Category Archives: Writing Help

Teaching Writing to Teens

English teachers often move into Creative Writing activities this time of year. I have several great workbooks for teachers to use with their middle and high school students. They are available in print and ebook form. The digital edition is … Continue reading

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Descriptive Writing

Here is a new lecture on descriptive writing (with audio). http://youtu.be/vZXn0TbJrlw   Use this link to share the complete tutorial online with your students (includes video, slideshow, and an assignment).¬†http://www.sophia.org/descriptive-structure-writing-a-description-tutorial¬†

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Narrative Writing

Narrative Structure This is a Power Point presentation that shows the narrative pattern of organization in writing.

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Avoiding Sentence Fragments

This is a good video on avoiding sentence fragments

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Word Choice in Writing

An important way to improve your writing is to consider your choice of words. Good writers are careful to use precise language and avoid wordiness, cliches, and slang. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to tighten up your writing by … Continue reading

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Word Choice Assessment

A short quiz to assess knowledge of word choice in writing. Click the following link to download the quiz. Word Choice Test

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Parts of Speech Review

Are you confused about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and all those parts of speech? To write effectively, you need to understand how all of these words work to create a sentence. In this workshop we will help you untangle that sentence … Continue reading

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