It's been a while since I've posted This and That on a Thursday, so thought I'd share a few goodies. Hope one or two strikes your fancy!
Links for Writers
Links for Writers
The Non Fiction Writers Conference is an online event scheduled for May 16-18, 2012. Workshops will be given by Dan Poynter, Mark Coker, Peter Bowerman, Dana Lynn Smith, Stephanie Chandler and other notable writers. To register, go here.
The OC Christian Writer's Conference will be held May 18-20, 2012 in Newport Beach, CA. Speakers include BJ Taylor, Alice Crider, Bill Belew, Bill Myers, and more. For info, click here. They also sponsor several writing contests, including fiction, book proposals, and memoirs. Visit their site for details.
Doe Branch Ink sponsors week long writing retreats in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Each week features a different speaker with workshops for writers of every level. For current retreat listings, click here.
Have you been to Word Hippo? If not, you must! This nifty site has a synonym and antonym search, a translation feature, definitions, and rhyming words. Fun stuff!
Grammar Revolution bills itself as "Grammar the Easy Way". It offers tips and exercises, sentence diagramming help, grammar games, cool quotes, and more. They say, "Learning grammar can be fun." See if you agree!
This is my recent review of Carol Alexander's ebooklet for homeschoolers, Lessons from the Hen House. Please feel free to pass this on to any homeschooling friends. :)
This handy guide is a wonderful resource for homeschool families! Its user-friendly content is divided into segments that address each age group – elementary, intermediate, and upper levels. The activities are further broken down by subject and include math, language, science, art, geography, and home economics.
Carol not only offers advice on how to make the most of the guide, but also offers ideas to take studies further if there is time and interest. Her practical approach and friendly style immediately set you at ease, making you feel as though you have someone cheering you on through the process. Links and pictures are sprinkled throughout the guide, and the resource section at the end includes a recommended book and magazine list and hatchery info. I think that this guide could be used even if you do not own chickens, for the ideas are varied and doable with or without them.
Lessons from the Hen House is exactly the type of resource I liked to use during our homeschooling years. It offers ideas that can be used immediately with little to no prep time, and can be used with one student, a family, and/or a homeschool, 4H, or other group.
Come across any good links or reviews lately? Ever been to Word Hippo? :)
Taking a break next week, so will see you back on April 16th.
Have a great weekend,
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