Some great writing advice from one the greatest writers of the 20th century. Links at the end to other writing advice.
Conor Friedersdorf: "Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't included any paywalled articles or many of the numerous pieces from The Atlantic that I enjoyed*. But everything that follows is worthy of wider attention."
Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely .
Free online tool that checks spelling and grammar and plagiarism and offers writing suggestions.
Checks writing for readability levels, including Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, SMOG Index, and Automated Readability Index.
"Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing widgets to your books and share them with readers. "
This blog collects letters written by famous historical and contemporary figures on a wide variety of issues. You will find something you can use in your classroom here. Great primary source materials, and great access to the thoughts and feelings of historical figures.
Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public http://t.co/2UWNXNjk #edchat
The Easy Portfolio App - ePortfolio Tool for Students & Teachers http://t.co/ZBOEBQIJ
"Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in reading and writing."
This blog post would be fun to turn into a writing assignment: Have minor characters in a novel your students are studying discuss the other minor characters in the manner of Mr. Palmer.
We can always use advice from the great (or at least successful!).
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