Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant Commonly Confused Words Commonly Confused Words (printable version here) Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings often cause writers trouble. Are You Empathic? 3 Types of Empathy and What They Mean You might recall President Bill Clinton's famous quote, "I feel your pain." It suggested that he had empathy and it made him seem more human and in touch with his constituents. Did he really mean it? And, is feeling someone else's pain a good thing, or a bad thing? Psychologist Mark Davis has suggested that there are 3 important types of empathy. The first is a purely "cognitive" form of empathy that he terms "Perspective-Taking."
Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. Show Full Text “I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words,” Sundberg told Bored Panda. “For example the color sapphire is a light blue to me (since that’s the color of the sapphire on my engagement ring), but a sapphire can also be a very dark blue. I doubt there can be an ‘official color guide,’ as color is so subjective.” Sorry, you're not my type: 10 online typing tutors I have to confess that typing is not my strong suit. Oh, I’m not terrible or particularly slow but I use a modified HNP that is not pretty or elegant. It does get the work done, though. My typing speed is somewhere around 35 words per minute. It occurred to me that typing is an integral part of writing these days. Speed = $$$
Basic English Grammar Course - Free Online Test Still not sure whether or not The Basic Cozy Grammar Course is the right course for you? Please feel free to take this test. If you can correctly answer all, or most, of the questions on this test, you likely don't need this basic course and should look toward a more advanced grammar course. I Underline the nouns in the following sentences. 1.Mary told the gardener about the flowers. 2.Night sank upon the dusky beach and on the purple sea. 3.Above the altar in the chapel John saw a beautiful picture. 7 ways to practice emotional first aid You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, right? No questions asked. In fact, questions would be asked if you didn’t apply first aid when necessary. So why isn’t the same true of our mental health? We are expected to just “get over” psychological wounds — when as anyone who’s ever ruminated over rejection or agonized over a failure knows only too well, emotional injuries can be just as crippling as physical ones.
Free Word Cloud Generator Word clouds can be extremely useful for gaining insights into virtually any large body of text. They can be used to study such things as corporate reports, political speeches, historical documents, news reports, public opinions, tweets, and so forth. This particular word cloud generator is designed to be not only flexible and easy-to-use, but also to produce high-quality, visually appealing word cloud images. In the images created by this word cloud generator you will find that the most frequently occurring words within your text appear toward the center of the cloud, while less frequent words appear at the periphery. You will also notice that the size of each word varies in direct proportion to the frequency with which it appears in your text.
17 Fantastic Apps Made Especially for Writers An increasing number of writers are being dragged (kicking and screaming in some cases) into the 21st century. They’re abandoning the use of pen and paper and starting to embrace the wealth of excellent writing apps currently available, all of which have been designed to make their working lives easier, more efficient and ultimately more enjoyable. As all writers know, penning any text from a short story to a novel, research paper or script is a fragmented process, which involves weaving together various characters, plotlines, ideas, and most probably hundreds of notes scribbled in notebooks scattered around the house or office, into one unified passage of text. Every writer will benefit from an app which will make this task any less arduous than it has to be. The 17 excellent apps explored in detail below guide writers of all types through every stage in the writing process, from initial idea formulation to the final draft and beyond. Advertisement
20 more awesomely untranslatable words from around the world If only you could use these words in Scrabble. Photo: Jeremy Mates When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, but that part of the essence of the word is lost as it crosses from one language to another. This often is due to different social and cultural contexts that have shaped how the word is used. English Games and Activities for 3 year olds - ESL Games and Activities - eslHQ i also teach this age group for 30 minutes once a week (I have 15 different classes) I have found that generally there attention span is about 5-7 minutes. And I have found that using repitition in my activities is great also so I do the same activity every other week as the first time I do it they are just figuring it out and understanding directions and the second time they typically understand the activity better and put the vocab into their memory instead of trying to figure out my directions!! Things I have found to work: 1. "Feed the Monster": I took an old folgers coffee container and turned it into a monster.
Why We Cry: The Science of Sobbing and Emotional Tearing by Maria Popova Why it’s easier to prevent a crying spell than to stop one already underway. The human body is an extraordinary machine, and our behavior an incessant source of fascination. Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson