Homework Help - Writing Sentences and parahgraphs Posted by Crystal on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:55pm. You’ve applied for a specific job in your field of study. The Human Resources Department arranges an interview and tells you to bring with you a polished piece of writing for them to evaluate your writing skills. The paragraph must describe one particular experience you’ve had that inspired you or guided you to choose the type of position for which you applied. Your audience is your potential employer and your purpose is to show you have thought carefully about what and/or who has motivated you toward this career choice and why. In addition, you want to convey your enthusiasm for this position as it relates to your inspiring experience. 1. I worked for a In Home Care Provider and my position was eliminated after 8 years. so I went back to school. Here is what i have so far... Writing Sentences and parahgraphs - Writeacher, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 7:48am Is this your freewriting? Answer this Question Related Questions
Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z By: Ruth Sylvester and Wendy-lou Greenidge While some young writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies like digital storytelling may boost motivation and scaffold understanding of traditional literacies. Three types of struggling writers are introduced followed by descriptions of ways digital storytelling can support their development. What it means to be literate has broadened to not only include traditional literacies, reading and writing print text for example, but also to reflect the needs of students living and learning in a digital world. Technological literacy refers to the skills needed to adequately use computers. Creating digital stories invites students to employ old and new literacies, and through the process of creating a movie they erect, explore, and exhibit other literacies. Ruth (first author) met Kyle, Ray, and Colleen (all names are pseudonyms) a few years ago while conducting research on struggling writers. Struggling writers Kyle Ray
Sentence Fluency | WriteToLearn English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What if... What would happen if you could fly whenever you wanted? What do you think... What do you think of 3D movies? What...misc. What do you like most about yourself? How... How do you feel when it's your birthday? I wish... I wish I had a million... When... When you are angry, how do you look? Which... Which quality best describes your life--exciting, organised, dull--and why? Why... Why is it important to be honest? Misc... Do you think there is too much fighting on t.v.
A Writer’s Guide To Free Apps For Inspiration & Organization Any creative writer should have three main aims: write, stay organized and get published. The following list of free websites and apps for writers aims to help you do just that. Get Inspired Sometimes inspiration hits and you know exactly what your next story, poem, or dare I say it, novel, is going to be about. There’s no limit to the number of online idea generators out there, but to get you started, here are a few good ones: The website Archetype offers a variety of idea generators, depending on what you need help with. The Big Huge Thesaurus, a resource for looking up synonyms, antonyms and rhymes, is another place where writers can get free prompts. A special mention also goes to McSweeney’s for their Thirteen Writing Prompts feature. Start Writing Now that you have your idea, and want to get started on your story, it would be a good idea to use a distraction-free writing app like OmmWriter or a minimalist text editor. Stay Organized You could also use MakeUseOf’s popular Gmail tip.
30 Ideas for Teaching Writing Summary: Few sources available today offer writing teachers such succinct, practice-based help—which is one reason why 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing was the winner of the Association of Education Publishers 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Materials. The National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced Writing Project teachers. Since NWP does not promote a single approach to teaching writing, readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques. These ideas originated as full-length articles in NWP publications (a link to the full article accompanies each idea below). Table of Contents: 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing 1. Debbie Rotkow, a co-director of the Coastal Georgia Writing Project, makes use of the real-life circumstances of her first grade students to help them compose writing that, in Frank Smith's words, is "natural and purposeful." ROTKOW, DEBBIE. 2003. Back to top 2. 3. 4.
EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation st Little Libraries have people thinking (and reading) outside the box MADISON, Wis. – Todd Bol wanted to honor his mother, a former teacher and book lover who died a decade ago. So two years ago, Bol built a miniature model of a library, filled it with books for anyone to take, and placed it outside his home in Hudson, Wis. He says people loved it. "People just kept coming up to it, looking at it, patting it, saying 'oh, it's cute,' " Bol recalls. From that idea, hundreds of similar Little Free Libraries are popping up on lawns across the country. PHOTOS: Little Libraries around Wisconsin But they all hold books. "Take a book, leave a book," says Bol, explaining in a nutshell, the basic concept of these tiny libraries. After building the first library, Bol thought the idea had potential to spread. Together, they have helped launch a small, but growing movement. The men provide logistical assistance and support to people who want to become mini-librarians. Today, Little Free Libraries can be found in at least 24 states and eight countries, Brooks says.
Persuasive Picture Books « Read… Write… Talk… This week we have been working on persuasive writing and speaking skills. Some of the picture books I use are explained below. I read to my students are Earrings! We also read Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose . Another picture book that you can have students write persuasively is Old Henry. I talked about this book in an older post ( to see that click here). My student’s favorite activity we do with persuasion is I have them create a product and then create a persuasive commercial to sell it using two of the techniques we study in class. Like this: Like Loading...
Schools BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities: Grade 3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. “When I woke up on Saturday morning, I had no idea I was in for the craziest day of my entire life…”). Grade 5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. Grade 6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Books about Books! | Children's Picture Books about Books book recommendations, books about books, children's books, library, new books | 2 comments We’ve checked out books about Christmas. Books about Snow. After watching this video trailer for the book It’s a Book, by Lane Smith I was inspired to look for more books about books to read with the kids. We check out books from the library every week and enjoy story time every night before bed with the kids, so why not feature a book week that was all about books. Books themselves deserve to be the star once in a while! BookSpeak! By Laura Purdie Salas, Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon Find BookSpeak! BookSpeak! Characters plead for sequels, book jackets strut their stuff, and we get a sneak peek at the raucous parties in the aisles when all the lights go out at the bookstore! The Incredible Book Eating Boy Written and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers Find The Incredible Book-Eating Boy on Amazon. Like many children, Henry loves books. But one day he feels sick to his stomach. I am the Book Book! It’s a Book