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Writing Group Structure

Every group has their own make-up: some only do critique, some are genre selective, many are concentrating on getting published, some limit membership to published author only. 187 more words

The Use of Words

 In 1920 Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a complete story in six words. He won. Later, he considered it his best work. The power and beauty of using words and having the skill to use them effectively is a beautiful thing when done correctly. 877 more words


Fun With Definitions, Part 1

Today, we take a peek in the dictionary and learn a few new words.  Because word of the day calendars are great, but I don’t have time to look at one word every day.   227 more words


Student Journaling & Student Growth

During the first week of school, students in Emily Vanfleteren’s 7th grade english classroom kids were asked to write for 8 minutes in their journal. Students were give the choice between two prompts for their journal entry. 434 more words

Educational Technology

Using Archaic Words is as Bad as Using Made-Up New Ones

Aulus Gellius, Attics Nights 11.7

“One Should Avoid Very Archaic Words That Have Become Antiquated and Fallen Out of Use”

“Using words that are obsolete and worn down seems as affected as using uncustomary or new ones of harsh or unpleasant character. 487 more words