For the First Time, Recently Again

Language is an art. You can make it say anything you want it to. Fiction and non-fiction, they just work a little differently. Fiction can be anything you can imagine and manage to describe to readers. Non-fiction relies on explanations. But writers can play with words and make them say or sell anything.

I read this at Wikipedia this morning.… Read the rest

How to Stop Finding Language Arts Class Boring

Become Active in Language Arts

Change your way of learning language arts. Instead of sticking your nose in a book, get out there and find yourself new challenges, active challenges.

Get into storytelling. You’re not just writing a story, focus on how to tell the story.

Find spelling competitions at your school or groups competing in the schools in your area.

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Selecting, Collecting, Connecting and Correcting

Steps in the Writing Process

  • Selecting
  • Collecting
  • Connecting
  • Correcting

I browsed through an old language arts school textbook. I liked the list they wrote for the steps in the writing process. It’s true when you think about it.

Selecting – Choosing a topic or an idea to write about. (Sometimes that seems to be the part that takes the most time).… Read the rest