With fall in the air and Thanksgiving just around the corner, now’s the time to encourage seasonal and holiday-themed writing.
By choosing vivid details when describing a place, good writers bring life and emotion to their writing.
What’s in the Bag? is a fun prewriting game that teaches kids about descriptive word choice.
Follow a reluctant boy writer’s journey from 6th-grade story soup to academic master’s thesis.
Invite your younger children to make a picture dictionary. It builds vocabulary and targets spelling words!
Build reading skills using audio books, reading contests, learning games, and more!
This vocabulary-building game helps kids of all ages create their own adjective word lists.
Tools like word banks and vocabulary games help kids expand their writing vocabulary.
Motivate your kids to describe the season of spring with fresh new color and pizzazz!
Creative, painless, and colorful Valentine-themed ideas that encourage kids to write!
Here’s an icy blast of words that will help your kids write stories about winter!
This family game uses a thesaurus to teach kids and teens how to make better vocabulary choices!
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...
Humphrey the Cat belongs to author Nancy I. Sanders. he has his own writing blog, Writing According to Humphrey, where he shares helpful writing tips. From time to time, I'll feature some of his articles here (with permission from Nancy, of course). Today we get to...
Last time, I gave you a Christmas word bank centered on the birth of Jesus and the traditional Christmas story. Now you can enjoy yet another holiday word bank (or several, when divided into categories), perfect for those jingle-jolly creative writing activities,...