Ten Free Language Arts Resources

Language Arts is one of the things that I really don’t spend a lot of money on – that’s because there are really so many great resources that allow you to do that for free! In the “leaner” years I’ve leaned on this more, and on the “fatter” years I’ve invested in a little more for grammar and writing. Whether you use free language arts resources because you need to or want to, here’s a list of resources for a variety of ages. Free Language Arts Resources Grammar Grammar Workbooks From Scholastic Literary Place (Grades 1-6) The Big Grammar Book,

You keep using that word…

You keep using that word.. I do not think it means what you think it means. ~ Inigo, Princess Bride Just a fun little post today on malapropisms. Do you ever find yourself reading something, particularly something written by your Average Joe–a blog post, a Facebook comment, and so on– when you find yourself suddenly stopped in your tracks by the obvious misuse of a word or phrase? Yeah. That. Malapropisms: the ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of a similar sound. Sometimes people do that on purpose, for reaction. (I live with one of them.)

Are you smarter than a 6th grade grammar assignment?

Adjectives — easy peasy, right? I mean, we’re not even talking dangling participles here, we’re just talking about basic grammar. Adjectives describe nouns — how hard can this be? I don’t consider myself a grammar whiz, but I do consider my grammar to be at least above average (when I choose to use it, I choose to ignore it quite frequently, but that’s beside the point.) The point is, that my daughter’s 6th grade grammar workbook has really been making me feel grammar illiterate lately! I graded her worksheet yesterday and as I was marking the ones she missed I