Writing Reports & Research Papers

Coffee and computer  Help your students become effective writers by using our lessons and handouts on key vocabulary, paper guidelines, outlining, bibliographies, graphic organizers, grammar help, and other writing essentials. There are plenty of tips for creating a successful essay, whether your students are writing book reports or research papers. This advice will be invaluable for students as they move through school, because they will inevitably be required to write more and more as they age.

Guidelines for Writing Reports, Essays, & Research Papers

Outlines, First Drafts, & Revisions

Grammar Tips

Terms & Techniques to Know & Use

Citations & Bibliographies

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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