Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2012’

The Other F-Word


This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Top 10 Posts of 2012


Enjoy this end-of-the-year recap of our most popular posts of 2012!

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Words of the Year 1990-2011


Every year at their annual conference, the American Dialect Society votes on and announces its Word of the Year. What’s your pick for 2012? Check out our new infographic!

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Narrative Writing Prompt: Half a Mystery


This assignment requires students to write half of a mystery story.

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What Is Plot?


Every story has a plot. Whether it’s a short story, a novel, a play, or a movie, the most important element is the sequence of events that make up the story. In fact, that’s the definition of plot: the sequence of events in a story.

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