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Words, words, words are everywhere! Building a bigger vocabulary helps you to become a stronger reader and writer. Word knowledge is a very important part of language development. Enhance what you learn at school by creating a Word Builder Dictionary. WRIXX will provide several opportunities to build a useful dictionary to enhance your vocabulary. You will need a Composition Book to get started. Here are a few ways WRIXX will help you create a dictionary: 1. The Word a Day; 2. The Word a Week; 3. Dictionary Quizzery and more! Click the Composition Book to view the video on setting up your dictionary.

Genre Chart

Genre refers to the category of literature or other forms of art whether it is written or spoken, audio or visual and is based on some set of stylistic criteria. There are several categories of genre in literature. The chart provided describes several genres children should be familiar with. Click the chart.

Paragraph Practice

Paragraphs are the units of a story composition. A paragraph is made up of a group of sentences which relate to a single topic. A paragraph can be short or long, but should incorporate at least 3 sentences to get a message across to the reader. However, many teachers require that a paragraph have at least 4 or more sentences. Create a paragraph using the practice sheet provided. Click the pencil.

Be Descriptive

Using different words to describe a person speaking can make the statement more interesting. For example, instead of always using "He said" or  "She said" try one of the words given on the attached chart. Click the pencil.

Simple or Compound

There are three kinds of sentences in English: simple, complex and compound. This writing tool focuses on simple and compound sentences. See the attached guide on simple and compound sentences. Click the pencil.

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Weekly Grammar Tips


Further/Farther are often used incorrectly.

Further-means advancement.

Farther-refers to physical distance. 

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