Using Writing Prompts:How do we get our students to write?

It can be hard to encourage creativity in the classroom. Students complain of not knowing what to write about so where do writers start and where do they get their ideas from? One of the ways good writers work is to use writing prompts.  A writing prompt is a topic around which you start scribbling or jotting down … Read more Using Writing Prompts:How do we get our students to write?

Using similes in Creative Writing in the Classroom

Using Similes in Creative Writing in the Classroom Grammar and creative writing? They sound wrong together. Some people think that creative writing is all about the flow, the emotion, the themes and they forget about their grammar. They are right in one way. Good writing does stir and emotion and gets the reader asking questions … Read more Using similes in Creative Writing in the Classroom

Review: Grammar & Word Study (Prim-Ed)

How do you make grammar more fun for kids?  That’s the question that’s never been successfully answered.  Teachers seem resigned to “just getting through it” and hoping that it will stick.  From the number of shop signs with inappropriate apostrophes scattered all over the place, it’s not working – or should that be “its not … Read more Review: Grammar & Word Study (Prim-Ed)

Review: Grammar & Word Study (Prim-Ed)

How do you make grammar more fun for kids?  That’s the question that’s never been successfully answered.  Teachers seem resigned to “just getting through it” and hoping that it will stick.  From the number of shop signs with inappropriate apostrophes scattered all over the place, it’s not working – or should that be “its not … Read more Review: Grammar & Word Study (Prim-Ed)

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