The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ The Custom House Journal Entry

Getting Ready to Read "The Life of the Custom House lies like a dream behind me . . . soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ The Custom House Journal Entry


To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Theme, Attributes, and Pre-Writing

Here are some links to download forms that will assist you in writing your TKM Character Sketch.  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Analyzing Theme ATTRIBUTE WEB for Literature Character Analysis PRE-WRITING SHEET  

Formatting Using Microsoft Word

HEADER OR FOOTER A header appears at the top of every page. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. 1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer. 2. Click the header or footer design that you want. We will use “Blank” for our documents. 3. If necessary, format text … Continue reading Formatting Using Microsoft Word

Letter Format

STANDARD MARGINS   Side Margins (SM):   1” - 1.25” Top Margin (TM):   2" – 2.5” Bottom Margin (BM):   at least 1"     BASIC PARTS OF A LETTER Return Address In personal letters, the return address consists of a line for the street address and one for the city, state, and ZIP Code. In business letters, the letterhead … Continue reading Letter Format


WHAT IS A NARRATIVE ESSAY??? When writing a narrative essay, one might think of it as telling a story. These essays are often anecdotal, experiential, and personal—allowing students to express themselves in a creative and, quite often, moving ways. Here are some guidelines for writing a narrative essay. If written as a story, the essay … Continue reading NARRATIVE GRADING RUBRIC

Journal Entry 1

Journal:  Summertime     Supplies: You need to have a journal of some type.  A spiral notebook, diary, or a folder on your computer are all suitable options.   ASSIGNMENT: Reflect on your experiences from this most recent summer.  Think about your activities-- trips you took, sights you saw, people you interacted with, and memories … Continue reading Journal Entry 1


This site is unique, in that it is not an online school, but rather the educator's resource. Although I am a teacher, and I do offer specialized contracted editing or tutoring, the main purpose of this website is that it contains several helpful resources and links that will lead to grammar, writing, and editing instruction sites. … Continue reading DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS OFFERED