Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Eight

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Quills and Thrills: Figurative Language Throw Down Week 8

Welcome back to Quills and Thrills, QTs! Your challenge for this week is below. Be sure to tweet your response using #QuillsandThrillsFLTD. Like or retweet your favorite submission(s) to vote! But remember, it is tacky to like your own posts on … Continued

How to Write Level Three Questions: A Four-Step Process

Why ask strong questions about a text? Good readers always ask questions about the text, even when they don’t know how to find the answer. Questions help to deepen understanding about a text, and strong questions force you to look … Continued

Timed Writing Guidelines

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Rock your next timed writing! Make sure you’re prepared for every timed writing assignment by completing the assigned reading and homework assignments before every class period! If you know the essay prompt ahead of time, take notes targeting the prompt … Continued

How to Use Textual Evidence in Your Writing

Essential Question: How can I use textual evidence to support my claims? When we write in an academic capacity (that’s a fancy pants way of saying “when we write for school”), we’re always expected to use textual evidence to support … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Seven

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on

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