Category: English Language Arts

The Surprising Correlation Between English Skills and Success in STEM

The Surprising Correlation Between English Skills and Success in STEM

When your child’s goal is to succeed in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers in the future, they might not pay a lot of attention to developing skills they associate with humanities. Like English Language skills. But who can...

August 6, 2020
The 15 Minute Reading Magic: Elevate your Child's Reading

The 15 Minute Reading Magic: Elevate your Child’s Reading

Reading for 15 minutes a day may be the differentiating factor between a successful student and a struggling student. But why 15 minutes? Shouldn’t any amount of reading each day be enough? Before we can answer this question, we need...

July 10, 2020

Help Your Child Do Better in Grammar In Just 30 Minutes Everyday!

As a parent or a tutor, you may think that teaching English grammar is all about learning certain rules by heart, knowing exceptions to these grammar rules, and practicing them extensively.   At Talentnook, we’ve worked with hundreds of students on improving their...

July 6, 2020
Figurative Language: Easily Enhance Your Writing

How to Use Figurative Language to Enhance Your Writing

Figurative language is a form of language which is more dramatic and visual than a direct statement in everyday language. It enables you to capture your reader’s attention Figurative language employs the use of metaphors, similes, and personification to help you...

June 29, 2020

Quarantine Booklist 2020: The Best Books to Read With Your Kids This Summer

Ready for a quarantine booklist for your family book club this summer? With online classes for school ending all around the country soon, parents are worried about how they will manage to keep their kids entertained and engaged in healthy...

June 25, 2020
5 Best Online Writing Courses For Your Homeschooler This Summer

5 Best Online Writing Courses For Homeschoolers This Summer

Children want to write. They want to write the first day they attend school. This is no accident. Before they went to school, they marked up walls, pavements, newspapers with crayons, chalk, pens, or pencils…anything that makes a mark. The...

June 5, 2020
5 Sure Shot Ways to Transform Your Writing Skills

5 Sure Shot Ways to Transform Your Writing Skills

Writing can be intimidating to a lot of people, especially those who are not used to writing regularly. However, with a little discipline and willingness to practice and learn, writing can change from an agonizing task to an effortless activity...

June 2, 2020
Improve your Vocabulary With These 7 Effective Ways

Improve your Vocabulary With These 7 Effective Ways

If you’re reading this post, chances are you are someone alacritous to improve your vocabulary. Congratulations! Most people don’t even realize in time the importance of having a good vocabulary ‘organically’. Cramming dictionaries doesn’t help and neither does reading newspapers...

May 28, 2020
How to Use a Plot Diagram for Effective Storytelling

How to Use a Plot Diagram for Effective Storytelling

Plot Diagrams are essential tools for building literary comprehension and effective storytelling, thus, forming one of the most essentials skills in English Language Arts. Plot diagrams allow students to form a course of the narrative and trace the major characters...

May 25, 2020