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As I told you on Edmodo, as we work our way through the Hunger Games, I will be posting “what if” questions for you to earn extra credit. The extra credit will be worth 20 points per posting. You are required to … Continue reading
I follow a blog called SoulPancake. There I can find oodles of prompts and videos to make me say, “Hmmmm….”. I found one today that I really loved and wanted to share it with you. I have adapted it to … Continue reading
I discovered a great website called PicLit. PicLit is full of images to inspire your creative thinking. Once you’ve chosen your picture, you use the gallery of words to either drop and drag to your picture, OR you can freestyle … Continue reading
People’s Top 10 Favorite Words #6: Serendipity Definition: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for Example: “Old-time print journalists bemoan the absence of serendipity – the accidental discovery of stories that … Continue reading
#2 Kerfuffle Definition: disturbance; fuss Example: “‘Glee’ Cast Members React to GQ Kerfuffle” – Headline on WashingtonPost.com, October 21, 2010 About the word: Kerfuffle is the most recent coinage on this list, dating to 1946. It may be an alteration … Continue reading
Merriam-Webster has a Top 10 List. I thought I would give you a new word every day to add to your already growing repertoire (look that up) of good strong words we have learned. I will give you 5 points extra credit … Continue reading
We have discussed many aspects of good writing: interesting introductions, effective transitions, varied use of different sentence types, great use of strong verbs and descriptive adjectives, and conclusions that efficiently wrap up the writing without sounding like a repeat of … Continue reading
There is a story behind this door. What is it? For 15 extra credit points, tell the story. Let your imagination run wild! Is the story of the door mysterious, scary, sad? Remember, use LOTS of details. Good writers can … Continue reading