Cozy Grammar recently offered a workshop for starting off the learning year with creativity and joy. Take a peek!
Dot asks, “Do you have any tips for an aspiring playwright?” Here Thomas shares some practical and inspiring tips for beginners who want to know how to write a play or script.
Awais R. asks, “Can you differentiate between at times and sometimes.” Thomas explores the difference and how it connects to poetry.
Dot S. asks, “Do you have any tips for overcoming a fear of writing?” Here Thomas shares a few tips that can be used for writing stories and even assignments.
Here’s simple and clear introduction to nouns of address, complete with a creative writing activity from Thomas that you can try.
Emory B. asks, “What are tenses in English grammar?” Here’s a surprising answer from Thomas and some creative writing activities for exploring tenses in English.
Komal V. asks, “How do we develop writing skills in young people?” Here Thomas explores 3 ways to make writing more playful and fun writing activities for kids.
To close out this month’s Ask Cozy Grammar session, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma reads a poem called “Cascadian Lyric.”
With so many of us now learning from home, have you found yourself needing grammar help, resources, ideas, or support for your kids? Do you want to learn or teach language in ways that inspire creativity and confidence? Send us your question and we’ll answer it in a video!
Dennis E. asks, “What is your teaching experience and background?” Here Thomas describes his experience with grammar and language, explaining how he brings his life’s work as a writer to his work for Cozy Grammar.
A student recently asked, “How do we rewrite a sentence without changing the meaning?” Here Thomas shares three simple tips for how to rewrite a sentence without changing the meaning but making it stronger at the same time.
A parent asks, “How do we get kids to write? How do you teach creative writing in primary school ages? Kids are always running from writing.” In this Ask Cozy Grammar session, Thomas suggests “writing out loud.”
Thomas answers a question about how to encourage students and children to speak fluently and grammatically from an early age.
Taranindya asks, “What writing exercise can we use for practicing English grammar with a 9-year-old at home?” Here are some tips from Thomas.
Taranindya asks, “How Can We Grow Our Children’s Writing Habits?” Here Thomas gives several key ways to foster enthusiasm for writing.
Punctuation can often seem intimidating. Everywhere we look, there appear to be different and contradictory rules about how we’re supposed to use all these dots, lines, and squiggles in our writing. But as Marie explains, punctuation is simply a tool to clarify meaning and prevent misunderstanding.