Friday, April 2, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
- Arguments: Some Simple First Principles
- Setting Up the Argument: Definition (1)
- Definition (2): Defining Key Terms
- Deduction and Induction
- Organizing the Main Body of An Argument (I)
- Organizing the Main Body of An Argument (II)
- Paragraph Structure
- Paragraph Functions
- Writing Argument About Literary Works
- Sample Outlines For Essays and Research Papers
- Critical Approaches to Shakespeare
- Some Criteria for Making Literary Evaluations
- Phrases, Clauses, Sentences
- Basic Punctuation
- Parallelism or Parallel Structure
- Modifiers, Gerunds, Infinitives
- Clarity, Logic, Structure
- References and Bibliographies
- Basic Format for Essays and Research Papers
- Keyhole Essay Graphic
We have already reviewed the most general characteristics of deduction and induction. You should therefore remember that, simply put, deduction begins with a general principle upon which we all agree and applies that to a specific case; induction, by contrast, starts with a collection of observations, measurements, research results (in short, collections of facts) and moves to a general conclusion from that collection of data.
The apostrophe also commonly indicates the omission of a letter in a shortened version of a word (e.g., do not, is not, they’re, we’re, he’s, and so on). Since these forms are not usually appropriate to a formal style and since the inexperienced writer commonly confuses them with other expressions, it is often better to avoid entirely this use of the apostrophe. In for- mal writing, keep the use of the apostrophe to indicate omissions to a minimum.
6.5 Use of the Superlative Form In the Comparison of Two Items
Do not use the superlative form of an adjective or an adverb when you are comparing only two items.
Of these two women, Nora is the strongest.
Since only two items (people) are involved in the comparison, use the comparative form of the adjective.
Of these two women, Nora is the stronger.
I had my daughter who is a senior in high school read through a majority of this handbook. She is both an avid reader and an aspiring author, and she is actually currently writing a book. She has taken literature courses throughout high school that have required quite a few papers. She has also been taught grammar from her aunt, who is an english professor throughout middle school into high school. Needless to say, she knows grammar inside and out! My daughter's take away from the handbook was that it was a great handbook for students needing help with writing and grammar. When I signed up for this review, I was hoping that this handbook would have been more on an advanced tool for my daughter's writing needs. Unfortunately, according to my daughter it was stuff that she had already learned knew and knew by heart. With that said, my daughter is NOT MOST STUDENTS. I definitely think that this handbook is a wonderful tool that will help many students. I know that this will be a great resource for some of my younger children in the coming years. I love the following quote.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
How does it work?
This learn-to-read program comes with six fun illustrated storybooks: skunk, snake, bear, penguins, unicorn, and zebra. Before your child is ready to dive into each book they will play a series of word-matching games. Each game has six stages. Each stage contains five new words. After the first two matching games students are tested using a captioned picture flashcard. This continues throughout games 3-6, two games and then being texted with a picture flashcard. Each consecutive picture flashcard will have words from the previous levels. After game 6 is played and the student successfully has read the appropriate picture flashcard then they are ready to read their FIRST BOOK! Each story builds on the words previously learned. Anyone can play the game with the student so long as they can read all of the words in the books. Most often this will be a teacher, parent or tutor. But maybe an older sibling may want to help a younger sibling learn to read. Extra resources such as summative and formative assessment worksheets, class recording sheets, ideas on themed topics for class discussion on the storybooks can be found on the Educator's Page.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hamelin Stoop ~ The Ring of Truth from 12 Gates Publishing is the third book in the series by Robert B. Sloan. This book is quite long at 627 pages. In this third book Hamelin, who is the main character, returns to the orphanage in order to return a lost princess back to her land. He suspects that Layla may be the lost princess of the Land of Gloaming. Hamelin is trying to get Layla back to the other world and back to her father, King Carr. The Chimera will not make the task easy. In books one and two Hamelin is deceived and betrayed by those who should be caring for him. This continues into book three. He can truly never trust anyone in his life as they always seem to hide information from him. In this book Hamelin fights evil forces between two worlds. Chimera gives his agents the go ahead to torment and throw Hamelin off his path as he continues to search for his parents. So much is going on in book three. It is definitely worth the read. Be sure to see what my Fellow Crew Members had to say about the book.
Here is a link to Books 1 and 2 of Hamelin Stoop that I reviewed back in 2019.
Timberdoodle has in their Art section a fun puzzle entitled Starry Night Pixel Puzzle. The puzzle is a 2,408 piece Pix Brix puzzle intended for ages 6 and above. Using your fingers or the included PB tool to pick up the pieces you will create one of Van Gogh's most famed works of art. "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars make me dream." Vincent Van Gogh.
The puzzle includes:
- Starry Night template
- PB tool
- 2,408+ puzzle Brix