Grammar & Spelling

Stumbling block #2 – Weak writing skills and tools

Welcome back to our series on 10 Stumbling Blocks to Writing! Last week we looked at Stumbling Block #1 and ways to increase your student's confidence. What's today's hurdle? Stumbling Block #2 Problem: Kids don't have the writing skills and tools they need to make...

Aaack! I’ve been tagged!

Aaack! I’ve been tagged!

I know this is a writing blog and, for the most part, not a personal blog. But what can I do? I've been TAGGED by my daughter Karah! So if you want to learn a few random things about me, read on! And if you don't, that's cool. Just come back another day to read more...

Plurals, possessives, and apostrophes | Jane’s grammar nugget

Jane Straus, late author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, has helped thousands of readers make sense of grammar. Today, we're sharing some of her tips for dealing with three more grammar bugs. Jane often said that many people have been taught incorrectly,...

Not your grandma’s grammar! | Jane’s grammar nugget

Jane Straus, late author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, can help us modernize Grandma's grammar! Jane says: As if it isn’t enough that computers have influenced just about every area of our lives, you’d think that something as sacred as the English...

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