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5 Tips for Teaching Persuasive Writing

Persuasive writing is one of the more complex composition pieces students have to tackle. Along with the standard features of introduction and conclusion, persuasive essays are based on presenting arguments and evidence to debate any potential counterpoints....
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Capturing Children’s Imagination

By Jena Ball I am an author and illustrator of children’s books that I consciously design to be more than books. I want kids to fall in love with my stories about eight goofy mixed breed mutts and come away thinking, “I can do that!” In other words,...
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How To Create A Custom Writing Prompt

The Write About This app has a huge variety of idea-sparking prompts that can inspire even the most reluctant writers.  However, there will likely be instances in your classroom where you want students to respond to a unique topic or image.  These may...
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