Forms of Writing

Write in a variety of forms, or styles.   See also:  Literature - Genres

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Effective Writing Skills
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This selection features a slide show which provides six writing tips for better business communications ( use resonant characters, choose strong action verbs, place no more than eight words between the noun and verb, link information with explicit co... [more]
July 31, 2011 at 06:11 PM
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Ages: 8 - 11
Features of Paragraphs: An Interactive Game
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Students utilize their knowledge of the elements of paragraphs in this game. Students identify the way to punctuate a new paragraph, when to begin new paragraphs ( change of scenery or speaker), and identify passages correctly divided into different ... [more]
June 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Making a Claim
From YouTube, produced by Caroline Johmann
How to make a claim in argument writing. (02:14)
February 1, 2017 at 07:57 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Persuasive Writing: Methods of Supporting the Topic
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This professionally-made video contains a power point presentation which shows methods for supporting opinions in persuasive essays.  The methods discussed are using quotes from experts, paraphrasing quotes, and using facts,charts, and graphs.  ( The... [more]
February 22, 2011 at 09:16 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Formal vs. Informal Writing: What's the Difference and When to Use Them
From YouTube, produced by EZine Articles
This video shows the difference between formal and informal writing.  It covers when and how to use both.  This video is very efficient and thorough.  (02:53)
October 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
An Effective Communication Process
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There are five key elements to the communication process: the source, encoding, the channel, de-coding, and the receiver.  An understanding of each stage results in ideas being communicated in clear, meaningful ways.  Each element is explained by bus... [more]
May 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Fun Writing Activities for Middle School
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This video gives ideas for teaching writing in a collaborative setting.  The speaker explains many different options for lessons for middle school groups including: creating their own magazines, writing plays, and revising and editing with their peer... [more]
August 17, 2012 at 02:46 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Writing Responses to Open-Ended Questions
From, produced by Firefly Ludious
This is a presentation of 16 slides that addresses how to answer open-response questions. View at your own pace.
January 14, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Introduction to Reading Skills: Claims and Supporting Evidence
From YouTube, produced by McGraw-Hill Education PreK-12
This animation from SRA FLEX Literacy provides a brief introduction to Claims and Supporting Evidence - a key learning objective in the Common Core State Standards for elementary English language arts. (02:40)
February 1, 2017 at 08:05 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Education Powerpoint on Creative Writing
From SlideShare, produced by Nick Assaf
This slideshow that offers a quick guide to creative writing songs, sonnets, poetry, short stories, etc. (22 slides)
May 28, 2010 at 07:34 PM
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