The Writing Process

This five-minute video describes the four stages in the Writing Process: Pre-writing, Drafting, Revision, & Publishing. Let your students experience it! The Writing Process (video)

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Understanding Point of View in Literature

“Literature provides a lens through which readers look at the world. Point of view is the way the author allows you to “see” and “hear” what’s going on. Skillful authors can fix their readers’ attention on exactly the detail, opinion, or emotion the author wants to emphasize by manipulating the point of view of the story. Point of view comes in three varieties, which the English scholars have handily numbered for your convenience: First-person, Second-person, Third-person.” Read this useful article for more: Understanding Point of View in Literature

Story Elements: Setting

Setting is one of the five essential elements of a story. It establishes the mood, reveals characters and conflicts, and gives clues to a story’s theme. In this video, we’ll see how time and place can do more than just give context. Students will learn to pay attention to “the where” and “the when” as they read and make inferences about a text. Story Elements: Setting

Read Write Tell

Hello readers, writers and tellers! In this blog, I wish to share with teachers some tools, videos and ideas to use with students and help them enjoy and feel the passion for reading, writing and telling. I hope you find them useful!