In an effort to encourage more descriptive writing, many language arts teachers have adopted that practice of barring students from using certain commonplace words in compositions.
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March 17, 2015
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February 24, 2015
The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.
November 12, 2014
Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.
October 30, 2014
Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.
July 17, 2014
When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.
May 13, 2014
Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.
April 18, 2014
Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.
April 04, 2014
Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.