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The "How To" section offers educational articles aimed at improving a child's reading, writing, and English grammar skills.

How to make sentences sound better.

As shown in an earlier post, a sentence following correct English grammar must consist of two parts: a subject and a predicate. However, as a writer, if you only stuck to that simple rule, your writing would become very bland and boring. 

How to choose the best form of writing for an assignment.

When deciding on what writing style to take for a particular assignment, the key advice is to ask yourself "Who is my audience?" For example, your writing style would be different in writing to your friend as opposed to a teacher. They are two completely different audiences.

How to write an awesome topic sentence.

To create an engaging topic sentence is paramount to writing a solid paragraph. For a topic sentence to be correct it should . . .

How to understand the parts of a paragraph.

In essence, a paragraph has three main components: a topic sentence, a body, and a closing sentence. A paragraph begins with a topic sentence, which tells what the paragraph is mainly about. The body of a paragraph gives the details about the topic sentence. Finally, the closing sentence brings the paragraph to an end.

How to make a complete sentence.

The main way to check to see if you have a complete sentence is to verify that you have a subject and predicate.  If a sentence is missing a subject or predicate, then it is an incomplete thought, which makes it a FRAGMENT.

How to write a simple sentence.

To utilize correct grammatical structure, sentences have two basic parts: a subject (who or what is doing something) and a complete predicate (tells what the subject is doing or offers information about the subject).

How to make sure subjects and verbs agree.

For one to write correct grammatically, when checking for subject and verb agreement,  you must remember that each must always agree in number. This article will show how to make sure your subjects and verbs agree.

How to diagram sentences.

Sentences in the English language follow a distinct pattern. By understanding how these patterns work, a child can learn sentence structure and improve their writing skills. One of the best ways to improve a child's writing capabilities is to teach them how to diagram sentences.

How to use context clues.

To enjoy the reading process, it's important for children to understand how to figure out vocabulary, which may be difficult for them to understand. Learning how to use context clues is an important strategy to master to enhance one's reading progression. 

How to use sounds, letters, and word parts to become a stronger reader.

In order for your child to become a stronger, better, and more independent reader, it is beneficial for them to realize what they are doing when they are actually readingContext clues are one helpful technique to use when reading; especially when your child comes across difficult words.

How to write a research paper.

What is a research paper? How do I write this type of document? Simply put, a research paper is a multi-paragraph essay, which offers your personal evaluation, interpretation, or knowledge on a particular topic or argument.

How to write a interesting hook statement.

A well written hook statement will gather a reader’s interest in reading your paper. The hook sentence acts as a “fishing lure” to attract your reader’s attention.

How to understand root words.

A large amount of the vocabulary we use comes from a root word. Once you take away any prefixes or suffixes, the root word is what remains. When you have discovered the root, you can often discover a difficult word’s meaning.

How to use numbers in writing.

One problem writers often run into is what to do with numbers in their writing. This article offers tips on understanding when to write out the numerals in a sentence, as opposed to spelling out the numbers.

How to use a couple simple rules to spell better.

Some believe that you’re either a good speller, or you’re not. I happen to believe that anyone can improve their spelling capabilities utilizing a few secrets . . . well, not actually secrets; let’s call them little helpers. 

How to understand the different types of sentences

The four types of sentences include simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

How to understand the various forms of sentence structure

The classification of a sentence is designated by their function (i.e. what they do). The four classifications of sentence structure include exclamatory, declarative, imperative, and interrogative.