Mastering Homophones

English is fool of homophones—too words that sound alike butt are spelled differently and half different meanings. Plug in the wrong word and confusion rains.  The solution is often practice, practice, practice. But this knead knot be unpleasant. Homophones kneed not feel like a yolk around students’ necks. A pull of online lists and games will […]

Power Proofreading, Expert Editing

What does it take to proficiently write an essay for your state’s assessment test? In the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), the grade 4 writing section is scored on these areas: focus and coherence, organization, development of ideas, voice, and conventions. Have your students mastered these skills? Revising and editing are key components […]

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