10 Things We Believe about Teaching Writing


I have been teaching teens to write for a quarter of a century (Twenty-five years just sounds longer when you put it that way, doesn’t it?), and the online writing instruction service I founded, WriteAtHome, has been in business for a dozen years. In all that time we’ve learned a lot about how to teach writing effectively. Here are ten of the most important.

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What Exactly Did the Little Lord Jesus Do with His Head?


Google the lyrics to the beloved Christmas carol “Away in a Manger” and you will find two versions of the …

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How To Elaborate: Telescopic Text


A question I get quite often from homeschooling parents and teachers is, how can I teach my son to elaborate …

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Sneaked or Snuck?


I saw this comment by some poor, cantankerous woman a few weeks ago on a grammar blog: I am completely …

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