Online Educational Content Writers Needed at

Quite a few virtual (work from anywhere) jobs over at Shmoop!


This is just one of them…there are more jobs listed at

Grade 6 – 12 Assessments Writer: Language Arts

Job Description

Shmoop ( is a digital curriculum company that makes learning, teaching, and test prep materials that are—dare we say it—awesome, thrilling, spectacular, magnificent, unforgettable, and…smart. Really smart.

To help carry out Shmoop’s (mostly benign) plans for world domination, we’re looking for a talented and experienced middle school or high school teacher, familiar with 6­12 curriculum and the Common Core, who can help us write language arts assessment questions.


  • Strong writing and editing skills, with impeccable grammar
  • Experience teaching in the 6 – 12 classroom
  • Familiarity with the Common Core
  • Self­starting, flexible, and comfortable working independently
  • Passion for, and understanding of, great works of literature (classic and contemporary; fiction and non­fiction), as well as communicating that passion to others

Bonus Points:

and social/cultural interests


  • Strong knowledge of middle school and high school, both academic needs
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Work from home (or wherever else you choose)
  • Flexible, project­based work

Our offices are located in Mountain View, California, but you’ll work from wherever you want (whenever you want, and also wearing whatever you want). The position is part­time, and you’ll be paid per completed project.

Send us your wittiest cover letter and resume; we’ll be waiting with bated breath. If we think you’re a good fit, we will request a topic­specific writing sample.

Online Job for English teachers

Need some summer work? I just found this part-time work opportunity if you want to check it out.

curriculetCurriculet ( is looking for amazing teachers who love to read and create outstanding curriculum. We’re hiring teacher consultants to develop curriculets for our digital reading platform. Curriculets are layers of interactive curriculum consisting of Common Core aligned questions, along with videos, images and textual annotations that are placed directly into an ebook.To apply for this position you must:

• have taught for a minimum of two years;
• have knowledge of Common Core standards, or a willingness to learn (

• be able to commit a minimum of five hours a week to this work (3 books per month);

• love literature and creating world-class curriculum;
• possess a strong background and interest in language arts, reading and writing.
Curriculet Content Designers will use the Curriculet platform to create interactive layers based on our spec for the most popular titles for 3rd – 12th grade.
Successful applicants will earn as much as $400 per book (average length titles earn $250).
Apply here:…/curriculum-writer-job-at-curricul…

Book Review: The Wall Around Us

18044277     The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Is it a ghost story or not? You’re not quite sure throughout the whole novel. More importantly, the story addresses what being alone/lonely means and what being innocent/guilty means, not to mention what constitutes a ‘family.’ Superb read on so many levels.

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Inference Cartoon

Cool game for writing varied sentences

Writing Creative Nonfiction: The Lyrical Essay

Originally posted on Find Your Creative Muse:

Monday July 22, 2013
By Dave Hood

The lyrical essay is a subgenre of the personal essay. It is based on images and ideas of a particular theme. For instance, Eula Biss crafts a lyrical essay about pain called “The Pain Scale,” which has appeared in Harper’s magazine. The writer of the literary essay constructs images with sensory details. The writer also uses poetic language, such as alliteration and assonance. The lyrical essay combines both prose and poetry, sometimes found objects of writing to create the lyrical essay. The essay is created with fragments of details, and each fragmented is separated with white space, asterisk, or number. The writer presents questions and relies on the reader to provide the answers. The lyrical essay encourages the reader to ponder and meditate while reading the essay.

In this article, I will discuss the lyrical essay. The following will be covered:
• Definition…

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July Book Giveaway

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