That sure was fun! Both kids and lots of family joined us for Thanksgiving at our house. Hope yours was wonderful, too. Here’s a snapshot of our buffet table.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Grammar Printable(** for Premium Members only)
My 1979 edition of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style reigns over my workspace from its place of honor on my bookshelf. It’s a slim volume because, like all good writing, the needless words have been omitted. The original, written as a college textbook in 1918 by Professor William Strunk, Jr., is available at Bartleby.com. But when looking for grammar help online, these sites are my favorites.
Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
“Effective Writing. Rule 1. Use concrete rather than vague language.” As the title implies, Jane Straus’s guide is divided into two sections: grammar and punctuation. Each is further organized into rules with examples (navigate these with the drop-down menus), exercises and tests. The interactive quizzes are graded upon completion. Additional quizzes are available with a paid subscription.
Grammar Bytes: Rules
“Grammar instruction with attitude!” Site creator Robin L. Simmons tackles eleven common grammar problems with rules and tips. Topics include Pronoun Agreement Errors, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences, and Rules for Using Irregular Verbs. Her tips are available as web pages (HTML versions) and as downloads (PDF versions.)
Guide to Grammar and Writing
This comprehensive grammar guide from Professor Charles Darling, is organized into topics at the Sentence Level, Paragraph Level, and Essay Level. If you’re not sure where to find your subject, try the Index or search function. You’ll also find 170 interactive quizzes, corrected instantly for immediate feedback. Have an unanswered grammar or writing question? Professor Darling’s alter ego Grammar English (she’s the one in the rocking chair) will be happy to answer queries posted via the Ask Grammar! form.
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Quote of the Week
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” ~~ Samuel Johnson ~~ (September 18 1709 – 13 December 1784) British essayist, lexicographer biographer, poet. Click the link at the end of this sentence to find more education quotes.
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Universal Human Rights Month December
Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe Dec, 1929
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Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Bus Seat Dec 1, 1955
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Malta Summit Dec 2, 1989
National Cookie Day Dec 4, 2015
Walt Disney’s Birthday Dec 5, 1901
Montgomery Bus Boycott Dec 5, 1955
Parthenon Day Dec 5, 1997
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Hanukkah Dec 6-14, 2015
Ira Gershwin’s Birthday Dec 6, 1896
Pearl Harbor Attacked by Japan Dec 7, 1941
Computer Science Education Week Dec 7-13, 2015
John Lennon Murdered Dec 8, 1980