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Zopler - Collaborative Story Telling

Zopler is a social network where writers, authors and students can easily collaborate on writing stories together as a group.
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How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper?

How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper? | Writing Tools | Scoop.it
There are rules for these sorts of things. They are how civilizations are built and maintained. (How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper?
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WritingFix: The Writing Process...Revision Resources

WritingFix: The Writing Process...Revision Resources | Writing Tools | Scoop.it

"I try to teach revision but I always seem to run out of time. It takes my students so long just to write rough drafts that I can't help but move straight to editing. Help me find ways to make more time for revision."

 

This page of resources for revision create the heart of any writing workshop classroom.


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Do You Write with Your Students?

Do You Write with Your Students? | Writing Tools | Scoop.it
"Books will soon be obsolete in the schools. Our school system will be completely changed in 10 years." -- Thomas Edison, 1913

 

Sound familiar? Ninety-nine years later, we are hearing nearly verbatim today. Educational technology is a wonderful addition to learning, and to our world, but it does not and will not replace the process of learning or the planning of teaching.


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How to Use Motif to Enhance Your Writing

How to Use Motif to Enhance Your Writing | Writing Tools | Scoop.it

Repetition is an important principle in every artistic pursuit from music to painting to literature. It gives you another layer of meaning to work with and can add a level of symbolic value to your seemingly casual description, dialogue, or action.

 

Today, I’d like to try a unique exercise (which I stole from a friend who teaches art) to help us practice repetition in the form of motif. Here’s a sneak-peak of what we’re going to do:


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Wallwisher.com :: Words that stick

Wallwisher.com :: Words that stick | Writing Tools | Scoop.it
Wallwisher is an online notice board maker. Discussing a new idea? Taking notes? Giving feedback? Voicing opinion? Wishing a happy birthday? Now do all that easily with Wallwisher wall and some stickies.
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Sweet Search

SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.
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Easy Street Prompts

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Daily writing prompts and art prompts to spark creativity for writers and artists. Let our visual prompts and random words inspire you.
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Write rhymes.

Look up rhyming words as you write. Instead of leaving what you're writing to find rhymes in a rhyming dictionary, just alt-click (or option-click) on the word you need a rhyme for and select from a pop-up list of suggested rhymes.
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Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool

Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool | Writing Tools | Scoop.it
Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Web Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean Web Search in a variety of settings.
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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor | Writing Tools | Scoop.it

Below are 20 common grammar mistakes I see routinely, not only in editorial queries and submissions, but in print: in HR manuals, blogs, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and even best selling novels. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve made each of these mistakes a hundred times, and I know some of the best authors in history have lived to see these very toadstools appear in print. Let's hope you can learn from some of their more famous mistakes.


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Write Source - Student Writing Models

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Sample papers for grades 1 - 12.  Dozens of samples!


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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor | Writing Tools | Scoop.it

Below are 20 common grammar mistakes I see routinely, not only in editorial queries and submissions, but in print: in HR manuals, blogs, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and even best selling novels. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve made each of these mistakes a hundred times, and I know some of the best authors in history have lived to see these very toadstools appear in print. Let's hope you can learn from some of their more famous mistakes.


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Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters

Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters | Writing Tools | Scoop.it

Good Characterization is why most people read fiction. Sure, you can draw your readers in with action, mystery, and romance, but what they will remember thirty years after reading your book are the characters. Or not.

 

The question is, will your characters be remembered? Or will they be forgotten as easily as those in that ninth grade novel you forget the name of?


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Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool

Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool | Writing Tools | Scoop.it
Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Web Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean Web Search in a variety of settings.
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Script Frenzy Young Writers Program | Your ticket to creative adventure

The nonprofit Office of Letters and Light organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to acheve their creative potential.
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Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics

Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics | Writing Tools | Scoop.it
Create your own cartoons with fully posable characters & animals! Upload pictures, create freestyle panel layouts, add sound & voice-over, and much more! Join our growing vibrant community. Pixton is awesome!
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Wording - bab.la

Wording - bab.la | Writing Tools | Scoop.it

This is a great site to help you with prepositions and sentence structure. Just type in the beginning of the sentence and it will offer you options for the next word in the sentence.


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