45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ – Writers Write Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. They are known as padding or filler words and generally add little to your writing. A List of Creative Writing Prompts to Make Your Students Love Writing Writing can be a chore, even the imaginative exercise of creative writing. To open the floodgates of their imaginations, learners can always use creative writing prompts to generate ideas. As we have mentioned in the past, regular writing helps improve your learners’ creative and analytical skills.
Tips for writing book reviews Luisa Plaja Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. If you're stuck on what to say in a review, it can help to imagine you're talking to someone who's asking you whether they should read the book. Author Luisa Playa gives her top tips for writing reviews:
Conjunction Words which connect words, phrases, clauses or sentences are called conjunctions (see "to conjoin" = join, unite). The most common ones are 'and', 'or' and 'but'. These words all have different nuances and connotations but they all help to build up meaningful relationships within a sentence. Commas in English, English comma rules - Writing English The main rule for the use of commas in English is: Keep your sentences clear. Too many commas might be distracting; too few might make the text difficult to read and understand. Always check your texts on readability. This requires some practice, however, as first you must know which commas are necessary and which are optional. The following chapters contain explanations on English comma rules. In our exercises you can practise what you've learned.
Blackout Poetry There’s something positively thrilling about carrying a pristine bundle of brand new books into your classroom library, introducing them for the first time to wide-eyed students, then seeing this exuberance repeated multiple times — hopefully over many years — on the faces of countless students as they read a great book for the first time. Despite gallant efforts of classroom teachers to prolong their existence, there comes a point in the life of every classroom library book when it is finally time to say goodbye. Where do good books go to live out their final days? If you’re like me, discarding a once valued member of our classroom into the trash is simply not an option. Once their covers are torn, entire chapters are missing, and who-knows-what is stuck between the pages, create blackout poems to repurpose and honor the memory of old, worn-out books. Blackout Poems
Found Poetry – Dipping their toes into the poetry world – The Canswedian Engl... I actually just sat here for 10 minutes trying to think of some witty little limerick I could use to introduce this blog posts about poems. Nadda. Not a thing.. and I am supposed to be an English teacher who teaches poetry. Don’t get me wrong, I love poetry. I love the way it makes my soul feel, and how it is an expression of ideas and feelings. Poetry is many things to many people. What Shakespeare Sounded Like to Shakespeare: Reconstructing the Bard’s Origi... What did Shakespeare’s English sound like to Shakespeare? To his audience? And how can we know such a thing as the phonetic character of the language spoken 400 years ago? These questions and more are addressed in the video above, which profiles a very popular experiment at London’s Globe Theatre, the 1994 reconstruction of Shakespeare’s theatrical home. As linguist David Crystal explains, the theater’s purpose has always been to recapture as much as possible the original look and feel of a Shakespearean production—costuming, music, movement, etc. But until recently, the Globe felt that attempting a play in the original pronunciation would alienate audiences.