Monday, December 8, 2008

Essay Time!

Need some help inspiring student writing?

We just finished our Electronic Essay Starter. It's a Flash application, so it should run on just about any computer you're using.

Here's how it works.

First, display a picture. There's fifty to choose from, including this nifty dog:

The image you and your students select is the inspiration for their essays.

Next, pick from one of 11 essays types. You can choose which kind, or let the game randomly pick one for you.

What's great is that each essay type has a definition, and a sample essay:

We include the sample and definition for each essay on the disk for easy printing.

All that's left to do is give them a length requirement, a due date, and off they go!

It's great for review, standardized test practice, or proving that writing can be fun.

You can order it from Teacher's Discovery here:

PC users can download a trial version of it here: Sample

Let us know what you think.

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