How to Format an Essay With Visual Elements

Visual elements can aid the reader in comprehending an essay if they are formatted properly. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to appropriately format visual elements in an essay. Using Visual Elements With any genre of essay, there comes a Read More

Camazotz in A Wrinkle in Time

In Madeleine L’Engle’s book ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ an important quest takes Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin to five different planets. In this lesson, you’ll learn about Camazotz, the least hospitable of the planets. A Dark Planet One of the Read More

A Comparison Between Text & Other Mediums

What are the advantages and disadvantages of various mediums when reading content? Does the medium affect the comprehension? In this lesson, we will compare text-only versions to audio, video, and multimedia versions of the text. Reading Content When reading content, Read More

The Value of Responding to Literary Texts

Learning through reading literature is fundamental to critical thinking and understanding. This lesson will explain some of the key benefits of reading and responding to literary texts. The Reading Situation Most children are interested in a good story, whether it Read More

What is Foreshadowing? – Types, Examples & Definitions

Learn about how authors use foreshadowing, both subtle and direct, as part of their storytelling process. Explore many examples of foreshadowing, from classical plays to contemporary stories. What is Foreshadowing? My mom and I like to predict what is going Read More

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

Discover, once and for all, what irony is and is not. Explore three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic, and learn about some famous and everyday examples. What Is Irony? The 1995 pop song by singer Alanis Morissette, ‘Ironic,’ Read More

When & How to Use ‘i.e.’ in a Sentence

This lesson is about the use of ‘i.e.’ in writing. You will learn the meaning of this abbreviation and why it is helpful in written communication. You will also learn how to use it correctly in your own writing and Read More

What is a Palindrome? – Definition & Examples

In this lesson you will learn about what a palindrome is. The definition will be provided, as well as examples of words and phrases which are considered palindromes. Welcome to the Palindrome Palindrome. The word creates images of people in Read More