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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers. By Maria Popova By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F.

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more. Please enjoy. How To Encourage Kids To Read & Write Every Day. National Literacy Trust provides tips to parents to develop children's reading skills Helping a child to develop their reading skills and love literacy is a real challenge, but it’s also one of the biggest and most rewarding responsibilities of parents.

How To Encourage Kids To Read & Write Every Day

Reading opens a child’s eyes to the world around them, opens their imagination to worlds they have never experienced, and reveals opportunities for them that are so often closed to people that struggle to read and write. There are many different barriers to literacy; poverty and gender inequality may stop people from being given the opportunity to learn, while geography – simply living too far from local schools or libraries – makes it too difficult for many to reach the resources that are available. Don’t make time a barrier for your child. Playing board games can be great for your child’s literacy and communication skills. Playing board games is a great way to practice communication skills. For teachers and librarians — Worldquake – Dragon's Green by Scarlett Thomas.

Monster Story Competition : Alma Books. Secondary Annual Literacy Review 2016 17 4 Writing skills Advice. Secondary Annual Literacy Review 2016 17 4 Writing skills poster. Latest free writing competitions from Writers & Artists. Writers & Artists and Retreat West have teamed up for a free writing competition that offers you the chance to win a place on one of Retreat West’s incredible writing retreats.

Latest free writing competitions from Writers & Artists

All you have to do is write a short story no longer than 1,000 words! Schoolzone. Henrietta Branford Writing Competition Rules. It’s very easy!

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition Rules

The competition will be open to any young writer under the age of 19. Six winners will be invited to the celebration party in London at which the Branford Boase Award is given. There they can meet Dame Jacqueline Wilson and other authors, editors, publishers, agents, and other professionals in this field. Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award. This award encourages teachers to explore a book in detail, by not only looking at the author and the text, but also immersing their classes into worlds of possibility thinking.

Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award

Teachers may decide to use their chosen book as part of a theme they are teaching with their children, it could be an author study, or maybe a one off exploration - the choice is theirs! The response can be presented in any way, e.g. through information technology, dance, art, drama, writing, music, spoken presentation or any combination of these.

UKLA invites teachers to submit entries for the 2016 award based on the 2015 shortlists. For more information, view the Guidance for Teachers. Entries are invited any time during the autumn term 2015 and early Spring term 2016. View past winners Winner 2014. Private Peaceful resource - Into Film. This resource, produced in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and aimed primarily at Key Stage 3, is based around the film Private Peaceful - the 2012 screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book of the same name.

Private Peaceful resource - Into Film

It provides a timely, in-depth and collaborative way to mark the centenary of the World War I with your students. From script analysis to investigating the science of chemical warfare and the geography of war torn landscapes, the resource spans six different themes. For each of these themes - which include curriculum links to History, English and Science - you'll find teachers notes, discussion questions, recommended activities and worksheets. The Library: a new short film on the wonder of libraries - video.

And now let’s hear a little bit from director Jason LaMotte on the inspiration behind the film The Library: The story told in The Library initially came from wanting to explore the relationship between memory and place.

The Library: a new short film on the wonder of libraries - video

I have strong recollections of my neighbourhood library in Houston, Texas in the US. I can recall the layout, where certain sections of books were, the smells, and the sounds. Stimulating Story Writing : Taylor-Francis - Book2look. Illustrations in search of a story. The Twickenham Trials. Google Maps. World Book Day: Costume ideas. Ah it’s that day again… World Book Day, when parents up and down the country engage in a manic panic to find a suitable costume that their little one is happy to wear!!

World Book Day: Costume ideas

If you want to avoid the last minute desperate emptying of the dressing up box, Book Aid International has help at hand! To make it that little bit easier to prepare, the charity has produced 13 dress-up sheets with easy step-by-step instructions to get your kids ready for World Book Day. There are lots more fundraising ideas and educational resources for schools and libraries at too. Every year, Book Aid International provides up to one million new books donated by UK publishers to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Digital Poetry. Periodic Table of Storytelling. Generation Diary - Digital Diary - Anne Frank Trust. Where Reading Is Fun! PBS KIDS. 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information. 500 words resources. 500 words: Random Words. StoryCloud. Vimeo. World of Stories.