Language Arts, Reference

This category is further divided into: Grammar, Jokes and Riddles, Poetry, Reading, Reference, Vocabulary, Writing.

Study Skills

Study Skills

Achieving success in school isn’t always easy, but it is doable if you put your mind to it. Step one is improving your study skills. Although many of this week’s study-skill sites are written by university counselors, their sound advice …[Continue]

Kids’ Jokes

Jokes for Kids

In honor of April’s appointment as National Humor Month, today’s topic is clean, funny jokes. National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by author Larry Wilde, who chose April because of its frequently bleak weather, the fact that it begins …[Continue]

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish author whose enchanting fairy tales are among the most widely read stories in the world. “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Princess and the Pea” are three of …[Continue]

Homophones

Homophones

A homophone is a group of words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings, such as “to, too, and two.” Homophones are a special kind of a homonym, which in addition to words that are …[Continue]

Back-to-School Quotes

Back to School

The exciting back-to-school season is upon us, and what better way to get ourselves in the mood than with wisdom and humor. Whether you are looking for something for a school report, a bulletin board, or dinner table discussion, you’ll …[Continue]

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been part of our Western oral tradition for hundreds of years, and is not known to be a real historical figure. In fact (according to Wikipedia) she has been associated with nursery rhymes as early …[Continue]

Submit Your Poems

Submit Your Poems

Seeing your poetry published is exciting for writers of any age. This week’s sites specialize in publishing poems from young poets. They vary in how selective they are, the length of time it will take you to get a response, …[Continue]

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 as well as three Academy Awards, Theodor Geisel (best known as Dr. Seuss) authored and illustrated forty-four children’s books. Since his first children’s book in 1936, Dr. Seuss has introduced several generations of …[Continue]