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Decodable Books Written by Teachers. Decodable Books Written by Teachers These creative works were designed to be decodable for students who know all five short vowels and common consonant digraphs.

Decodable Books Written by Teachers

The authors restricted content to one-syllable words with short vowels, where consonant digraphs and consonant clusters are decodable for readers. They also used the 50 most common words in English, mostly function words needed to read any text, like the, a, of, is, to, etc. However, no irregular words like friend or sword were used in the making of these books. Clicking on a link will download a PowerPoint of the book. Sam the Ant, by Eleanor McDavid Bob Is Lost, by Amanda Cummings Sam's Trip to the Doc, by Heather Lewis I Can Swim! Bob the Cat and His Nap, by Cambre Prater. Story Starters.  From the Editor. Take me out to the Ballgame by Derek Alger Originally published on August 1, 2014 My mother was the baseball fan, grateful for the arrival of the Mets as an expansion team in 1962 after the loss of her beloved Dodgers who left Brooklyn for Los Angeles at the end of 1957 season.

 From the Editor

The Last Time Originally published on March 1, 2014 My grandparents on both sides had names from a distant past, names more likely to be found in history books than at contemporary social gatherings. Read a Short. Certificate Programs. The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program offers certificate programs for those students who prefer a structured course of study.

Certificate Programs

Writers’ Program certificate programs are designed to provide perspective, knowledge, and training in several dynamic writing fields. The breadth and depth of the coordinated, sequential offerings allow you to define and pursue career goals, select courses keyed to your interests, discover or develop your potential for professional growth, and acquire necessary skills. A grade of “C”or better must be earned in all courses in order to fulfill requirements.

Courses may be taken either onsite or online. The following certificates are available from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program: For more information, click on the links below or call a Writers’ Program advisor at (310) 825-9415. Certificate Brochure Creative Writing Certificate Program FAQs Screenwriting Certificate Program FAQs. Online Course Schedule - Creative Writing Courses. About PunkPen. About PunkPen What’s it all about?

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What am I doing here… what are we living for? Writers' Village University - Writing Courses. Week 2. Description and Objectives Begin working on our first paper.

Week 2

Readings Logos, Pathos, and Ethos Word Specificity Concrete Images Metaphors and Similes Comma Splices Assignment Write about something you support. After you have finished writing your paper, do the following: Examine the use of logos in your paper. Foreignpolicycrw.wikispaces. Writing what you know: 3.1 Involving all of the senses - OpenLearn - Open University - A215_1. In an indoor location write down three things for each of the following: sounds that you can hear;textures that you can feel;odours that you can smell;flavours that you can taste;objects that you can see.

Writing what you know: 3.1 Involving all of the senses - OpenLearn - Open University - A215_1

Discussion Having the sensory perception is one thing; writing about it is quite a different matter. We often need to use metaphor and simile to describe our perceptions. Even the most established writer struggles and strives to find phrases that can translate perception in an original and meaningful fashion. For instance, in a story called ‘The Barber's Victim’ (Neale, 1995, p.68), I described a young lad, drenched by the rain, entering a new, grown-up world – a barber's shop – for the first time. Your writing will always benefit from exercising your sensory awareness. Conventions in Writing: Usage Videos - College Composition Tutorials & Lectures. About this chapter Conventions in Writing: Usage - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives Good writing is about more than having an amazing storyline or a solid point of view backed by great facts.

Conventions in Writing: Usage Videos - College Composition Tutorials & Lectures

To write well, you also need to understand some basic concepts, like tone, voice and sentence structure. These lessons cover those topics, along with helping you understand the characteristics of good writing. In this chapter, you'll learn to do the following: Write with good diction to develop style, tone and point-of-view. Sentences Crisp, Sassy, Stirring. DRAFT - Opinionator. John Wells and I have been together a very long time.

DRAFT - Opinionator

If you haven’t heard of Wells, he’s a C.I.A. operative who plays the starring role in a series of espionage thrillers that I started writing a decade ago. Random House published the first, “The Faithful Spy,” in 2006. I planned to kill Wells off at its end, a la John le Carre’s Alec Leamas. But my editor told me I couldn’t end with a fade to black, that I’d have to have a funeral. I found I couldn’t write the scene. Since then, Wells has proven too tough to die, or maybe too mean. Wells predates my wife, Jackie, and our daughter, Lucy. All of which is another way of saying that John Wells has markedly enriched my life — an impressive feat for a man who doesn’t exist.

DRAFT - Opinionator.