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Get reading, writing, and grammar help to succeed in English language arts class. Find study help and practice exercises by selecting a topic below. From grammar and spelling to reading comprehension and essay writing, you will find the “write” materials you need to excel.

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    Reading and Finding The Main Idea Help

    Introduction to Finding the Main Idea Just as there's a motive behind every crime, there's also a motive behind every piece of writing. All writing is communication. A writer writes to convey his or her thoughts to an audience, the reader: you. Just ...

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    Defining Vocabulary in Context Help

    Introduction to Defining Vocabulary in Context An active reader looks up unfamiliar words. But what if you don't have a dictionary? In a testing situation (or, for that matter, if you're reading on the bus), you almost certainly won't be able to look up words you ...

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    Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion Help

    Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion What's the difference between fact and opinion, and what does it matter, anyway? It matters a great deal, especially when it comes to reading comprehension. During your life, you'll be exposed ...

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    Reading Comprehension Strategies Practice Test

    Reading Comprehension Strategies Practice Test In order to solve a crime, a detective cannot just get the facts of the case, just discover the motive, just decipher difficult clues, or just distinguish between fact and opinion. ...

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    Reading Chronological Order Help

    Introduction to Chronological Order There are many ways to tell a story. Some stories start in the middle and flash backward to the beginning; a few start at the end and tell the story in reverse. In media res is a technique in which the ...

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    Reading Order of Importance Help

    Order of Importance Continuing your study of the structure of reading material, this lesson shows you how writers use order of importance—from least to most important or from most to least important. Understanding this commonly ...

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    Compare and Contrast Help

    How Comparison and Contrast Work When writers compare and contrast, they provide a way of classifying or judging the items they are discussing. They show how two (or more) things are similar or different when placed side by side. Consider, for example, the ...

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    Reading Comprehension Cause and Effect Help

    Introduction to Cause and Effect For every action," famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton said, "there is an equal and opposite reaction." Every action results in another action (a reaction); or, for every action, there is an ...

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    Reading Comprehension Organization Practice Test

    Reading Comprehension Organization Practice Test Like an architect designing a building, a writer must have a blueprint—a plan for how he or she will organize the passage. So far in this section, we've looked at several ways that ...

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    Reading Point of View Help

    Introduction to Point of View Picture this: You are walking along a tree-lined street late in the afternoon. Just ahead of you, a woman is sitting on a bench; a dog lies in the shade at her feet. You watch them and nod hello as you walk by. Now, ...

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