Writing Archive

Fiction Writing

Teaching Fiction Writing: Four Things Your Students Should Know Before Getting Started Learning to write fiction is an important part of any student’s education—which is why many classrooms have children begin writing their own stories from as early on as first grade.  Fiction helps

30 Good Ideas for Short Stories

In order to better understand the literature that they will study in high school and throughout college, middle school students need to have a strong understanding of the elements of a story as well as character development. Instead of making your class all about

Writing a Suspense Story

Writing a Suspense Story: 10 Tips for Young Authors when Writing Suspense Guest Article by Tony Lee Moral When writing my new Young Adult novel Ghost Maven, about a girl who falls in love with a sailor boy, I was inspired by the works of Alfred

6 Activities for Writing in the New Year

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as the New Year. Both teachers and students return to the classroom feeling rejuvenated after a break for the holidays, and it’s a wonderful time for teachers to establish new priorities with their students. Writing should always be a

Teaching Writing Strategies

Teaching Writing Strategies: Why Helping Kids Learn to Write is So Important Whether the kids in your class dream of growing up to become one of America’s next great novelists or a bright and budding engineer, every single student should know how to write

11 Short Story Ideas for Students

Writing is the one skill that can be applied to nearly every career, profession, and industry. Even math, science and engineering experts need to have excellent communication skills in order to do their job well! Teachers in all grade levels and all subject areas can

15 Persuasive Writing Prompts for Elementary Students 

Practicing persuasive writing helps kids become accustomed to stating their appeals and offering evidence for their arguments. This exercise also helps students understand how other people attempt to persuade them—whether it is a friend, classmate, or through advertising and the media. With an understanding of

18 Story Writing Ideas

Writing is a fun activity for children and adults alike. A few popular forms of writing include stories, articles and poetry, and each has its own unique appeal. Not only can the act of writing help a person vent their emotions and frustrations but it is also an excellent

Write Your Own Story for Kids

For many kids, writing stories is a powerful and effective way of expressing their ideas and emotions. A story can take on many directions—it might be a mystery, a comedy, or a story with a happy ending. Students can get totally creative and make

How Can Writing Help You

A Few Ways Writing Helps You— Whether it is for an essay assignment in school or creating reports at work, catchy ads to sell your products or scribbling in your very own diary at the end of the day to relax your mind and
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