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Biographies Essays Poems
Book reviews Evaluations PowerPoint presentations
Books Figures of speech Reading and Writing Activities
Business writing Film reviews Spelling
Cartoons How to... Stories / Fairy tales
Cover letters Job application forms Symbols
Diary Letters / Postcards Transitions
Discussions / Dialogues News Videos
Emails Pictures Writing a CV
    Writing prompts

(Updated on 12/03/2013)



Related pages :

CREATE : Comic strips - Roman photo - Movies - Cartoons - Biographies ...
Linking words




Letters / Postcards :


Sample letter


Letter to my pen friend







Job application forms :

  • Online Job Application Form Resource Site - Find Printable Applications. - with videos
    "It is a resource that provides hundreds of printable and online applications for retail stores, department stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, shops,  etc. 


Business writing :


Emails :

Essays :

    9. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic.
    10. As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence; end it in conformity with the beginning.
    11. Use the active voice.
    12. Put statements in positive form.
    13. Omit needless words.
    14. Avoid a succession of loose sentences.
    15. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form.
    16. Keep related words together.
    17. In summaries, keep to one tense.
    18. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end.
  • The Process of Essay Writing (
    Introduction | Redrafting Checklist | Essay Structure | Sample Essays | Assessment Criteria | Links |
    Credits & Evaluation


  • How to write an essay (
    "Strategies for writing assessed essays in the first year and in the second year of an English course." (Eduhound Weekly)


  • Writing Tips: Essay Builder (
    "Explores the parts and provides step-by-step directions for writing essays." (Eduhound Weekly)
    Parts of an Essay / How to Write an Essay / Kinds of Essays
  • Identity - a Personal Essay ( - Frankie Meehan)
    "Having read "Citizenship: A Difficult Choice" (Counterparts, Chp.3) and "Immigrants Suffer From Losing Their Identity" (by Howard Kim), your task now is to write an essay about your own sense of identity.
    Who are you? How important is your parents' language and culture to your identity?
    How important is the place where you were born?
    How important is Singapore? Has UWC made any difference to the way you think about your languages, your culture, your identity?"

Biographies : Click on the picture.

  • How to write a biography ! - 3ème section Européenne
    Si le lien n'aboutit pas directement sur la page, mais sur celle-ci :
    ajouter /spip.php?article688 au bout de l'adresse!

    1/ Read the directions (in French)
    2/ Write the biography
    3/ HOW TO ... create a slideshow !

    4/ A message from Mme Béhengaray


Diary :


Stories / Fairy Tales :


  • Squigly's Writing Corner - Story Builder
    "Have fun making your own stories using Squigly's story builder.
    Squigly and his friends have written some stories that you can personalize with your own words."





  • Story Openings - How to keep your reader reading on!
    (Primary Resources)



  • Character Movement
    Click on ENGLISH:/ Text Level: Fiction: General (Fiction) Story Writing / Characters
    (Primary Resources)


  • Character Speech
    Click on ENGLISH:/ Text Level: Fiction: General (Fiction) Story Writing / Characters
    (Primary Resources)


  • Writing a bilingual short story - un travail proposé par Céline Matus (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
    Objectif : faire écrire une nouvelle en langues anglaise et française à des élèves de 4ème section européenne anglais
    et les regrouper en un recueil qui sera distribué à chaque élève.
    Mode de travail : les élèves travaillent par groupe de trois.

  • The Very Bad Horrible No Good Day
    "Have you ever had a bad hair day when everything seems to go wrong?
    Write about it as part of a class book and share your writing with the rest of the class."

    The task : "You will draw a picture about a bad day and write a story about your picture."


  • Storytelling (storyarts)
    - ex :
    Plot Structure Scenarios

    "Improvise a story that utilizes all the elements chosen." :
    Introduce characters / Setting : Environment - Time / Problem : in trouble / Inner Traits That Cause Original Trouble - Inner Traits That Aid Solution / Solution / Conclusion / End

  • You be the author! (library.thinkquest)
    "...Get started on the path to mystery writing.
    We will supply you with vocabulary about mysteries, story starters that will get you started on your own masterpiece-to-be, and get you to use newspaper prompts."
  • Story to create (
    "How would you get people to come to a town with a name like Dead Skunk Junction?
    Help this crazy town's Chamber of Commerce describe what makes this town an interesting place to visit and live in.
    Fill in the categories with your own words.
    Then click the "Create Story" button and your words will be inserted into the story."

  • Storytelling - Proverbs - Wisdom Tales Without the Plot (storyarts)
    " Have students choose a familiar proverb and develop a story that can surround and carry that thought.
    Multicultural proverbs offer interesting insights into the universality of wisdom.
    The following are some selected proverbs from Wisdom Tales From Around the World by Heather Forest, August House Publishers."



