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Zombie nouns.  Keep your sentences alive! Writer talk by Helen Sword.

Few mistakes sour good writing like nominalizations, or, as Helen Sword likes to call them, zombie nouns. Zombie nouns transform simple and straightforward prose into verbose and often confusing wr.

Welcome to Grade One - A Back to School Get To Know You Mini Book Project!

Welcome to Grade One: Back to School "All About Me" Mini Book Project

Welcome to Grade One: A Back to School All About Me Mini Book Project Are you looking for a fun All about me book project to welcome your grade 1 students back

When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.

What Is Original?

Ted Radio Hour - is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius?

My Mom would send my letters from camp back to me with appropriate corrections. @jlbclarke

Grammar Police Badge Patch - i want one! I have been accused of being on the force more than once ☺

Elves having a hard time reading people's emotions because their ears don't twitch or move. Like eyebrows

I have a half-elf character whose ears twitch with his thoughts and he wouldn't be him without it!

In this unit plan, an eighth-grade English teacher pushes her students to think deeply about what makes a good argument through an analysis of logos, pathos and ethos before conducting their own research and constructing their own editorial position.

Reader Idea

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion - Conor Neill ethos logos pathos

"Word Crimes" by Weird Al Yankovic. This is the perfect song for those "Grammar Nazis" out there (I am one as well, I guess).

"Weird Al" Yankovic video - 'Word Crimes'. this is a parody of robin thicke's 'blurred lines". funny, of course, it's "weird al", but i admit, i'm a member of the 'grammar police' so i support this joyful rant.