This screencast helps remind students not to repeatedly use the phrase ‘and then’ in each of their sentences. It demonstrates how to eliminate the use of this phrase by simply taking out the phrase when starting a new sentence or leaving ‘and’ and combining two smaller sentences into a more complex sentence.
This screencast outlines the importance of using interesting word choices when writing. It reminds students of strategies they can use to find more engaging terminology to promote interest for their readers and cautions them on the use of mundane and repetitive words.
This screencasts describes when and why we paragraph, as well as explicit instructions on how we paragraph.
This screencast offers suggestions on how to create a great beginning to your story. It offers advice as to how to engage a reader at the start of a text.
This screencast reminds students the importance of considering the profile of their character(s) prior to starting story writing. It suggests different elements of the character(s) to consider.
This screencast demonstrates the importance of including details in writing. It shows students it is not just important to tell the reader what happened, but also important to provide the reader with a picture using words.
This screencast outlines the elements of a sentence. It provides students with a quick checklist to help ensure they have all parts of a sentence included.
This screencast focuses on the peer editing process and steps taken to help improve a fellow students work.
Audience & Purpose
This screencast reminds students the importance of considering purpose and audience when writing. It uses an example to show the importance of writing more formally when appropriate.
Exploding the Moment
This screencast shows students how to add suspense by ‘exploding the moment’. Through selecting the most exciting part of the story and saturating it with detail the writer can create suspense through their writing.