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Paint With Words

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Say it with Paint! As much as I love words, I think I love color more. Color evokes mood, texture, taste and atmosphere, among many other things. Actually, words and colors have a lot in common. Thus when I ran across a list of paint colors that went beyond mere dull descriptive purposes, I was thrilled. And determined to find a swatch of each one--and if possible, meet the creator of the names these fabulous paint colors!  Here are a handful of my favorites. Dorian Gray Milkshake Going To The Chapel Sweet Caroline Mouse’s Back Get Back Jack Final Straw...

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Get Writing Inspiration Where You Find it

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I often hear people with an interest in writing complaining about material. “I don’t know what to write about!” Is a common complaint. Seriously? We are, at all times, literally surrounded with material. You just have to recognize it when you see it. I have a fairly lengthy commute every day and while it can be boring and uninspiring, it can also provide tons of material. Often of the weird variety. Take the decidedly creepy example I had this morning. I was on a six lane highway and found myself behind a school bus. Big deal, how exciting you’re thinking....

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Grammar Punk = Strong Writers

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The BEST Writing Prompt Ever

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Get them writing with the best writing prompt ever. The GP Creeper contest offers spooky ideas, creepy suggestions, ghoulish suggestions to get them writing!

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How is Grammar Punk™ different from other grammar games?

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Grammar Punk™ is a unique, innovative, and entirely unexpected method of teaching the same old grammar and punctuation. Grammar Punk™ introduces, explicates, reinforces, and cements grammar and punctuation by combining it with students’ own writing. Grammar Punk™ Programs offer the best of grammar lessons, grammar exercises, English games, and ELL games.  The real beauty of Grammar Punk™ is that while students are learning to create Metaphor and Similes, basic grammar and punctuation is reinforced. While tackling Verb Tenses, basic grammar and punctuation is embedded. While exploring Sentence Types, basic grammar and punctuation is entrenched. While trying their hand at poetry...you...

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