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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Homeschooling by Subject
Language Arts for Homeschoolers
Writing Resources

Writing Curriculum, How-To Books, Prompts,
and Other Resources

by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006

Writing Programs, Writing Prompts, plus Fun and
Alternatives, and Online Enrichment

How-To Books on Writing (for Parents and Students)

Additional Resources

Narrative Activities to Jump-start Your Child's Storytelling and
Writing Skills-- an article from the Homeschool Diner

The Elements of Style Illustrated by Strunk and White -- the classic
grammar and writing manual, originally written in 1959,  has been
freshened up with illustrations, still the most popular grammar manual in
use, conversational, subtly humorous,  great for lovers of the written word

Adios, Strunk and White by Gary and Glynis Hoffman -- this is a
revision/expansion of  Gary's previous book, "
Writeful" (scroll down to
read a review) -- "...expand writing beyond the five-paragraph, academic
word-box... learn style for business, academic, scientific, and creative
writing through concepts that appeal to our rhythmic, spatial, and playful
sensibilities...",  available thru Amazon, etc.

Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward Corbett -- this
book is a classic, for serious writers looking for an introduction to
argumentative logic and classical rhetoric, not light reading, often
recommended for use with
The Well-Trained Mind Grades 9 - 12
Classical Education)

Thank You for Arguing:  What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer
Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay
Heinrichs -- a practical but humorous look at rhetoric with examples from
unexpected contemporary figures, reviews and excerpts available

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric by Brigham Young
University -- a free online resource, examines the art of effective writing
and speaking,  "...a discipline for training students to become proficient in
applying the resources of language..."

The Mayfield Handbook for Technical and Scientific Writing -- a
free online instructional guide

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications -- the style
standard for most online documents

Read Me First: a Style Guide for the Computer Industry by Sun,  
includes info on managing documents and setting up a pubs dept

Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization:  A NASA Handbook for
Technical Writers and Editors -- a free online NASA document helpful
to students who prefer writing about technical or scientific subject matter

Citation Styles for Research Papers -- a summary of the common
styles, from the Long Island University
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