Tracy Kriese

60 Flips | 6 Magazines | 4 Likes | 6 Following | 13 Followers | @tkriese | Seventh grade English teacher in Austin, Texas wrmstkriese.edublogs.org @mrskriese106

Horror Survival Skills from YA Books - The Hub

It’s the day before Halloween and perhaps this month you’ve watched a horror movie marathon or read a scary book. Have you ever been watching one of …

Let The Puppets From Glove And Boots Fix Your Common Grammar Mistakes (VIDEO)

If <b>your</b> grammar usage isn't the best, <b>you're</b> going to love this video by Glove and Boots.<p><b>There</b> are lots of things you can learn from <b>their</b> lessons, because <b>they're</b> good at teaching in a fun and easy way.<p>Don't get <b>too</b> excited <b>to</b> start writing though. If you write <b>too</b> quickly, you might make mistakes.<p>For …

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …

Literature

Why Do We Have to Write Today?

To flirt. • To be understood. • To understand. • To forward social justice, suppress tyranny and save the world. • To critique. • To see faces in …

Cherry Blossoms

Transition Words

A frequent fault of inexperienced writers is a tendency to present thoughts and ideas without showing connections between them, or without making …

Polysyndeton and Asyndeton: Definition and Examples

In case any of you have been living under a rock for the past week (or aren’t from the US), the Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl. This is a …

Literature

Rain | Ryan R's Blog

The soft drops of water hit the ground with plop- I look up suddenly the the bright blue sky has turned to black fog. Felt a slight tingling telling …

The Rain | Lauren's Little Lake

“Pitter, patter, pitter, patter.” The rain started out slowly drizzling. The little rain drops hitting the leaves and gliding off onto my hair. At …

The Cave | Kyle Z's Blog

“Stay on the path!” My mom yells at us. My brother and I run up the rocky path. My mother is letting us run ahead and see if there is anything cool …

Season 4 – Sam's Blog of Blogginess

<b>Ladies and gents. League of Legends fans everywhere. It’s… Season 4!</b><p><b>OK, so first of all: I’m excited. Second of all, I’m really excited, and third of</b> …

Summer « Olivia P's Fantastic Blog

My bare feet hit the burning concrete and I take off in a leaping-bounding kind of way, trying not to let the vicious heat get to me.<p>I sigh in …

Weather | Izzy's Blog!

I lay in bed late one summer night, unable to sleep because of the pounding-the hard,annoying pounding-of rain. It’s always the loudest in my room. …

Lockdown | Hansika's Blog

The stormy clouds have come together and started to snow. At first it started with a few flakes and made a crescendo to fifty flakes at a time …

Weather | Cristina's Blog

Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley via Compfight<p>The clouds started to puff up, like marshmallows. It was not a clear day but not a foggy day. The wind was …

Kidnapped | Andrea's Blog

The door suddenly slammed itself shut. The the room got pitch black in a matter of seconds. The young girl reached for the light switch but it had …

Croup and Vandemar: A Sort-Of Book Review | shampurna's a.u.

“Every villain is a hero in his own mind.” -Tom Hiddleston.<p>Some people are gentle, sweet, and extraordinarily nice. Some people are you’re average …

The Dark Forest . – Ryan N's Blog

I woke up in the most gloomy place I could think of. It was night and the branches of the creepy “horror movie trees” spread over me like my favorite …

Twenty Minutes In Heaven | Kevin's Blog

“Today, we’ll be going up in some aircrafts for twenty minutes. You can go up in both the airplane and the helicopter if you want to,” the flight …

Jenny's Blog » Blog Archive » Heat

The sun burned down on me in fiery bundles. It blinded anyone who dared to look up. Sweat rushed down my face in wave like ripples.<p>We were winning …

My Favorite Mistake « Yasmine's Blog

“Ummmmm… Is that supposed to happen?” I nervously asked my dad as my eyes flicked back and forth from my dad and the Chickfila currently engulfed in …

My Favorite Mistake | Hannah's Blog

” 57 playing, 58 to the waiting chair please.” The girl hurries past my seat, going all the way to the front of the room, to finally collapse on the …

Izadora's Blog » Blog Archive » Costa Rican Iguanas

Photo Credit: Drriss & Marrionn via Compfight<p>Hello everybody! I am officially back from Costa Rica. We did many things in Costa Rica, like surfing …

Skiing | Grayson's Blog

Flying down the mountain with snow flying in my face and my heart pounding. I can see the end of the run right ahead and make one last sprint to the …

Creating a Mood | Grant A's Blog

At 20,000 feet, the view of Nepal was breathtaking. Our group had just started setting off on the small hike so that we could get used to our new …

Emma Bernice's Blog » Blog Archive » The Challenge

” This isnt funny anymore!” Alice shrieked in terror. The suns light flickered and faded away into nothing. The trees grew taller. And darker. The …

Anisha's Blog » Blog Archive » A Scary Scene

The clouds were getting darker by the minute. Dusk overhung the colossal sky. The last buts of light died away by the presence of roaring thunder. …

Random Post | Ariana's Page of Cute Stuff

Tom slumped on his couch with a sigh. Sunlight streamed through the glass door leading to his yard and his pool. His maroon curtains draped heavily …