Learn English Writing – Odds & Ends

Good teaching helps students paint pictures with words.


This picture reminds me that good teaching helps students paint pictures with words. It moves students to tell stories.  Even low level students can produce marvelous work with the right feedback and support.

Teachers also need support. To that end, here are a few writing ideas, lessons and activities. Maybe good teachers can kind something useful to help their students create something marvelous.

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Edit Your Sentences

What is a good sentence?

There are many answers. In this lesson, you will create good sentences by practicing an important composition skill: editing.

Some of my composition students think that writing many words makes a good essay or sentence. How wrong. So, so wrong.

A great sentence tells the reader your idea without lots of extra words. In fact, the fewer the words, the better!

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