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    Writing Tips for Teens #4: Responding to Drafts

    Writing Tips For Teens #writingtipsforteens

    I’ve been posting writing tips for teens this school year. If you want to catch up on the other posts, here are the previous links for #writingtipsforteens August: https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-1-guidelines-and-getting-started/ September: https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-2-your-writers-notebook-and-prewriting October: https://lynnlovegreen.com/writing-tips-for-teens-3-writing-the-first-draft/ This month, we’re looking at the Response step of writing, having people to respond to your draft in order to get feedback. Why is response and feedback important? This is helpful for several reasons. The number one purpose is for another pair of eyes to see what you can’t. As writers, we often see the idea that’s in our heads, not what’s actually written down. Plus, others can more easily find…

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    Still Thankful

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. it’s dedicated to delicious food and people we love—what could be better than that? I love hosting my Alaska family at our house and talking about what we’re thankful for over a huge turkey dinner.…

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    Building the Alcan Highway

    This month has two anniversaries for the Alcan (Alaska Canada) Highway. On November 3, 1942, construction crews building the Alaska Highway from the north and south met at “break through,” 20 miles east of the Alaska boundary. On November 22,…

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    Fairbanks in Winter

    My husband and I recently spent a few days in Fairbanks. It’s usually frigid this time of year. We lucked out on the temperatures—it was below zero for only a short time. A record snowfall made it remarkable, and beautiful,…

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    Please vote!

    The United States of America has a democratic republic, where voters elect leaders to write our laws and create many of the conditions we live in.  The preamble to our Constitution begins with “We the People of the United States,…

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    Alaskan Women in Politics

    To celebrate a century of U. S. women’s suffrage on the eve of an election, here’s a reprise of an older post. Hope you all vote on (or before) November 3rd this year! Alaskan women have always been involved in…