Grammar Monster

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Apostrophes– Apostrophes cause more errors than any other punctuation mark.

Brackets– Brackets look unwieldy in official writing. This lesson on parenthesis explains when commas or dashes might be better options.

Colons– Used correctly, colons can make your writing succinct and effective.

Commas– The comma: grammar villain. Learn to use commas correctly.

Dashes– Dashes (long hyphens) are great for extending sentences or replacing brackets.

Hyphens– Hyphens are mainly used to group words; e.g. free-range eggs.

Semicolons– When used correctly and sparingly, semicolons look tremendous.

More…lots more!

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Confusing Words

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Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.

Some of these words are homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently) and some are just commonly confused.

Thematic Pathfinders for All Ages

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Here is a collection of links for those of you who want to learn something new. There are lots of links here. Haven’t you often wondered where your birthdate is in pi? You can find it here!

Why start with a search engine, when you can find a pathfinder to fit your needs at 42eXplore? When learning something new, it’s nice to have more than one resource to explore. This web project provides “four to eXplore” for each topic. On each page you’ll find definitions, activities, the 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.

The Seven Wonders of the World

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Here is a site for anyone wanting to learn more about “The Seven Wonders of the World”. First you will have to decide which seven wonders you are looking for. There are also maps of the locations of “the wonders” and a link to an online atlas that is pretty helpful.

Handwriting For Kids

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Handwriting for kids. Free handwriting lessons to teach kids and adults how to write alphabets, numbers, sentences, bible school, scriptures, and even their name! Interactive math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Coming soon: Fractions.

I’ve used this site before for animated guides on script and cursive handwriting for kids. They have added lots of new stuff to their site! Practice writing Spanish! Create math worksheets. There is also “Resources” and “Videos” sections with more help for teachers and parents.