On Being the Author

The derivation of the word author, a word used more frequently in the 1800’s than it is today, (replaced by the word “writer”?) still means a bit more than someone who writes books. Middle English: from Old French autor, from Latin auctor, from augere ‘increase, originate, promote.’ The spelling with th arose in the 15thContinue reading “On Being the Author”

Writing Moves

Or, The Writing Conversations Get Into Your Head Thomas Newkirk explained that “fluent writers have moves they can make…moves that are crucial for fluency.” But what are the moves student writers can make, especially our EL learners? When writing personal narratives or realistic fiction, fluent writers notice they can make a movie in their mindContinue reading “Writing Moves”

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