are ones that offer audio and also use the words in the context of sentences: Catch The Spelling is a series of games specifically geared towards English Language Learners. The Alpha-Bot game. It’s a nice game where you first listen to the word spoken and then have to find the correct letters to spell it. Spelling quizzes from The Interlink Language Center. Kidspell has a ton of spelling games, and you can also easily create ones using your own spelling lists. Word Sort is from Houghton Mifflin. The Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee.

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Making a Doctor's Appointment - ESL Dialogue. Making a Doctor's Appointment Doctor's Assistant: Good morning, Doctor Jensen's office.

Making a Doctor's Appointment - ESL Dialogue

How may I help you? Patient: Hello, I'd like to make an appointment to see Doctor Jensen, please. Doctor's Assistant: Have you been in to see Doctor Jensen before? Patient: Yes, I have. Personal statements and resumes. Compare Contrast Essays. Www.mdc.edu/Kendall/collegeprep/documents2/TRANSITIONAL WORDS AND PHRASESrevised815.pdf.

Cause/Effect Essays. Guidelines for writing a SUMMARY. Guidelines for writing a SUMMARY with IN-TEXT CITATIONS Christine Bauer-Ramazani The purpose of a summary is to give the reader, in a about 1/3 of the original length of an article/lecture, a clear, objective picture of the original lecture or text.

Guidelines for writing a SUMMARY

Most importantly, the summary restates only the main points of a text or a lecture without giving examples or details, such as dates, numbers or statistics. Skills practiced: note-taking, paraphrasing (using your own words and sentence structure), condensingExamples of acceptable paraphrases and unacceptable paraphrases (= plagiarism): Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It Before writing the summary: For a text, read, mark, and annotate the original. Writing your summary--Steps: Organize your notes into an outline which includes main ideas and supporting points but no examples or details (dates, numbers, statistics). In his book The Pearl, John Steinbeck (1945) illustrates the fight between good and evil in humankind.

Outlines

Write On Reader - Forms of Writing - Story Starters. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation. Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids.

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Argumentative/Persuasive Essay Writing. Finding Reliable Sources. APA Style Guides and Resources. EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. Spelling Practice.