Why We Changed the WriteAtHome Curriculum


As you probably know, this blog is affiliated with WriteAtHome.com, our program offering online writing courses to students in grades 5-12. Recently, WriteAtHome announced some broad changes to the curriculum we offer, and I thought I might take a moment to explain that here.

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Brand Names That Become Real Words


  I’m amazed that there isn’t a word for this. It seems like there is a linguistic term for just …

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Wikipedia Infographic: Is It Time To Embrace Online Encyclopedias?


Should WriteAtHome, and schools in general, encourage the use of Wikipedia for research?

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Words We Confuse that Spell Checkers Miss, Part D


Continuing our tour of often-confused spelling words, A.K.A., homophones: This week, we’ll address problem words that start with “d”.

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