Change Passive Voice to Active Voice When a sentence is written, it can either be written in active voice or passive voice. Active voice describes a sentence where the subject performs the action stated by the verb. For example: Tom changed the flat tire.Passive voice describes a sentence where the subject is acted upon by the verb. For example: The tire was changed by Tom. In most cases, writing sentences in passive voice is discouraged because it can obscure the subject of the sentence, and confuse the reader. Defining Passive Voice Every sentence contains, at minimum, a subject and an action. When a sentence is in active voice, the subject is doing the action and the subject typically comes before the action in the sentence. I swim. When a sentence is in passive voice, the subject is being acted on by the verb and the subject typically comes after the action. Swimming is something I do. Some sentences also contain objects - the thing being acted upon. Anna hits the ball. That same sentence in passive voice reads:
How to Write a Fanfiction: 12 Steps Edit Article Four Parts:Exploring the Source MaterialPlanning Your Own StoryWriting Your MasterpieceGetting Your Work Out ThereQuestions and Answers Fanfiction refers to a type of fiction using the settings or characters of an existing work in tribute to it. If you're a big fan of a certain fictional universe, you may choose to write about some of its characters yourself, either expanding the official story or changing it altogether. Although the readership of fanfiction tends to be quite low and niche, the people reading what you'll write are bound to be as passionate about the source material as you are. Fanfiction is a fun and creative way of expressing your love for something, and the possibilities are virtually limitless. Ad Steps Part 1 Exploring the Source Material 1Choose source material to work from. Part 2 Planning Your Own Story 1Determine your scope. Part 3 Writing Your Masterpiece 1Begin your action early on. Part 4 Getting Your Work Out There 1Post your story on a Fanfiction outlet.
Writing Challenges Ice, Water, Steam For this week’s writing challenge, take on the theme of H2O. What does it mean to be the same thing, in different forms? Hindsight is 20-20 What if you had the power to rewrite history? Countdown ‘Tis the season for suspense-building lists. Digging for Roots In this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge, tell us about what makes you, you. Overheard This week’s writing challenge revolves around my favorite inspiration: eavesdropping. Pie Food evokes all the senses: the scent of pastry baking, the sound of a fork clinking on a plate… This week, make our mouths water with stories about pie. Oh, The Irony This week’s challenge explores one of the oldest — and trickiest — literary devices. Find a Muse in the Masters Write a new piece using Nighthawks by Edward Hopper as your inspiration. The Butterfly Effect The idea that everything is connected becomes most interesting when applied to ourselves. Genre Blender The Unreliable Narrator Interview
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
Ash’s Guide to RPG Personality & Background :: The Guide A Great Tool for Creating Stories Using Maps March 14, 2017Esri Story Maps is a web tool that enables you to combine the power of maps and narrative text to create engaging and inspiring stories to share with others. Besides maps, your stories can include places, locations, and geography. You can also embed a wide variety of multimedia materials to tell your stories. These include: videos, images, texts, shapes and many more. Esri Story Maps provides several story map designs to use for your stories. Story Map Journal: Create an in-depth narrative organized into sections presented in a scrolling side panel. Check out this page to view more story maps’ design options. Courtesy of Edshelf.
Making Graphic Novels | reMIND An interview with Ian Hannin, a professional comic colorist with many high profile titles under his belt including: BatmanSupermanSpider-ManX-MenSpawn! JASON BRUBAKER – Hey Ian. Thanks for taking the time for this interview. To start things out, How did you become a comic colorist? IAN HANNIN - No problem, Jason. Let's go back to 1995. JASON BRUBAKER – What a great story. When you color, do you use any photo reference or do you just pull it all out of your head? IAN HANNIN - If I need photo reference, it's usually for background elements. JASON BRUBAKER – It seems like that is a pretty common practice now days. IAN HANNIN - I do have some custom brushes, but I use them sparingly. Ninety-Nine percent of the time, I'm using the lasso tool and the airbrush to render the lighting set up by the inker. JASON BRUBAKER – I see. IAN HANNIN - I flat my own pages. JASON BRUBAKER – How long does it take you to color a page? IAN HANNIN - Well, I sure don't claim to be the fastest colorist in the biz.
Writing Prompts, Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration Writing : Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts Topic Starters, Picture Prompts, and Thought-Provoking Questions for You to Answer "The best learning comes in the doing, and writing from prompts engenders doing. Many writers and bloggers seek out articles, prompts, and story starters to get their creative juices flowing. We've also listed recommended resources outside of our domain featuring more free writing prompts, story starters, daily writing exercises, visual art prompts, and writing topic generators. Writing & Photo Prompts, Tools, & Generators on Creativity Portal "Novels, short stories, flash fictions, memoirs, personal narrative and creative nonfiction, even poetry — all have found publication from their start as writing prompts." — Judy Reeves Take Ten for Writers Exercises Get creative with these exercises from Bonnie Neubauer's Take Ten for Writers! Brickstorming Your Legacy Brick What would you write on your legacy brick in 3 lines with 14 characters each? Be Creative!
Vol.#51: Edtech in Images | Teaching Speaks Volumes For this week’s post, I’d like to share a few images with quotes in relation to my thinking on #edtech. I’ve talked about my passion for integrating technology from free iPad Apps for the ELA classroom to my list of tech tools for this upcoming year. I’ve also said technology is the power tool of education, and if you have a leaky pipe but grab a hammer, you are missing the point. A tool is only as good as the user. I saw this picture via a tweet from Zach Snow which makes a similar point brilliantly: This brilliant tweet from the brilliant Josh Stumpenhorst explained how too many teachers have this attitude surrounding technology integration: At first glance, it would look like these two images might be poking fun at those that use educational technology at all, but really it’s about using it correctly. Even if one weren’t inclined to use technology in the classroom, its use is required in several Common Core standards. Like this: Like Loading...
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