Do Not Fear Shakespeare: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker 1. In your group, choose one of the five acts from the book Romeo and Juliet. This is first come first serve so I suggest you pick which act you would like to translate quickly. 7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It’s why people can sit on a draft for weeks—every time they take “one more look,” they can find a way to make it better. While it’s definitely a fun challenge to see how long you can keep finessing your work, it’s not always practical. After all, your boss usually doesn’t want you working on that press release for weeks on end while you try to brainstorm the perfect opening line.
35 Random Idea Generators for Writing a Romance Novel Who doesn’t love a good idea generator? It not only helps supply you with endless inspiration at the touch of a button but it’s a great way to waste a few hours…or days. Below is a list of random generators for you to try out. This Website Shows You What Reading Is Like When You’re Dyslexic A website created last week is providing a fascinating look into what some forms of dyslexia look like, and the results are a must-see. The goal is for people without dyslexia to appreciate how hard it can be to read or do math for their peers who do. The website isn't an across-the-board view of what it's like to have dyslexia, but it's an eye-opening experience to see words and letters so distorted. “A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experiences reading. She can read, but it takes a lot of concentration, and the letters seems to 'jump around,'" the site’s introduction reads.
Writer Worksheet Wednesday: Things I Love Creative Writer Worksheet – Things I Love About Writing (PDF) Here we are, the beginning of a brand new series: Writer Worksheet Wednesday! Having deja vu? I began my writing worksheet series with Things I Love and I still think the heart’s a good place to start (or restart). Interpret these prompts in any wild and willful way you like, just make sure you cover every centimetre of white space with your impassioned scribblings. What’s not to love?
Psychology for Educators [And More] A lesson plan for all levels – in 10 ½ simple steps Preparation: Some fascinating recent studies have shown that on average teachers spend about 30 min preparing for each of their classes. Meanwhile other studies (conducted on planet Earth this time) show that such a time allocation may actually be unrealistic. This post is for teachers who live on planet Earth and who know that there are times when one may have to enter a classroom having only had a couple of minutes to prepare (not that such a thing has ever happened to me… ). It is in situations like these that one needs a simple, straightforward and easy to implement ‘reusable lesson plan’.
How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life By the end of this post you will have a nagging urge to use an excel spreadsheet. Don’t make that face—I know you’re a writer and not a data analyst. Or if you are a data analyst—I get that you’re on this blog to get away from your day job. 64 Online Writing Tools For Writers, Bloggers & Authors — The Writing Cooperative 64 Online Writing Tools For Writers, Bloggers & Authors Download a PDF of these online writing tools for your next writing project. Word Processing (More than just Word and Pages)
Teaching with Graphic Novels Comic books have long been contraband in the classroom. These colorful stories are most often thought of as a distraction hidden behind the math book for slacking students. However, modern graphic novels have emerged as an effective teaching tool that can help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading. Many are beginning to view them as literature. Today, many American students are spending significantly more time consuming visual media than books.