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A Humorous Look at the Top 8 Myths About Teaching High School English

A Humorous Look at the Top 8 Myths About Teaching High School English | English Education | Scoop.it
Teaching High School English is nothing like TV. It's better. Being a high school English teacher is nothing like mainstream media portrays it. It's worse. I hope you enjoy my attempt at teacher humor.

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ESL Creative Writing Worksheets

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Creative writing worksheets for teaching ESL or EFL

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Creative Writing Quotes.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, April 19, 2014 5:01 PM

I liked a lot of these quotes, check them out 

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9 Qualities of Good Writing

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There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can write, and those who think they can’t. And, very often, both are wrong. The truth is, most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We are all capable of producing good writing....

 

Words matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets.

 

Yet, so often, they are overlooked. Think of this way: If a visitor came to your website without its branding in place (logo, tagline, and so on), would he or she recognize it as yours? Are you telling your story there from your unique perspective, with a voice and style that’s clearly all you?

 

Here, in no particular order, is what I’ve learned about the necessary qualities of good writing (or content, in our digital vernacular), based on my own 25 years’ working as a writer and editor… and even longer career as a reader....


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Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:01 PM

I really liked this article about writing. It was very reminicent of almost every article we've read so far, along with the various chapters in They Say, I Say. It talks about how good writers support what they are saying with plenty of data, which is something we all need to make sure of in our research essays. I also like how it says that good writing comes in the rewrite, similar to the idea behind the shitty first draft article. All of these ideas and "secrets" behind how to write successfully are ones we've discussed in class- it's just a matter of actually implementing them into our papers.

Forrest z. Tappan's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:41 PM

I completely agree with Sarah. This article hold so many compilations to what we have been reading for class, especially in They Say, I say. I have been told many times and have grown accustomed to  believing that for every equation you add to a paper, you loss half of your readers. This is very evident if you look at the more popular articles and book. However it time I veer away from that mind set and start thinking like a research paper writer. This article has giving me some very good tips on how to rethink the way i write for this course. Specifically, Ann--the author-- make  a point that writing should be simple but not simplistic. Being more of a creative writer LOVE to confuse my readers with fancy words and alliteration and what have yous, but Ann stats that this is just not appropriate. I look forward to using what iv learned in my work.

Christopher Philbin's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:38 PM

Just what makes good writing? These are some key points that will help the novice get on their way to becoming a better writer for sure.

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How to Survive the First Week of Teaching High School English - Or Die Trying - Weird Little Worlds

How to Survive the First Week of Teaching High School English - Or Die Trying - Weird Little Worlds | English Education | Scoop.it
Getting ready for your first week of teaching high school English? Don't sweat. Here are 10 ways to make this year your best one ever. Or your money back. (How to Survive Your First Week of Teaching High School English - Or Die Trying.

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9 Outstanding Apps to Teach Creative Writing

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9 OUTSTANDING APPS TO TEACH CREATIVE WRITING


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Alissa Huk's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:39 AM

A great way to further enhance not only G & T but all students

Angela Tynes's curator insight, March 24, 2014 2:39 PM

Let's check out these creative writing apps!

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Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques

Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques | English Education | Scoop.it

We weren’t all born to love verbs and spend hours toiling lovingly over word order and yet as small business owners and marketers, one of the most important hats that we necessarily wear is “writer”.

 

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”

 

Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....


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Matt Rees's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:15 AM

"Meh" does seem to be the new word on the web. It's not exactly good writing, but let's not hold that against them....

Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:37 AM

Good article! Lots of useful hints to help add spark and clarity to one's writing. I found the tips on he/she/it/them especially insightful. A good example of personable writing on a specific topic as well.

Valerie Robins's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:14 PM

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”


Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....

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Creative Writing: Topics, Tips & Guidelines

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Creative Writing: Topics, Tips & Guidelines...

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Angela Tynes's curator insight, March 24, 2014 2:35 PM

Such a dense site for my creative writing students!