My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …
I posted a version of this spoken-word poem some time ago, but I’m a little fascinated with what they call kinetic typography — moving text that parallels the audio, so I thought I’d share this version too.
The first line of any piece of writing should hook the reader. In this article, we look as some famously great. and not-so-great, opening lines.
This is the first assignment in WriteAtHome’s Middle School Composition 3 course. It’s one of my favorites. It’s a great way to kick start a new school year.