Writer’s Reference Desk

This section is meant to be an handy reference guide for honing the craft of writing after the basics are mastered.   For beginner information, visit LEARNING LINKS > LANGUAGE ARTS.  The non-online resources in this section are available at our local library, unless otherwise noted.

NOTEBOOKS AND NOTE TAKING

http://lsc.cornell.edu/LSC_Resources/cornellsystem.pdf – Note taking 101
http://www.jeanniesjournal.com/2007/06/notebooking_07.html
http://notebookingnook.blogspot.com/2009/10/freebies-organized-by.html
http://www.homeschoolshare.com
http://dynamic2moms .webs.com/Lapbooks
http://yeeshallknow.com
http://www.staidens homeschool.com/Unit Studies
http://notebookingfairy.com/Notebooking how tos
http://notebookingpages.com – Not a free program, but offers some FREE resources.
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/unsplash-another-good-source-of-free.html – Good Source of Free Images
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html – How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

RESOURCES FOR CONCEPT MAPS AND MIND MAPPING

WRITING REVIEW AND ADVANCED WRITING VIDEOS

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION REVIEW

CITING SOURCES FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIES

DICTIONARIES

VOCABULARY PRACTICE

Sure you could read a dictionary, but these are more fun:

WORD ORIGINS

THESAURUSES

WRITING PRACTICE VIA BLOGS AND EMAIL

Email and blogs are simple ways to encourage your child to express himself with the added bonus of a date stamp on each post.   This makes it easy to track progress over time.

PUBLISHING

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“A Christian student’s purpose in learning the art of debate should always
be to develop life skills that will help him or her glorify God and love others,
whether by defending God’s truth, standing up for the needy,
or persuading lost people to come to the Savior.”
Christy Shipe

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

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