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What exactly is a preposition, and how do we use one? Quite simply, a preposition is part of the English language used to designate a location or a timestamp.
Figurative language can be one of the best literary tools for students to add some fun and variety to their writing. It can be used to enhance the description of almost anything, whether they’re writing about a person, place, thing, event, or feeling.
Audience is one of the most integral parts of writing regardless of an author’s skill or proficiency.
We, as English teachers, aren’t much different from Hamlet, you know. We weigh decisions every minute, nay – every second of our day.
The following kinesthetic grammar activity is a great way to introduce the topic of direct objects to your students while getting them up and out of their seats.
You and I both know all the benefits of student journaling. A chance to reflect, to simply express, to experiment, to refine skills, etc.
Commas have so many uses in the English language that it is no surprise comma splices appear all throughout our students’ writing.
When conferencing with my students regarding their writing, a common request I hear, (usually after some stammering from the student) is, “I want to make sure that my writing flows.”
As you have probably already experienced at some point in your teaching career, it can be a major challenge to have your students quietly find their seats and have their materials out, let alone have them complete a warm-up exercise.
We all have that little voice of doubt inside of us. You know – the one that’s constantly whispering, Your writing stinks.
Here’s a quick kinesthetic grammar activity to introduce the topic of adverbs.
Whether we are beginning writers, seasoned writing instructors, or best-selling novelists, writer’s block is bound to plague us all at some point or another, and it is highly likely to show up in the middle school or high school classroom when students are journaling or beginning an essay.
The starkness of a white, blank notebook page can be frightening. Your fingers twitch with the desire for something!