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Final Project: Online Literary Journal

DP #55: Writing Advice

Read the provided handout with quotes from published writers. When you’re done, write down some writing advice of your own and be prepared to share with the class.

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Poetic Forms: the Sonnet

DP # 52: Laughter

Freewrite for five minutes about what makes you laugh.

Today, you’re going to try your hand at writing a sonnet, arguably the most popular form of poetry in the world.  

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Poetic Forms: Terza Rima and Cinquains

Daily Prompt #51: Terza Rima

Terza Rima is a poetic rhyme structure used by the famous poet, Dante Alighieri.  Terza stands for “three” which means every stanza is comprised of three lines. 

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Poetic Forms: the Villanelle

DP #50: Fear

What are you afraid of? Write for five minutes. This can be great fodder for poetry!

Hi folks!

Today, you’re going to try one of my favorite types of structured poems: the villanelle.

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Limericks and a Crash Course in rhythm, meter, and rhyme

DP #49: Catharsis

You’ve been away for two weeks. Take ten minutes to write about what you’ve been up to!  :)

This week’s focus in on highly structured poetry.  

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9 Writer’s Workshop Apps and Websites — Class Tech Tips #education #edtech #globaled

Are you teaching writer’s workshop or looking for resources for your ELA classroom? Integrating technology tools into writing is important for so many reasons. Technology tools can energize your writer’s workshop and prepare students for the digital world.

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Recent Reads: Ancillary Mercy

“I feel a bit unqualified,” I confessed to my dad. “A lowly indie author criticizing a Nebula award winner?”

The man who always provides unflinchingly candid feedback on my manuscripts observed that acclaimed works don’t always stand on their own merit. 536 more words

Science Fiction