Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

The Other F-Word


This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Descriptive Writing Prompt: Guess Which Zoo Animal?


A popular descriptive writing assignment for middle-schoolers…

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Just Some Crazy Wordy Stuff


It’s the weekend. I thought I’d share some thingamajigs I’ve discovered recently. All made me chuckle at least. And all are related to writing and/or grammar. Enjoy!

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Start in the Middle: In Medias Res


Ancient Greek poets like Homer understood the value of grabbing a reader’s attention. Today’s writers can benefit from the epic convention of starting in medias res.

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Words We Confuse that Spellcheckers Miss, Parts I and J


The next in an ongoing series of posts on troublesome spelling situations caused by homophones. This article looks at homophones beginning with I and J.

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