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Free Composition & Writing Resources

Composition is a fancy word for writing, but I use it to differentiate from handwriting, which is its own skill. Teaching writing is one of the things that teachers seem to fear the most, but it doesn't have to be that way. Starting with sentences, working up to paragraphs, and then entire essays, students can become strong writers through a mix of direct instruction and plenty of practice. I put some suggestions for fiction writing under this section too, as many of the skills are the same.

Free Composition Lessons for High Schoolers

The New York Times offers a free writing curriculum for high school students. It uses actual news articles as a jumping off point for analyzing writing, and learning to write high quality prose.

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