Film reviews :




Books :

  • Promise cards (billybear4kids) :
    Clean Bed Room | Dust | Help in Garden | Make Bed | Milk Cows | Mow Grass | Pump Gas | Rake Leaves | Trash | Vacuum | Walk Dog | Wash Car | Wash Dishes | Water Plants

  • Chores booklet (billybear4kids) :
    "This is a fun way to help you keep track of what you do around the house to help out"

  • All About Me
    "Your task is to create a time line of activities about yourself.
    Every month you will add things of interest to your log.
    The result will be a collection of memories compiled in a book of activities." (dès la 5ème)
    Dans "The Process", cliquer sur "All about me".




Book reviews :

  • Book Review Sheet (4 pages)
    Click on ENGLISH: / Other Resources : Book Ideas & Activities / General Activities
    (Primary Resources)




Cover letters :

  • How to write a cover letter (YouTube)
    "A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience."
    "Cover letters are generally one page at most in length, divided into a header, introduction, body, and closing." (


Poems :

  • SAVOIR COMMENTER UN POÈME (erp.oissel.onac)
    Distinguer la structure de surface et la structure profonde du poème
    Distinguer les éléments qui composent le poème
    Utiliser un vocabulaire approprié
    - Vocabulaire pour expliquer la composition du poème
    - Vocabulaire pour expliquer la structure profonde
    - Vocabulaire pour identifier les types de poèmes

  • People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling
    Poetry - Fiction - Bag of tricks (

  • Bio Poem Handout - "Getting to know each other through a poetry writing activity." (teachervision)



Pictures :

  • Image Detective
    "Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America....
    Use this exercise to build students' skills in analyzing historical documents...
    Choose a picture to start :
    Immigration / Growing Cities / Industrialization / The West / Leisure and Amusement / Progressive Reform / Women and Suffrage / Children / World War I
    Method :
    Pose a question - Gather clues - Get background info - Draw a conclusion - See what others think



  • Description d'un document iconographique. - 80 exercices interactifs (Yvan Baptiste)
    Nature du document
    Description du document
    Les émotions des personnages
    Mes réactions
    Pour boucher les trous ...
    Fiche papier récapitulative (PDF)
  • A Seaside Postcard - Use speech bubbles and thought clouds. - to print (

  • ENGLISH WORDS WITH PICTURES (erp.oissel.onac)
    1. Quel est le mot placé à droite qui désigne le mieux l'image placée à gauche?
    2. Quel est l'article signifiant "un" ou "une" que l'on doit placer ...
    3. Questions culturelles



  • SAVOIR PRESENTER UNE IMAGE (erp.oissel.onac)
    Distinguer la structure de surface et la structure profonde de l'image
    Distinguer les différents types d'images
    Utiliser un vocabulaire approprié :
    - Vocabulaire pour se repérer dans une image
    - Vocabulaire por décrire les éléments de l'image les uns par rapport aux autres
    - Vocabulaire pour identifier le type de scène
    - Vocabulaire pour identifier les types de plans
    - Vocabulaire de la BD
    - Vocabulaire pour expliquer une image publicitaire
    - Vocabulaire pour expliquer une photo ou un tableau

  • Treasure Map(educationworld)
    "Find the treasure by following the right path.
    Then, write directions of exactly how to get there.
    Use appropriate sequential words." (Ces mots sont donnés.)


Cartoons :



Discussions / Dialogues :

  • How to Write Dialogue
    "Dialogue refreshes. Seeing quotation marks on a page has been proven to increase readability, which means that readers find the page more interesting. And you want your readers to stay interested. Dialogue breaks up “gray text” and gives your eyes a break too."


  • Wreck-It Ralph: Dialog Writing - a lesson plan
    "This animated movie is innovative and highly creative. It is great to see animation based on video games characters we all know - most students do!"




Spelling :

  • Road markers misspell 'No Entry' sign
    "The workmen wrote 'No Entrt' on a one-way street in the West Midlands and were ordered to repaint the error much to the amusement of locals."








Writing a CV :

  • Write a British-style CV :
    Vocabulary - Design - Example CV - Covering letter - Example covering letter - Sending your application...

  • CV, Resume and Cover Letter Writing (
    "Job applications, resume, curriculum vitae and cover letter writing tips, sample resumes, sample cover letters, thank you letters, references, and more job search correspondence help and advice."


Writing prompts :

  • 48 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids
    "These prompts are aimed at middle school students (roughly age 11 – 14) – but younger or older writers might enjoy trying them as well..."



Evaluations :


Videos :