Life of Fred Language Arts Series: Dreams

by Stanley F. Schmidt, PhD Author

The fourth book of the Life of Fred Language Arts Series. This series covers English for high school students. Why kids don’t go to jail, Brackets, parentheses, and braces, Three ways to make a break in a sentence (commas, parentheses and dashes), How to type an em dash on a computer, Which words ending in –nger are pronounced with a hard g, Use of [sic], Where to put the question mark(s) in Did he ask, “What time is it”, What to use instead of parentheses inside of parentheses, Twenty-six research doctorates and two professional degree doctorates, Ruminants and why horses are unlucky, Three uses of a dash, When a question mark or an exclamation mark can touch a dash, What not to say to little children, Metaphors, The only time a period can touch a dash, When acronyms lose their periods or their capitalization, Analogy, Emphatic form of a verb, Compound subjects, Compound verbs, Simple, compound, and complex sentences, Coordinating and correlative conjunctions, When to express numbers as words or as numerals, Conjunctive adverbs, Figurative language (comparison, degree, and association), Two rules for making outlines, Parallel construction, Synecdoche, The difference between metaphor and metonymy, Allusions in writing, Good spelling implies high IQ, Inverse, converse, and contrapositive, Logical equivalence, The four times to use the passive voice, How to pronounce viz. e.g. and i.e., Three keys to good writing, Unnecessary prepositions, How to write an essay, Plagiarism, Etymology, Two times you can use sentence fragments, Three uses of the slash mark (/), Why we capitalize the pronoun I, Ellipsis.


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
6th - 12th


  • 1 Misdirected Anger
  • 1 Your Turn to Play
  • 2 Emails
  • 2 Your Turn to Play
  • 3 The Stain
  • 3 Your Turn to Play
  • 4 Trash-talking
  • 4 Your Turn to Play
  • 5 Listening
  • 5 Your Turn to Play
  • 6 Walking the Dog
  • 6 Your Turn to Play
  • 7 Flexible and Varied
  • 7 Your Turn to Play
  • 8 Nap
  • 8 Your Turn to Play
  • 9 Dreams
  • 9 Your Turn to Play
  • 10 Out of Bed
  • 10 Your Turn to Play
  • 11 Voice
  • 11 Your Turn to Play
  • 12 The Fifth Thought
  • 12 Your Turn to Play
  • 13 Dark
  • 13 Your Turn to Play
  • 14 On the Streets of Dubbo
  • 14 Your Turn to Play
  • 15 On the Train
  • 15 Your Turn to Play
  • 16 Sunshine
  • 16 Your Turn to Play
  • 17 Yours and Mine
  • 17 Your Turn to Play
  • 18 Sunny and Scenic
  • 18 Your Turn to Play
  • 19 Heading Home
  • 19 Your Turn to Play

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