Character Arcs & Creating Interesting New Characters In The Middle Of Your Story

Character Arcs & Creating Interesting New Characters In The Middle Of Your Story

What separates a good character from a great character?

It’s all in the way a character is detailed and developed. Well-rounded, believable characters, who have the readers rooting for them, go on to make memorable characters.

A story could have many characters, but only a few leave a lasting impact on your audience. So it’s worth spending all your time to make them the pillars of your story and write good character arcs for them that resonate with and sometimes even drive your story forward.

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Fill in the Blanks – Fun Reading and Writing Exercise for Fourth Graders

This is a guest post written by Natalie Thrash from Education.com

Mad Libs are fun but they’re even better when your fourth grader gets to make the story himself. Help him take a favorite story and turn it into a hilarious new experience. Just don’t to tell him he’s actually working on his language skills at the same time. Continue reading “Fill in the Blanks – Fun Reading and Writing Exercise for Fourth Graders”

5 easy steps to start thinking in your target language — The Americanoid Blog

Quite often I come across students who say they have been studying English for ages but they still can’t think in English. They spend precious time translating the word or phrase they’re trying to say. They feel discouraged and frustrated with this lack of performance. A couple of weeks ago I came across these very […]

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Teaching Grammar through Extensive Reading…

Originally posted on Oxford University Press: Nigel A. Caplan, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware English Language Institute in the United States and the co-author of Q: Skills for Success and Inside Writing. In this post he provides some useful tips for teaching grammar skills through your reading program. We often…

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Comic strip in ASL classroom…

Comic strips are powerful conversational tools that can be used in the classroom at all language levels. Comic strips are short conversations that don’t need sophisticated vocabulary skills to understand or talk about the content. Comic strips are an authentic resource that can be used to motivate the reluctant student or entice the visual learner. […]

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5 Challenges of Being an Online ESL Tutor

At the turn of the 21st century, most educators would have scoffed at the idea of online education taking over the conventional classroom. Driven by the Ed Tech revolution and other technological advancements in the field of communication, we are rapidly progressing towards an era where online education will be considered at par with, if not superior than, the traditional education system. Continue reading “5 Challenges of Being an Online ESL Tutor”