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Tired of the "What you did on summer vacation prompt?”

Spend hours trying to look for ideas and tips on how to help your students write? Since I have been doing the same thing for the past 17 years I wanted to share with you some resources I found that not only engage students but keep them writing!

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This program provides instant feedback to students. Not only can they see scores related to 5 elements of writing, but the program also recommends interactive skill-building activities for areas of need.




This program allows provides typing practice for students living in a digital world. Do they like to compete? Do they like to play games while typing? Typsey awards students for good practice and an increase in their typing skills. It is easy to track progress as well as monitor usage on this program.

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Welcome to Squarehead Teachers, where I post my original teaching materials for FREE! Thanks for stopping by. Catch me on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter! You can never really have enough writing prompts, right? Enjoy!  Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn't keep it. You had to give it away to a person or…

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Why Kids Can’t Write - The New York Times

Some say English instruction must get back to basics, with a focus on grammar. But won’t that stifle a student’s personal voice?