July and August are summer vacation for Home School Helps.
If you’re just starting home school, if you want to start with grammar but don’t know what to do, Home School Helps won’t leave you hanging.
The Punctuation series started in January with Sentence Starters. Since then, we’ve covered Keyboard Clues, Sentence Enders, Sentence Considerations including variety and length, the Ellipsis and Asterisk, followed with the Colon (including Analogies), and the Semicolon. We continued with a short series on the Type I Errors, those all-important main ideas of every sentence that require truly understanding your own writing. And we finish June with the classic blog “Grammar Phobia or Grammar Snobbery?” (Classic only in that this blog is one that will repeat yearly from Writers Ink. We think it’s that important)
New blogs in the series will resume with the comma (4 planned blogs), starting in September. We will follow that with the Short-cutters (including the apostrophe) and finishing with Special Marks.
When it’s easy to find exercises but not so easy to find explanations, the HSHelps area of Writers Ink is here to help.
As always, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please state your concern.
See you in September.
(Wait! That’s from a song! Do you know it? If you go farther back into the WIS blog archive, you’ll find a whole series on poetry, including occasional poems and popular songs by Dolly Parton, Sting, Cold Play, the Eagles, Judy Collins, and more. These can serve as free guided literature lessons for home schoolers, especially when the student applies the lesson focus to other songs. Students can select another song and work on their own. For assistance, just email us, and we’ll respond!)