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November 30, 2022

Writing the Micro-Memoir in 2021

None of us are strangers to “the diary.” While it might conjure up images of Lisa Frank lock journals from the early 2000s, diary-keeping actually comes from centuries of travel and spiritual meditations. Some of the oldest records originate in antiquity ...

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November 30, 2022

Writing the Micro-Memoir in 2021

None of us are strangers to “the diary.” While it might conjure up images of Lisa Frank lock journals from the early 2000s, diary-keeping actually comes from centuries of travel and spiritual meditations. Some of the oldest records originate in antiquity ...

November 30, 2022

Why Is Grammar Important?

Grammar, simply, is the rules of and for language. Modern English grammar began in the eighteenth century with new printing technology and a rise in capitalism, which produced an explosion in printed material at affordable prices for broader audiences.

November 30, 2022

Writing with a Visual Thesaurus

Creative writers know that words can be powerful! One word can make all the difference in an essay, novel, or scene. Yet, it can be difficult to find the “right” word. No matter what you are writing or how lost you may find yourself, one of the most useful tools in a writer’s journey is the visual “Thinkmap.”

November 30, 2022

How To Find New Reads For All Ages

Has your child ever been stumped on what to read next? Maybe they want to explore a new genre, or find books similar to ones they’ve previously enjoyed. Asking the school or local librarian is a great place to start finding new texts, but what happens when your child is curious at home?

November 30, 2022

Looking For A Reading Challenge?

Reading challenges are not only a great way of improving upon literacy skills. They are also an opportunity for your child to explore what kind of reader they are, helping them come to new and exciting understandings about themselves and the world around them.

November 30, 2022

How To Teach Your Child Handwriting (The Fun Way)

Many parents stress not only over the content of their child’s writing, but also its appearance. “Chicken scratch” might be a parent’s worst nightmare, but it’s not as daunting as the task of teaching your child how to write legibly. Look no further, for I have the activity that will resolve many of your problems!

November 30, 2022

Where To Find Free Books Online

As an educator of ELA and writing, my students often ask me the simple, yet complex, question, “Where can I read books?” Today, there exist myriad digital resources that students often have difficulty locating. While reading physical copies of books is an enriching experience all its own...

November 30, 2022

Teaching Your Child Through Games

I grew up in the age of CD-ROMS, playing educational games like Spy Fox, Cluefinders, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, and (the dreaded) Oregon Trail. Through these games, I read extensive dialogue and storylines, and I also learned about world history and science. I often found ...

November 30, 2022

Writing Resources for Your Child

Have you been searching tirelessly on the internet to find activities that your child can do, specifically to improve their writing and vocabulary skills? You are not alone! We have been doing the same. Thankfully, we have a few resources that will become staples in your child’s day-to-day life.

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