45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' 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. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Adding modifiers, qualifiers, and unnecessary adverbs and adjectives, weakens your writing. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the padding word ‘very’. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. If you enjoyed this, you will love: Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson
Global SchoolNet: Home 101 Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics | Ereading Worksheets 101 Persuasive Essay Topics By: Mr. Morton Whether you are a student in need of a persuasive essay topic, or a teacher looking to assign a persuasive essay, this list of 101 persuasive essay topics is a great resource. I taxed my brain to create this huge list of persuasive essay topics relevant to today’s society, but I believe it was worth the effort. Download this list in RTF formatDownload this list in PDF format Should students be allowed to have phones in elementary and high schools? Looking For Something Else?
Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation I was recently in a third grade classroom and was struck by the presence of rules that were posted for how to have a conversation. The poster said, "Each person must contribute to the discussion but take turns talking. Ask each other, 'Would you like to add to my idea?' or 'Can you tell us what you are thinking?' Having visited many middle and high schools, I think these same rules could -- and probably should -- be posted there as well. Maybe you have also observed how common it is nowadays for students to not know how to have a conversation. 8 Tips for Speaking and Listening While it is impossible to know all of the reasons, there is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community. 1. Make a point of having one-to-two minute interactions, one-on-one, at least a few times each week with students who struggle conversationally. "Really?"" 2. 3. "What happened to make you feel that way?"" 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Sentence Hacking Through Social Media | Moving Writers Image via Pixaby.com Today we bring you another amazing guest post from Jeremy Hyler, a middle school language arts teacher and co-director of the Chippewa River Writing Project. He is the coauthor of Create, Compose, Connect: Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools with Troy Hicks. There is no arguing that the landscape of teaching students how to write has changed and continues to evolve. Students aren’t just writing anymore with their pencils and paper, they write in a number of different spaces and with different devices. Students don’t consider spaces such as Facebook, Emails, Twitter, or even Snapchat writing spaces. One of the ideas I want my students to think hard about are those spaces where they write. Turner writes: “I see digitalk as a complex and fascinating combination of written and conversational languages that adolescents use when they text, when they instant message (IM), and when they participate in social networks” (37). CompoundComplexCompound-complex
European Schoolnet Academy Write About - Challenge: Write about peeling a potato for at least 3 paragraphs. I felt the potato in my hands. The skin was smooth, with little dimples where the eyes were. It was about the size of a large orange, with light brownish skin mostly covered by dirt and muck. It fit wonderfully in my hand. I reached for the faucet, hearing the water swish out like a waterfall falling from a snaky silver mountain. I pushed the potato under the stream of water and watched as the mud came off in flakes and rivers. I shut off the water and carried the potato to the counter. I set the knife in the sink.
Ateneu - Materials i recursos per a la formació - Departament d'Ensenyament - Programar és prendre decisions Recull de materials que faciliten el debat pedagògic dels equips docents de l'escola per a la millora dels aprenentatges dels seus alumnes Per a què serveix la programació? La programació d'una escola és el conjunt de decisions que prenen els equips docents per aconseguir uns objectius. Aquestes decisions afecten els diferents elements que intervenen en el procés d’ensenyament-aprenentatge. La programació és fruit de la reflexió pedagògica dels equips docents i respon bàsicament a 4 preguntes que fan referència als alumnes: Què han d'aprendre? Segons el tipus i la naturalesa d'aquestes decisions faran referència a tota l'etapa, a cada cicle o nivell o a cada unitat didàctica o projecte. La programació es pot recollir en diferents suports, però sempre haurà de ser un instrument flexible i obert, en constant construcció i revisió. Materials per a la formalització de la programació Cada escola ha de disposar dels seus propis models de programació.