Whether your student is reluctant or brimming with excitement, you’ll find solid, proven ideas here that will make your teaching life easier. And take advantage of the many writing prompts and tutorials posted here.
Subscribe to Writing with Sharon Watson and receive three FREE writing lessons. Just use the subscription form in the column to the right.
This page may contain affiliate links..
Did I lose you already?
What if we could make organizing material a little easier for our writers? What if they practiced on something they are already familiar with, things like restaurant categories and the way grocery stores are organized?
Intro to Writing, Part 3 takes some of the pain out of outlines by using material your students are already very familiar with: restaurant categories and the way grocery stores are organized. (more…)
Intro to Writing
Do your students get stuck when they have to write a paragraph or an essay?
Then don’t do it. Don’t have them write.
I have a secret I’d like to share with you.
Your students do not have to write a paragraph or a whole essay every time they put pencil to paper. One of the best ways to unplug the fear of writing is to do some of the prepare-for-writing tasks but never write the whole paragraph or essay.
It’s called practice, as when members of a basketball team practice dribbling or passing. The team does not play a game every time they get together. They practice pieces of the game.
So let’s practice brainstorming and organizing ideas together. (more…)
Are you worried that your students won’t be able to take notes in classes? Would you like to sharpen their listening skills?
Teach Your Students How to Take Notes, our most popular eBook, provides you with easy-to-use lessons for seven weeks, incrementally teaching your students how to take notes from auditory sources. Students will also learn to recognize important concepts and draw conclusions from oral and written sources.
Includes ALL the paragraphs, essays, and colorful note-taking pages you need.
“A writer is simply a photographer of thoughts.” -Brandon A. Trean
Oftentimes our writing spills forth from an experience we’ve had or memory we’ve made. We keep a picture or image in our mind’s eye about that event, and it becomes the inspiration that prompts our writing. Have you experienced that?
Using someone else’s image or photo as a writing prompt can develop empathy and enable you to imagine the world from their perspective. That’s a valuable skill for a writer.
Grab these five fun photos here!