This category contains sites that provide information, tips, guides, and activities to help kids and teens learn proper composition style and usage.

Style includes learning how to avoid the use of cliches, slang, and overly complicated or long-winded methods of conveying meaning in writing.

Capitalizing
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides a list of rules and examples. Includes sentences, quotations, proper nouns, names, titles, and scientific nomenclature.
Cliche Finder
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A searchable database of overused expressions, with a fun feature creating a random list.
Common Errors in English
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] An explanation of common English usage errors and how to avoid making them.
The Elements of Style - William Strunk
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Principal requirements of plain English style. Focuses on the rules of usage in literature, composition and grammar.
Grammar Slammer
[ Mature Teens ] This help file indexes style and usage, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, letter writing, common mistakes and a grammar glossary.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Features searchable index of grammatical rules, explanations, comments on style, and usage suggestions.
Plain English Campaign
[ Mature Teens ] Working internationally to try to get public information written in plain English, instead of using gobbledygook, jargon and legalese. Includes examples, with annual awards for the worst offenders.
Plain Language
[ Mature Teens ] A guide to help writers avoid confusing language and long-windedness. Can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF.
The Sports Cliche List
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A searchable collection of cliches used by American teams, fans, coaches and commentators, with humorous comments and sound clips.
WordWizard
[ Mature Teens ] Learn about word meanings, slang, quotations, insults, and famous authors.
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