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Do parenthesis in dialogue make sense?

Homer Potvin said: ↑ In journalistic quotes (I think) parentheses are used to clarify a statement by providing information that wasn’t directly spoken but implied by a previous statement or established context. Like: “I shot h...

This RWT Template Helps Students Craft Persuasive Essays

Developing persuasive writing skills is a process that students start in elementary school and continue to develop through high school and beyond. Read Write Think offers a good interactive guide that can help students craft a good persuasi...

10 Good Templates for Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Lessons

Earlier this week I published a post about Read Write Think’s theme poem online activity. Obviously, that activity is a great fit for a language arts lesson. RWT is known for language arts interactive activities and templates. Dig a l...

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

As educators, we know the power of a good rubric. Well-crafted rubrics facilitate clear and meaningful communication with our students and help keep us accountable and consistent in our grading. They’re important and meaningful classroom ...

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Only if you have the time or patience…

Hi, this is a long one, if you do not make it, tell me where you gave up, or whatever. I am off to eat a banana. Chapter I Sara’s room mate was sleeping. An inhuman hand curled from beneath the sheet, an intricacy of concentric muscle and...

5 Tips for Writing a Self-Help Book That’s Better Than Tom Brady’s

[Join us at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, August 10-12, 2018 in New York City!] image from Getty by Malte Mueller As you might have guessed from the title of this article, I’m not exactly a New England Patriot’s fan. It’s ...


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