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Grammarly for Microsoft Office - YouTube

Grammarly for Microsoft Office - YouTube | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Download Grammarly for FREE today at www.grammarly.com/office-addin and see just how great mistake-free writing can be. The World's Best Grammar Checker, Gra...
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I'm installing Grammarly into Word.  The more writer's power tools I have at my fingertips the better. (Also this YouTube video makes a strong pitch for an interesting new product. 

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15 Shocking Student Writing Fails (Infographic)

15 Shocking Student Writing Fails (Infographic) | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
See the 15 most common writing mistakes made by students and find out how to reduce errors to an absolute minimum.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 20, 2014 1:15 PM

Check your writing against this info-graphic!

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Affect Versus Effect

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Get Grammar Girl's take on effect versus affect. Learn the differences between affect and effect.
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 31, 2013 5:11 PM

Grammar Girl is amazing!  My students love her

Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:14 PM

I hate grammer, then/than.. ugh!

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Is Grammar Worth Teaching?

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Walt Gardner taught for 28 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District and was a lecturer in the UCLA Graduate School of Education. Follow Walt Gardner on Twitter.

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Ann Kenady's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:59 PM

I don't think it's asking too much that students be able to write "a clear 5-sentence memo devoid of grammatical and spelling errors." Maybe we can continue to nudge the bar back up to where it should be.

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Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong

Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
And ending sentences with a preposition is nothing worth worrying about


Where did these phony rules originate, and why do they persist?

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Grammar Gamble - the online English grammar test

Grammar Gamble - the online English grammar test | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Play Grammar Gamble, the online English grammar quiz, and beat the scores of your friends.

Grammar Gamble is based on the popular classroom activity. Players choose the answer to a grammar question and 'bet' points depending on how confident they are. At the end of the game they can share their final scores on Facebook or Twitter.

 


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timsbox's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:36 AM

Un quiz de grammaire sympa, avec des défis entre internautes et la possibilité de parier (virtuellement !) sur sa réponse

 

Pour l'instant, les sujets traités sont limités mais çà devrait se développer

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:19 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EFL

 

 

madhura bhagwat's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:30 AM

interesting....

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Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater

Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Grammar & Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...Paper Rater is a nice tool that can automatically proofread stuff you’ve written. It analyzes your writing style, word choice and tells about most of the grammar and spelling mistakes (it isn’t 100% accurate).


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GrammarCheck.net – Free Online Grammar Checker

GrammarCheck.net – Free Online Grammar Checker | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Check your grammar for free on our site. Check whole documents or just a few sentences.

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A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great

A Brief History of The Elements of Style and What Makes It Great | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
On depth in simplicity and beauty in plainness.

"I hate the guts of English grammar," E. B White once famously proclaimed.
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Where Do Periods Go in Quotations?

Grammar Girl explains the differences between American and British rules of grammar. 

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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Below are 20 common grammar mistakes I see routinely, not only in editorial queries and submissions, but in print: in HR manuals, blogs, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and even best selling novels. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve made each of these mistakes a hundred times, and I know some of the best authors in history have lived to see these very toadstools appear in print. Let's hope you can learn from some of their more famous mistakes.


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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.
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I just added this to my Chrome browser.  It came highly recommend. It also works in D2L (which has a very weak spell check system).  


To get your own custom dictionary you must create a free account with Grammarly. Their paid system has more horsepower.  


Give it a try! 

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Trent Online's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:00 PM

An excellent grammar-checking and grammar-advice tool

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:11 AM

 92% of companies that attributed the  acquisition of just 1 customer from blog activity posted multiple times per day.  Stay focused on your customers and hire a competent writer to handle this activity.

Christopher Lopez's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:38 AM

Blogging is very essential to attract customers. It should be flawless.

Helen Stark's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:17 AM

Cool infographic that will be useful for any blogger.

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20 resources for teaching and practicing parts of speech | Teach them English

20 resources for teaching and practicing parts of speech | Teach them English | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Learning the difference between the various parts of speech - nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections - can be tedious and confusing for any language learner.

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Robin Yu's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:17 PM

Some ready-to-use pdfs for teaching students classroom terminology.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:31 AM

Readymade resources for teaching

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 15, 2013 11:29 AM
Great resource,thank you.
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Instant grammar checker - Fast, 100% FREE scans for your writing

Instant grammar checker - Fast, 100% FREE scans for your writing | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Online grammar checker. You don't need to pay us, register or complete any test - you just copy-paste your text and see your grammar mistakes. Easy as pie!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:19 AM

I tested it as English isn't my mother tongue to improve my writing and I like especially the opening help window while clicking the highlighted errors. It reminds me the lost knowledge over the years and so I can refresh it.

Communica8GH's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:37 PM

More in-depth than typical word processing. Has some prAACtical applications for sure.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:20 PM

a gr8 tool!

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The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them)

The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them) | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
In 2011, the publisher of my book Enchantment could not fill an order for 500 e-book copies. Because of this experience, I self-published my next book, What the Plus!
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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:24 PM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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Semicolons; So Tricky

Semicolons; So Tricky | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
One of the pleasures of a recent piece on semicolons by Ben Dolnick, in the Times (“Semicolons: A Love Story”), was his reference to William James, whose deft use of the semicolon to pile on clauses, Dolnick writes, is...
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Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude

Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude. Includes detailed terms, interactive exercises, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and more!

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Jeff Anderson: Stray from the Conventional Wisdom: Show Writers How to Shape Writing with Grammar and Mechanics

Jeff Anderson: Stray from the Conventional Wisdom: Show Writers How to Shape Writing with Grammar and Mechanics | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Before we can talk about what's unconventional in the teaching of grammar and mechanics, we have to settle on what's conventional. I'd have to say death by editing or tough-love-error eradication― you know, papers splattered with red marking off a crime scene of error. We train kids to follow the errors, to become a CSI― crime sentence investigator. That's been the order of the day. As if students take home the eviscerated essay and consider their pattern of error and use a handbook to brush up on their weak spots. I think they file them away― in the garbage― and then assume the identity that they can't write. And as I travel throughout the United States, I hear that this is conventionally― though a bit exaggerated― how grammar and mechanics are taught.

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