Language Arts

Kid’s adventure author sends message in a bottle

Max Elliot Anderson, author of action-adventures and mysteries for kids, has begun a real life adventure to encourage summer reading. On Saturday, May 31, he released a special bottle into the Rock River, near his home of Rockford, Illinois. “Since most of my books contain adventures, and are written especially for boys 8 –...
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Daily Grammar

Improve your grammar and writing skills with our complimentary e-mail service. By signing up for the Daily Grammar e-mail, you’ll receive a free grammar lesson daily. After every five lessons, a review quiz will be sent. Our service is completely free! A great instructional tool for all ages and skill levels, Daily Grammar lessons...
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Magnetic Poetry Online

I found these fun on-line magnetic words at our local library. Magnetic Poetry Online
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Helping students to write well is one of the most daunting tasks facing teachers and homeschool parents alike. With WriteShop, you can teach fundamental composition and editing skills to junior high or high school students in an orderly, step-by-step fashion. WriteShop is an incremental composition curriculum for junior high and high school students. WriteShop...
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Handedness Research Institute

One of my children is left-handed, so when someone asked a question about teaching a lefty to write at one of the HEM forums, I did a google search on the subject. It’s been years since my lefty learned to write and being right handed, I often wondered if I was a help or...
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GRE Vocabulary

This online game of mixed-up letters requires you to unscramble the Scrabble letters. Thankfully, there are definition hints to help solve the anwer Play here. Posted by Mary
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Last February, I shared a site with you that allows you to create your own comic strips by selecting from 10 characters with different moods. Then, you can write your own words into thought balloons or use the site’s story guides. You can read that post here. The sites creator, Bill Zimmerman recently wrote...
Read More » is a resource site for poetry and poets. Here you can learn about the history, meaning, and types of poetry, as well as terms often used when reading and studying poetry. There is also the resource page: a series of links to various poetry sites for daily poetry, poetry organizations, poet biographies, and...
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Free resources from

Pilinutpress offers free resources. They have lesson plans, discussion questions, ask the author service, articles on reading skills, word games, puzzles, activity sheets and more for their entertaining and educational books. They add new material each week that you will find here:
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The Writing Code – PBS Stations

The Writing Code – PBS Stations, Fall 2007 (check local listings) A Series of Documentary Films on the Most Important Invention in Human History New York, Fall, 2007 – The Writing Code – a fast paced, educationally entertaining three-part documentary series premiering this Fall on PBS (check local listings), tracks the origin, history, definition...
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