|The kids use highlighters and stickers now to mark what they've done well before we even begin to look for the items that need correcting. We just keep this can handy during school hours. They love the can.|
|A spelling dictionary I picked up at a Scholastic Warehouse Sale years ago. It comes in handy actually. For Christmas, we bought R10 her own Franklin Children's Dictionary and Speller. I was afraid she wouldn't be able to spell well enough to use it, but she does! And this little tool makes editing pretty cool stuff.|
|A pocket thesaurus which is great for beginners, but pretty lame over all and good ol' Roget's that I used in college. It doesn't even hold a candle to The Synonym Finder (below).|
|The best thesaurus EVER. Trust me. You need this book.|
We are having a great time writing this semester. We have a few things cooking, but I've been spending a lot of time at In Our Write Minds. I am most excited to report though, that despite the fact that I do not use formal writing/grammar programs, my kids are doing very well with their writing. Which really just reaffirms my choice to continue with the goal of helping my kids to become good written communicators through lots of writing and coaching.