Writing

Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts

Like all skills, writing improves with practice. But often one’s idea engine needs a quick jump start. Whether for classroom journaling exercises, or to combat the terrifying blank page that stares back at you defiantly, these clever writing prompts are …[Continue]

Active and Passive Voice

Active and Passive Voice

The passive voice is frowned upon by many teachers. Or should I say, many teachers frown upon the passive voice? Today’s sites illustrate the differences between active and passive voice, bust some common grammar myths, and will help you write …[Continue]

How to Write an Essay

How to Write an Essay

Essay writing is an essential skill that you will need all your life, not only in school. This week’s picks are directed students from grade six through college, and not only look at essay reports, but also address answering essay …[Continue]

How to Write Poetry

How to Write Poetry

Want to write a poem, but don’t think you know how? Staring at a blank page (or computer screen) may not be the best way to get your creative poetry writing juices flowing. Experienced teachers and famous poets offer poem …[Continue]

Homework Help

Homework Help

When you’ve googled till your fingers are numb, and all your searching still hasn’t provided an answer to your homework question, it’s nice to know that there are real people out there who can help. Here’s the scoop on teachers, …[Continue]

Punctuation

Punctuation

Jeff Rubin (owner of Put It In Writing Newsletter Publishers) declared September 24, 2006 National Punctuation Day and managed to get it included in “Chases’ Calendar of Events,” making it practically official. In celebration of good punctuation and the back-to-school …[Continue]

Publish Your Book Reviews

Publish Your Book Reviews

When you write them at school, your teacher calls them book reports. But when they are published, they magically become book reviews. Harness the power of the Internet to turn your book reports into published book reviews at these five …[Continue]

Journal Writing

Journal Writing

They can be written by hand, or typed on a computer. You might keep yours private, or share it with the world. Some call them diaries; others prefer the word journal; and online afficionados often call them blogs (which evolved …[Continue]