6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth – Teacher Tech

These are great ideas that allow students to engage with the books they’re reading AND they all make student learning a social experience. 

Quote: William Safire’s advice for writers

Photo credit:  Kristin Hoppe, flickr under CC License

Photo credit: Kristin Hoppe, flickr
under CC License

In lieu of a poem today I thought I’d share some advice for writers.

Do not put statements in the negative form.

And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.

If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that agreat deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.

Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.

De-accession euphemisms.

If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.

Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. — William Safire, “Great Rules of Writing”

In two words, what’s your best writing advice?

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