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The Secret Recipe for Writing a Perfect Pitch

The Secret Recipe for Writing a Perfect Pitch | English | Scoop.it

Writing a book is easy…at least when compared to what we need to do after we finish. We had 50,000 to 100,000 words to write our novel, and now we have to condense that down into a couple of paragraphs for an agent pitch, query letter, Amazon description, or back cover copy.

 

It feels unfair. Mean really. After all, if we’d wanted to write something short, we would have written a short story.

 

But it’s not as scary as you might think if you break it down into a formula. If formula sounds too scientific, then think of it as baking cookies and this is your secret recipe to cookies a pitch that will make anyone’s mouth water.


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Kevin Fuenzalida's comment, May 6, 2013 3:35 PM
Does the story immediately engage the reader's interest, or does ramble on?
Kevin Fuenzalida's comment, May 6, 2013 3:35 PM
Are the characters fleshed-out, convincing, three- dimensional?
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Play Magnetic Poetry Online!

Play Magnetic Poetry Online! | English | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:57 PM

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OzSo's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:35 AM

perfecto para celebrar el día mundial de la poesía //

for this 21st, celebrating poetry's day declare by UNESCO in 1999.
 

Amanda Long's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:18 PM

WOW how cool?  Students could take pictures of their finished products and submit to be graded.

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Downloadable lesson materials - ELT Resourceful – The Science of Smiling

http://elt-resourceful.com/downloadable-lesson-materials/

http://eltresourceful.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/elt-resourceful-the-science-of-smiling.pdf

This lesson is about why smiling, even when we don’t feel much like it, can actually make us happier. The lesson starts with a short video, demonstrating the impact of smiling on the ‘miserable’ people of Edinburgh. After some brief discussion, the students go on to read a text about the various scientific findings about the emotional impact of smiling.


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How To Teach English Infographic - Kaplan International Colleges Blog

How To Teach English Infographic - Kaplan International Colleges Blog | English | Scoop.it

Kaplan love researching the world of ESL education and finding out more about how people learn English. We surveyed more than 500 ESL teachers, including our own, from around the world to discover what tools they use to enhance their lessons.

Take a look at the results in our infographic! Do you agree with the findings? Let us know by leaving a comment.


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Literature

What is literature?• Literature is the total of preserved writings belonging to a given language or people.• Literature is the class or the total of writi

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Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book

Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book | English | Scoop.it

Common Core is akin to telling you that students have to learn how to play tennis or piano. They are expected to know the game. The game? Deconstructing text. Because in the real world you need to be able to understand text, create text, and interpret text. The Common Core does NOT state that you cannot teach poetry, fiction, or narrative nonfiction. What it does say is that you must teach ANALYSIS. Kids need to know how to deconstruct text. All text. English teachers lament all across the nation that they cannot teach their poetry unit as is. And they can’t. We, English teachers, no longer just teach content. We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content. If you are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you.


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Jennifer Bausman's curator insight, December 11, 2012 4:07 PM

Best quote, "We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content.  If ou are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you."

 

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Poems That Rhyme - Beautiful Rhyming Poetry

Poems That Rhyme - Beautiful Rhyming Poetry | English | Scoop.it
Hope you enjoy sharing these wonderful poems that rhyme with your friends and family. Rhyming poetry can put a huge smile on anyones face.

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Simple Tips For Students Learning English

Simple Tips For Students Learning English | English | Scoop.it
It may seem daunting at first, but there are some simple real-world tips for students learning english that should help the process along.

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Being Bilingual Helps: ESL, Localization and Technical Communication

Being Bilingual Helps: ESL, Localization and Technical Communication | English | Scoop.it
Being a bilingual technical writer makes you a valuable asset to your company, especially when English is the second language for almost everyone else.

“‘Following your privies e-mail,’ is ‘privies’ the correct word?” Questions like these are pretty common in ESL (English as a Second Language) environments, where, as a bilingual technical writer, you are one of the few, and possibly the only native English speaker in a team, department, or even the entire company. Working in an environment where everyone else is communicating in a strange language (i.e. not English) poses several challenges, especially during this age of globalization. Possessing a second language can help you overcome them, and even turn out to be an important asset where you can demonstrate your added value by being the localization bridge between your team and your customers and the business world at large


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Podcasts and articles for learners at the intermediate level

Podcasts and articles for learners at the intermediate level | English | Scoop.it
Better at English: Free English lessons podcast based on authentic English usage, idioms, slang and everyday English conversations. Improve your vocabulary: Listen to English and learn English in just a few minutes a day.

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(Infographic) Summary from Latest Surveys about #EdTech in K-12 Classroom

(Infographic) Summary from Latest Surveys about #EdTech in K-12 Classroom | English | Scoop.it

Technology use is ubiquitous in K-12 classrooms across the U.S.  The Pew Research Center (2013) surveyed teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) classes about their use of education technology, or “EduTech”, including cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards (commonly written as “SMART boards”).  They found that these new media not only influence teachers’ teaching methods, but students’ learning processes as well. Some teachers feel that a digital lifestyle has given today’s students a shorter attention span, and as a result, many educators have striven to make their style of teaching more engaging.

Technology affects  the lesson planning and professional development of teachers. Respondents to the Pew survey were described as tech-savvy overall, but they still had to put in extra work to master technological tools.


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