Heather Franzen ~ Art and Ilustration Scaredy Cat is my first picture book, part of a series of short stories that I call Stories Without Words. Readers are given the freedom to create their own narratives and interpretations. I began this project in late September 2012, starting with story development and character design. My deadline was October 31, allowing myself only one month to complete the 47 pages. I dedicated all my free time to Scaredy Cat and finished the entire book with a few days to spare. How Lewis Carroll’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil and Digital Communication Kinder by Maria Popova “If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe.” I have a friend who writes me wonderful letters.
THE BEATLES ESL/EFL Resources- Songs for teaching « Chestnut ESL/EFL Reading Comprehension- Online Activity (SOURCE: saberingles.com.ar) English language teaching material (SOURCE: beatles.esllistening.org) LESSON PLAN ON THE BEATLES STORY VIDEO WITH ACTIVITIES (SOURCE: efllecturer.blogspot.com) Listening Exercise 1 (SOURCE: soundsenglish.com) Listening Exercise 2 (SOURCE: soundsenglish.com) The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories A key concept that’s important for students to learn is the importance of engaging with the text — not just being a passive reader. There are obviously many effective instructional strategies to help them practice that lesson. One pretty explicit way is for them to have access to reading “choose your own adventure” stories where they are periodically given choices of what they want characters to do, and then participate in the construction of the story itself. The Goosebumps series of books is a well-known example of genre. In the world of English Language Learner teaching, these kinds of stories are also called “Action Mazes.” There are many other examples of “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories on the Web that are accessible to English Language Learners, and “The Best…” list will links to them.
Results on ReadWriteThink Find content from Thinkfinity Partners using a visual bookmarking and sharing tool. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. Punctuation There are some general rules which you can apply when using the comma. However, you will find that in English there are many other ways to use the comma to add to the meaning of a sentence or to emphasise an item, point or meaning. Although we are often taught that commas are used to help us add 'breathing spaces' to sentences they are, in fact, more accurately used to organise blocks of thought or logical groupings. Most people will now use commas to ensure that meaning is clear and, despite grammatical rules, will drop the comma if their meaning is retained in the sentence. Jane Austen and the art of letter writing No, the image to the left is not a newly discovered picture of Jane Austen. The image was taken from my copy of The Complete Letter Writer, published in 1840, well after Jane Austen’s death in 1817. But letter writing manuals were popular throughout Jane Austen’s lifetime, and the text of my copy is very similar to that of much earlier editions of the book, published from the mid-1750s on. It is possible then that Jane Austen might have had access to one. Letter writing manuals contained “familiar letters on the most common occasions in life”, and showed examples of what a letter might look like to people who needed to learn the art of letter writing.
Make a Classroom Newspaper: EnchantedLearning.com You can create your own newspaper. Students can be reporters, researching and writing newspaper articles. Topics for articles can include interesting things that have happened in the classroom or school, events that occurred in your town, family milestones (did someone have a birthday recently, or win an award?), a sports tournament, extreme weather, or an interesting local person!
PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories If you’re a parent, you’ve probably wondered about what sorts of tools and interactive apps are available that can help you teach your child to love reading. Well, if so, here’s an app you can’t miss. A new application called PlayTales aims to instill a love of books in pre-schoolers and early readers by offering interactive versions of books for them to enjoy. Create Audio for your site with a Free mp3 player Create an Audio Message for your Website in 3 Easy Steps. No audio software or player downloads needed! You're 3 easy steps away from adding audio to your website. AudioPal makes it simple to create your message and embed your free audio player in any personal website or blog. Choose one of the following to create your message:
How to Write a Letter Our grandparents and great-grandparents wrote letters all the time: to their friends and families, to the bank manager, to express condolences, to complain, to invite someone to visit, to accept an invitation and to thank people for hospitality or gifts. Nowadays, we don’t need to write letters very often and it’s become a dying art. Emails, Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging mean that we can stay in touch all the time. There are still, however, times when writing a letter is appropriate, and it’s good to know when, and how to write one. This page explains different types of letters, from informal to formal, and how to write each one. On this page, we are talking about writing letters that will be sent by post - snail mail - not by email.
Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics.