The lost art of English Grammar! Sad... This must have been what the First Nation Elders felt like as they watched their children dissolve into the homogeneous pasteurization of blandness.
Writing Quote Of The Day I have always adored this quote about writing. --Laura Davis, The Writer's Journey www.lauradavis.net
INSTRUCTION - This would be great to read aloud and then post as an anchor chart in a late primary or junior classroom (maybe modify the vocabulary to avoid frustration). Make sure to really exaggerate the monotonous nature of using the same sentence length over and over, and the flow and excitement of varying the lengths! A great way for students to really understand how prosody relates to writing convention.
Ray Bradbury rejection
Ray Bradbury on persistence and rejection slips.
I was a tutor last semester, and this was on my desk one morning...
Have to use this next time. Maybe they'll actually get it/remember it this way. :-) Kacie (lol)