How I Read Slush: 3 Lessons for Writers Agents talk a lot about query letter writing and how we manage the slush pile. There’s the flip side of that too: once we request your material what happens? Well today, you get inside my brain. 5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it’s a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app’s built-in features aren’t good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new. In fact, some Instagram clients are better than the official app.
Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! Short Stories at East of the Web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor
Seven Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” is “unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” (His perhaps ironic observation prompted Sylvia Plath to write, over a hundred years later, “The woman is perfected / Her dead / Body wears the smile of accomplishment.”) The sentence comes from Poe’s 1846 essay “The Philosophy of Composition,” and if this work were only known for its literary fetishization of what Elisabeth Bronfen calls “an aesthetically pleasing corpse”—marking deep anxieties about both “female sexuality and decay”—then it would indeed still be of interest to feminists and academics, though not perhaps to the average reader. But Poe has much more to say that does not involve a romance with dead women.
16 Little-Known Teacher Tools By Jessica Sanders Educational technology is quickly becoming a normal part of classrooms around the world, bringing the demand for more tools to an all-time high. Because of this, whether you use technology to organize your lesson plans, manage grades and attendance or engage every student in class, there’s a tool for you. However, finding the best ones can be time consuming, not to mention some of the most popular tools are expensive to use, so we did the work for you. Here are 16 little-known tools that every teacher can use to make their life easier and their lessons more fun—and almost all of them are free. LiveBinder How to Get Your Students Writing with Only 6 Words We’ve all been told we need to bring writing into our art rooms. But, it can be difficult to find both the time and a way to create a meaningful connection between the two disciplines. A few years ago, I came across the idea of 6-word stories and decided to give them a try in my classroom. The premise, which is to write a story using only six words, seemed like it might work well for our limited amount of time together. I had no idea if it would work well or not. Although my students balked a bit at first, once they gave it a try, the results were wonderful.
Caldwell ESL Lesson Plans Lesson topics for Year 1 are listed below alphabetically. Click on a topic and you will get a page with links to the lesson plan itself and to accompanying classroom resources such as maps, pictures, flash cards, listening activities, vocabulary activities, exercises, and dialogues. You can open, print, or download the individual documents, or you can download the entire set of files by clicking on the final entry, which is a self-extracting zip file you can save to your computer. The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2015 Ready to improve your writing — and maybe even make a living as a writer — this year? Our 100 Best Websites for Writers list is back and better than ever. Thanks to your suggestions, this year’s list includes both well-established favorites and bold newcomers. We struggled to whittle it down to just 100 — there are so many fantastic resources out there for writers! — and could probably create a second list of 100 based on all your recommendations. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!
35 Content Creation Tools Everyone Needs To Know About The success of a website or another type of online project is determined by the content you publish. It doesn’t matter how much you invest in ads and marketing; your efforts won’t yield results if you neglect the power of great online content. First, you should realize what your target audience is, so you can determine the attention span of your average reader. Then, you can use some of the following 35 content creation tools to produce powerful and relevant online publications. Tools for Creating Textual Content Listly: People love lists!
Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015) Conjunctions and subjunctions combine clauses. What is a clause? It´s part of a sentence. There are two types of clauses: 1. Teaching Resources We live in a three-dimensional world. Every object you can see or touch has three dimensions that can be measured: length, width, and height. The room you are sitting in can be described by these three dimensions. The monitor you're looking at has these three dimensions. Even you can be described by these three dimensions.
101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part I What if someone went through the biggest and best blogs on the internet, and pulled out the very best-of-the best tips for fiction writers? That’s what I’ve attempted to do here. I can’t guarantee there aren’t some amazingly helpful writing tips that I haven’t included, but this is a good start. I’ve also tried to steer clear of really obvious tips like “show, don’t tell” or “make your characters unforgettable,” in favour of ones that are less often discussed. To learn more about the tips, click through to their original articles. 10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning September , 2015 As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths. In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning. Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning. 1- VideoNotes