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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling

Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.

Via Nik Peachey
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Could be inspirational to reluctant readers and writers!

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Could this be an unusual cool way to get your message across?

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want to try this one

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writing prompts

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These are some of the daily writing prompts I use in class. If you have questions, comments, or...
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Check these out, pick one you like, and give it a try!

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16 Year-Old Harlemite Xavier Pacheco Wins National Shakespeare Competition

16 Year-Old Harlemite Xavier Pacheco Wins National Shakespeare Competition | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
Harlem teenager Xavier Pacheco is making headlines after taking 1st place at the English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, beating out 15,000 other competitors! (Amazing! 16-yr old Harlem student wins #Shakespeare competition!
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SHAKESPEARE!!!

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A Teenager Got A Zero On A Big Exam After Writing This Powerful Essay On ... - San Francisco Chronicle

A Teenager Got A Zero On A Big Exam After Writing This Powerful Essay On ... - San Francisco Chronicle | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
A Teenager Got A Zero On A Big Exam After Writing This Powerful Essay On ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Some 9 million Chinese students recently took their National College Entrance Examination, or Gaokao.
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Why do you think this student got the grade he did? What grade would you have given him? Why?

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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling

Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.

Via Nik Peachey
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Give it a try!

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Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:51 PM

Could be inspirational to reluctant readers and writers!

Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:31 PM

Could this be an unusual cool way to get your message across?

Marlo Perez's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:10 PM

want to try this one

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We Shouldn't Abuse Orwell's Writing When Discussing the NSA ...

We Shouldn't Abuse Orwell's Writing When Discussing the NSA ... | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
On this day in 1903 Eric Blair, who would come to be better known by his pen-name George Orwell, was born in India. Orwell is perhaps best known for his.
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One day you'll read 1982 and this will make sense.

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Can't Pay Your Rent? Langston Hughes Can Help! : Harriet Staff ...

Can't Pay Your Rent? Langston Hughes Can Help! : Harriet Staff ... | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
Slate posted an interesting article today showcasing Langston Hughes's collection of Harlem rent party advertisements. Kind of like the Facebook invites of.
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Saving up for a car? Have a rent party--the Harlem Renaissance poets did!

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From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Chekhov's Gun

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Chekhov's Gun | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
Today's excerpt from 101 Creative Writing Exercises looks at a literary device known as Chehov's Gun and the promises that a story makes to its readers. (Thanks for tweeting!
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This is a good creative writing exercise. What if you made one of the objects something really silly, like an inflatable penguin?

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"Oceans" - JAY Z + Samsung + Magna Carta Holy Grail

JAY Z discusses the inspiration behind the track "Oceans" off of his upcoming album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which will launch 72 hours early for one milli...
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Here Jay-Z talks about his writing process and how he uses symbolism in his songs.

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10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
These 10 authors may not be Shakespeare, but they sure had vaulting ambitions.
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Think your essay is hard to write?

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the death of punctuation and grammar

the death of punctuation and grammar | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
something im starting to see a lot on the internet is how more and more people fail to use any punctuation or capitalization at all and instead just make one big run on sentence i dont understand t...
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This blog post is an example of

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b. irony

c. soliloquy

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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it

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Stuck on what to write or how to make your work better? Give this site a try.

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Bage Shri's comment, August 6, 2013 6:43 AM
http://www.matlab-assignment-help.com/
rsplearning's comment, August 6, 2013 11:14 AM
I glanced at that matlab site. How do students use that without relying on the consultants to do their work for them?
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Wow

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First TV interview with Nelson Mandela, from 1961, after the jump ……
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Nelson Mandela is an amazing person. This is the first TV interview with him after he was let out of prison in South Africa.

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Forget About Writing Your College Application Essays This Summer. Have Fun ... - Huffington Post

Forget About Writing Your College Application Essays This Summer. Have Fun ... - Huffington Post | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
Forget About Writing Your College Application Essays This Summer. Have Fun ...
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Do you think you'll follow this advice the summer between your junior and senior years? Do you think this is GOOD advice?

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If— by Rudyard Kipling : The Poetry Foundation

If— by  Rudyard  Kipling  : The Poetry Foundation | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it
If you can keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, / If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, / But make allowance for their doubting too; (prospective provoking poetry
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This is an interesting poem by an interesting poet. What do you think makes someone a man?

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Grammar | LearnEnglish Kids

Grammar | LearnEnglish Kids | Literature and Writing | Scoop.it

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Practice good grammar with these online flash games!

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