Friday, August 17, 2012

"To Be" Verbs

Have questions about "to be" verbs?  Check out this link - http://www.unc.edu/~dcderosa/Draftworkshops/tobeverbs.html

Or this one . . .
http://penningtonpublishing.com/blog/grammar_mechanics/how-to-eliminate-to-be-verbs-in-writing/

Sherry Owens' Blog: Contemp. Prep.

So, I'm 40 and I'm trying to figure out this whole blogging thing.  I think I'm trying to make it harder than it really is.  I was the Character Ed. coach in our district for 4 years and during that time, I focused on people, not technology.  I feel lost and anxious when it comes to creating a "new" way to teach writing.  I'm old school.  I like having a final product in my hand when the process is complete.  As a teacher, I need to know where my kids are when it comes to their writing skills. And I also know that if they have been at GLHS for the last 3 years, they have learned to write - and write well.  I, however, have to have some proof of that before I am comfortable moving forward.  I hope this gets easier, and I am confident that it will.