Review of No Talking by Andrew Clements

In the well written middle-grade novel No Talking, author Andrew Clements portrays a competition between the fifth-grade boys and the fifth-grade girls at Laketon Elementary School to determine which group can talk the least for 48 hours spread over three…
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Sentence Fragments in Fiction and Poetry for Children

Many people don’t know when to use sentence fragments in poetry and fiction.  I just published an article about this topic in the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators newsletter called The Mitten.

Grammar Guru post about “Agreement of Subjects and Verbs”

I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, which has a strong Michigan chapter. Our state newsletter is called The Mitten because that is the shape of Michigan. I told the editor, Kristin Bartley Lenz, that…
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