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Effective Communication: Improve Writing, Mechanics, and Grammar

Effective Communication empowers students not only in school but also in every facet of life.

These video chapters and web resources will assist students with their written and verbal communication skills. Content areas included are grammar, composition, and mechanics from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Writing

Grade K-2
Grade 3-5
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12

Mechanics

Grade K-2
Grade 3-5
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12

Grammar

Grade K-2
Grade 3-5
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12
  • The Verbs Cometh
    From Discovering Language Arts: Parts of Speech (Grades 9-12) [Video]

Web Resources

Jack Lynch's Grammar and Style Notes
Provides a user-friendly guide for studentsí needing to review grammar concepts; the site also includes notes on writing an effective paper.
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Purdue On-Line Writing Lab
Provides expert help for students needing review on writing essays and research papers. The site provides students easy access to MLA and APA style sheets without their having to purchase them.
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Elements of Style by William Strunk
Gives information on style for writing.
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Darling's Guide to Grammar and Good Writing
Provides guide for grammar and composition for high school and college students.
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Common Proofreading Symbols
Provides excellent review information for students, regarding editorial notations teachers make on student essays and research papers.
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Rensselear Writing Center
Provides concise review for students needing brief reminders on style sheets (MLA, APA), types of writing, cover letters, and resumes.
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