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  1. Dictionary.com’s Daily Learning At Home ELA Activities

    Find Week 1, Week 2, & new Week 3 ELA learning resources for preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and high school students below.   As we all prepare to self-isolate, shelter in place, quarantine, hunker down at home, the time for interacting with our kids is upon us. And the fact that many parents are still working [from home] doesn’t make engaging with our kids …

  2. Tax Words To Learn Right Now (As In Today)

    As the saying goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. This saying dates all the way back to 1716, and the word tax is even older than that. But this year, there’s a special twist, making taxes feel a little less … certain. July is tax month, thanks to COVID-19. Tax, meaning “a sum of money demanded by a government,” comes …

  3. How To Write A Murder Mystery

    Writing a murder mystery seems deceptively simple. After all, the ingredients are practically baked in. You’ve got three essential characters: the victim, the murderer, and the detective. And the plot is straightforward: the victim is murdered; the detective finds out who did it. But don’t mistake this simple framing for a lack of complexity. Within this space, there are countless possibilities. Every element—from the setting …

  4. How To Write A Cover Letter Without The Words “Opportunity” And “Experience”

    A cover letter is a one-page formal letter to a prospective employer about a position you seek. When applying for a job, you might be asked to provide a cover letter along with your résumé or CV. The two work together. Your résumé provides a dry list of facts about your experience. Your cover letter is your first chance to show the prospective employer who …

  5. How To Finally Start Writing That Book

    They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so it should stand to reason that the journey toward writing a book would begin with a single word. However, for most writers, the path to writing a book begins long before the first word ever lands on paper and is a multi-step process that can leave them constantly wondering if they …

  6. Dictionary.com’s Fifth Grade Homework Help Cheat Sheet

    Fifth grade is typically the final year of grade school, which means the lessons get cranked up a notch in preparation for middle school and beyond. Teachers ask students to delve deeper into subject matter, stretch their skills, and show more independence. The work is challenging but intriguing as they explore new concepts and develop their opinions about them. Fifth grade is also the year …