Parent Resources

Homework Help and Advice for Parents of Teenagers





Homework Help:
    OWL:  Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.  This site can answer questions about correct citation using MLA format, avoiding plagiarism, and correct ways to write a variety of different essays and papers.
    Helping your Child with Homework:  This government site offers suggestions to help your child succeed in school.
    Article Analysis Worksheet:  Students can use this tool to help understand informational text in any subject area.
    SpunkyEnglish:  Virtual grammar lab featuring self-paced practice and activities to support grammar skills.
    BBC - Grammar Challenge:  Interactive site provides instruction and practice in basic grammar.
    Evaluating Logic and Validity - Guide to Critical Thinking:  Short, informative reading with tips to help students determine the logic and validity of the sources they are using in research.
    UBC Writer's Toolbox - The Basic Principles of Persuasive Writing:  Online writing lab at The Univerisity of British Columbia offers excellent information about persuasive writing.
    Common Themes in Literature: A short list of common themes found in literature with examples of thesis statements students might develop to discuss themes in essays. 
    American Rhetoric:  Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century:  Full text and audio database of Top 100 American Speeches by rank order.
    Ralph Fletcher - Podcast about Boy Writers:  Noted author and researcher, Ralph Fletcher, discusses boys and their writing.
    The National Archive - Digital Vaults:  Collection of primary source materials suitable for research in many different academic subjects.
    Grammar Girl:  Podcasts on a variety of grammar topics students find troublesome.
    Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude:  Interactive site with games and activities to help students understand grammar.
    Library of Congress:  Wealth of primary resources suitable for research in many different academic subjects.
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Those teenagers . . .
    Parenting tips for parents of teens:  For parents, by parents.  Inclusive list of topics and resources.
    A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years All information on KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
    Parents - The Anti-DrugSponsored by The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
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