Prosopopeia has students pretending to be great speakers from the present and past. You try to imitate the character and voice of a famous person, often in a novel setting. The more dramatic students really get into it. But even shy students can benefit, pretending to be someone else for a while.
This online activity invites students to plan, draft, revise, and publish a book review. Important writing tips and a professional writing model are included. Plus, enjoy the online library of student reviews!
Noteworthy Sentences A collection of model sentences from adult, young adult, and children's books. Use in the Classroom: These are meant to be noteworthy sentences from published authors that students can examine ("What things do you notice about this sentence?") and imitate ("Now you try it, using this sentence as an example.") within the context of writing instruction of all types. Some sentences could also serve as leads, prompts, or stems for journal entries or more formal writing assignments. Contribute yours!
Bowie was “one of Britain’s most influential cultural icons” with a “flair, originality and gift for reinvention” that “influenced countless artists from around the world.” Daily Express He didn’t just create a huge body of music, didn’t just release a bunch of singles and albums which influenced people at formative stages of their lives. “He…
Drawing a Life Map A life map is a visual time line. It traces key moments in your life from the time you were born until the present day. The events and experiences you draw in your life map can make great starting points for writing topics, particularly for personal writing. Your Turn Create your own life map.
Persuasion is a life skill. At the same time, however, it is too often taught and tested as a formalized, discrete, and isolated exercise. For that reason, students fail to realize the importance and pervasiveness of persuasion in their own lives. The following video, produced by Education with Vision, helps students understand some of the key aspects a persuasive argument, along with some real-life examples.
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture,…
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