March 14, 2016

Your teen needs to be able to analyze the books, plays or short stories she’s assigned in class in order to write good essays. And this means picking out the juicy, often trickier stuff. Analytical essay prompts ask her to make connections between texts, discuss the deeper meaning of character actions, analyze use of literary […]

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Help Her Annotate Her English Book - Part 2

It’s a good bet that annotating, or writing notes about an assigned English text, is something your teen avoids like the plague. But it’s one of the ways she can make her life easier. If she writes down her (and her teacher’s) observations as she’s reading the book it is a heck of a lot […]

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