Useful Links & Resources
for Students & Parents
Transitions in Narrative Writing
Good writers use transitional words and phrases in their writing. Click above to download a list of transitions you can use to improve your writing.
How to Use Direct Quotes in
Informational and Literary Essays
In informational writing and literary essays, writers cite experts, the author, the text, and other outside sources. Click above for a list of sentence starters that will help you add direct quotes to your writing. Doing so will strengthen your argument and support your main ideas in a powerful way.
List of Themes
Themes are often referred to as "the author's message." Good writers craft stories around themes. Click above for a list to inspire your writing and also to help you determine the themes of stories you read.
Extra Practice Worksheet:
Transition Words and Their Usages
Click on the image for a larger view, then fill in the blanks with the best transition word or phrase.
www.freerice.com- Variety of English grammar and vocabulary questions; For each question answered correctly, this website donates rice to help with world hunger.