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Make a valentine mailbox

Make a valentine mailbox

Here’s a fun way to spread some Valentine cheer among your kids! Make a Valentine Mailbox!

4 tips for stronger papers

4 tips for stronger papers

These tips for stronger essays and research papers will save hours of red-penciling later on!

Most popular blog posts of 2014

Most popular blog posts of 2014

Find writing prompts, tips for writing across the curriculum, high school writing ideas, and seasonal writing activities.

Celebrating Children’s Book Week

Celebrating Children’s Book Week

THIS week, May 13-19, is Children’s Book Week. It’s the perfect time to revisit old favorites, and perhaps to add a few new titles to your family library. Of course, with new books pouring off the press every year, it can be hard to sort through all the rubbish. How’s...

Double space after periods? Just say no!

Double space after periods? Just say no!

One space between sentences. I know, I know. Most of us who learned to type on one of those---whatchamacallit---typewriters have a thing for hitting the space bar twice. Unfortunately, that "two spaces" rule is going the way of the dinosaur. Modern word-processing...

12 favorite posts from 2012

The words are on everyone's lips: Where did 2012 go? I wonder that too. What a full, busy, interesting year! As I look back at the blog over this past year, I thought it would be fun to highlight each month's most popular post. Which was your favorite blog post during...

5 top vocabulary-building apps

5 top vocabulary-building apps

BECAUSE WE associate smartphones with texting, it's easy to boil smartphone vocabulary down to a bunch of LOLs and BRBs. While that may be the case in the text-messaging world, it shouldn't give the handy phones a bad reputation as a whole. There are tons of...